2018 & 2019 CANOE TRIPS
Please contact us for full details on any of the 2018 canoe trips outlined below (15-26 pages per trip). We will be happy to send these to you by email.
(1) June 11 - 18 (8 days). A treeline canoe trip primarily on small and narrow lakes but with some river paddling. A few rapids. No portages. Eskers and miles and miles of some of the best white sandy beaches to be found anywhere. Superb campsites. Muskoxen, moose, wolves (3 wolf dens), black bears, waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans, loons), bald eagles, boreal and tundra birds. Excellent fishing for large lake trout and northern pike (up to 30 lbs.). Guiding-outfitting fees $2640; air charter fees $2349. Total cost: $4989 CAD ($4023 USD)* per person from Fort Smith, N.W.T. return. 15 pages of details are available by email for this trip.
(2) June 24 - July 5 (12 days). 170 miles (max.) on the Thelon River and a tributary in the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary. Arguably, the most beautiful canoe trip in the Barren Lands. Most of this canoe trip takes place in the Thelon Oasis, the most remote location on the North American continent and far north of the regular treeline. 98% river paddling. Considerable number of easy rapids. No portages. Wide variety of plant communities, wildlife and spectacular scenery. Profuse wildflowers. Our best trip for wolves (10 wolf dens). Also muskoxen, moose and grizzlies. Large numbers of geese, ducks, swans, loons(4 species), arctic terns, jaegers, ptarmagan, etc. Also peregrines (many active eyries), gyrfalcons, roughlegs and eagles. Fair fishing for lake trout and grayling. Guiding-outfitting fees $3960; air charter fees $4059. Total cost: $8019 CAD ($6467 USD)* per person from Fort Smith, N.W.T. return. 26 pages of details are available by email for this trip.
(3) July 18 - 29 (12 days). The best of the Thelon. This 120 mile long tundra canoe trip on the Thelon River is about as far away from human settlements and roads as you can get in North America. Our route features the most varied paddling, the most spectacular scenery, and the best wildlife areas on this iconic wild river. 80% river paddling. Some small lakes and rapids. No portages. We’ll camp on some of the largest sandy eskers on the planet with their oases of spruce forest and sandy beaches. The Thelon is legendary as a wildlife paradise featuring muskoxen, wolves (4 dens), moose, grizzlies, geese, ducks, loons, peregrine falcons, gyrfalcons, bald eagles, arctic terns, jaegers, ptarmigan, etc. Fair fishing for lake trout and grayling. Guiding-outfitting fees $3960; air charter fees $3377. Total cost: $7337 CAD ($5917 USD)* per person from Fort Smith, N.W.T. return. 21 pages of details are available by email for this trip.
(4) August 6 - 17 (12 days). A tundra river canoe trip on a Thelon River tributary. Scattered lakes and many canoeable rapids. Five or six short portages. Wide variety of tundra scenery including a number of spectacular treed sandy eskers. Hilly terrain. Superb campsites fronted by sand beaches. Muskoxen, wolves, moose, black and grizzly bears, loons, geese, eagles and many other tundra birds. This trip offers the best chances of seeing caribou (presently, nearly all caribou herds across northern Canada are at rock-bottom numbers). Excellent fishing for grayling. Lake trout in some places. Guiding-outfitting fees $3960; air charter fees $2889. Total cost: $6849 CAD ($5523 USD)* per person from Fort Smith, N.W.T. return. 20 pages of details are available by email for this trip.
(5) August 23 - September 3 (12 days). A flat-water canoe trip primarily in Thaidene Nene – a large, new, soon-to-be national park. Our route follows a series of lakes joined by short stretches of river through predominantly tundra country close to the treeline. Virtually 100% flat-water paddling. One short portage. Hilly terrain, sandy eskers and spectacular hiking. Superb campsites fronted by sandy beaches every day. Our best trip for Northern Lights. Muskoxen, wolves, moose, grizzlies, black bears, loons, bald eagles and a variety of tundra and boreal birds. Good fishing for lake trout and grayling. Guiding-outfitting fees $3960; air charter fees $2365. Total cost: $6325 CAD ($5101 USD)* per person from Fort Smith, N.W.T. return. 18 pages of details are available by email for this trip.
(1) June 11 - 18 (8 days). Same route as June 11 - 18, 2018.
*NOTE: The total cost for each of our 2018 and 2019 canoe trips is subject to an additional 5% federal “Goods and Services Tax” (GST). US dollar costs are approximate and were calculated from November 10, 2017 bank rates of $1.00 USD equals $1.24 CAD. Costs of 2019 canoe trips are subject to increase as of November, 2018. However, anyone booking space on a trip for 2019 by October 31, 2018 will be guaranteed the 2018 guiding-outfitting rate.
CANOE ARCTIC INC.
P.O. Box 130
Fort Smith, NT.
Canada X0E 0P0