Date 2017: June 5 – June 13
Duration: 9 days from/to Whitehorse
Group size: 3 to 8 guests, also available for 2 guest for a surcharge
Rates: $2340 + GST per person, double occupancy, single rooms $480
Unique Adventure along Canada’s most northern highway: Dempster Highway from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle!
This trip combines birding and easy hiking which makes it unique in its nature. We will spend our days exploring the area from the road and on easy to moderate trails. This gives us great opportunities to observe a wide variety of migratory and resident birds. We will also have time to look for spring flowers of which many are only found in this part of the world. Birder’s highlights are Northern Wheatear, Surfbird, Rock Ptarmigan, Long-tailed Jaeger, Short-eared Owl, Red-throated Loon, and Wandering Tattler. Your guide will identify and interpret the flora and fauna of the area as well as the physical features of the region.
This program is tailored to the bird lover and naturalist who likes to venture off the road to take advantage of observations in the solitude away from the highway. Hikes will be up to 4 hours, but always in consensus with the participants. Changes to the itinerary due to weather or road conditions must be considered.
In 1979, the Canadian government built this 800 km (500 miles) gravel highway to open up the oil and gas riches in the Mackenzie Delta. But the real riches are in the unsurpassed views, overwhelming beauty and magnitude of the landscapes. About half way up the highway, in Eagle Plains, we’ll find the only hotel, gas station and repair services along the entire highway. You are now only a half hour south of the Arctic Circle.
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