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BEGINS IN: YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES,

Once in a Lifetime: An Unforgettable Wilderness Adventure in the Remote High Arctic

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Program #21426RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 28 total, 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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The Yellowknife Inn: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The Yellowknife Inn is conveniently located in the centre of downtown Yellowknife, just a ten minute shuttle ride from the Yellowknife Airport. This city centre location is within a few short blocks of many territorial offices including the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the Department of Health and Social Services as well as the Department of Finance and Aurora College. A short walk will also take you to most of the Federal Government buildings that house the offices of Indian and Northern Affairs, Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada. Stanton Territorial Hospital is located within ten minutes from the Yellowknife Inn. Sitting on the edge of the Arctic Circle and rich in cultural history, this area enjoys summers with practically 24 hours of daylight and incredible winter skies lit by the aurora borealis. Yellowknife was once a gold mining town and is now considered the diamond capital of North America,

Contact info:
PO Box 490
5010 49th Street
Yellowknife,, NT X1A 2N4 Canada
phone: 867-873-2601
web: www.yellowknifeinn.com

Room amenities: Our luxurious pillow top mattresses, white striped linens, plush duvets with designer cummerbunds and accent pillows (and blackout curtains) will ensure you a restful sleep. Experience the convenience of complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, work desks with ergonomic chairs, “LodgeNet” movies and music, and telephone voicemail. All our rooms are equipped with coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Business Centre, Access to fitness facility, Centre Square Mall (adjoining the hotel), 24 hour front desk staff and security. Key-Card access for elevator and guest room. On site L’Attitudes Restaurant and Mackenzie Lounge and Merle Norman Spa facilities. ATM Machine Complimentary airport shuttle (867-873-2601)

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel.
Contact hotel directly for rates and availability.

Additional nights after: Contact hotel.
Contact hotel directly for rates and availability.

Arctic Watch Lodge: Cunningham Inlet, 7 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Constructed and opened in 1992, the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is located in Cunningham Inlet, 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on Somerset island, in Nunavut, Canada’s largest and newest territory, which formally came into being in 1999. It’s the most northerly fly-in lodge in the world and offers a level of accommodation that’s the equivalent to that of a five-star hotel in Nunavut. A world-class beluga whale observation site, Arctic Watch offers access to hiking, kayaking, Arctic safaris with muskox, polar bears, arctic foxes, birds and archeological sites. Guests can climb mountains, fish lakes, and hike through canyons, across tundra and around waterfalls. They travel across land and water by foot, sea kayak, raft, mountain bike and ATV (all-terrain vehicle). The vistas are immense and, since the lodge only accepts guests in the summer, it’s daylight 24 hours a day. A permanent “Sprung” structure, (www.sprung.com) the lodge’s walls are made of an innovative and incredibly tough and durable fabric that adheres to a tensioned membrane or framework. Modern and comfortable, the main complex houses a dining room, kitchen, lounge, library, an interpretive and museum centre, souvenir shop, shower facilities and an activities/gear room.

Contact info:
P.O. Box
Cunningham Inlet, NU Canada
phone: 855-459-1794
web: www.arcticwatch.ca

Room amenities: At Arctic Watch we have 16 cabins for guests. The maximum number of guests is 23 per week, and we have a limited number of single occupancy cabins at no supplement. Each cabin has 110 volt electricity, cold running water and a marine toilet. Each cabin is heated with a kerosene catalytic heater. Every night, our guests receive hot-water bottles to take with them as they bed down under thick duvets that keep them cozy and warm through the Arctic night. Showers are located in the main complex.

Facility amenities: The accommodations at Arctic Watch are the most comfortable remote facilities in the High Arctic with private cabins and even Internet communications. The staff are passionate, professional, expert and very caring. And the food is incredible, including local foods such as muskox and Arctic char. Every day starts with fresh hot muffins and ends with a hot shower and a glass of wine! The great room, which includes our lounge and interpretive centre, is home to an extensive Arctic library. Here guests will find a small interpretive centre, housing regional artifacts, traditional Inuit clothing and 42-million-year-old wood, bones and fossils. Detailed geological and geographical maps are also accessible at the centre. SPECIAL DIETS All the food at Arctic Watch is flown 1500 km from Yellowknife. Although the nearest grocery is that far away, we can provide vegetarian meals if requested. For those with special diets, such as “gluten free,” we will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable during your visit. Please be sure to let us know of your requirements well in advance

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Marine toilet in cabin; showers are located in the main complex.

The Yellowknife Inn: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The Yellowknife Inn is conveniently located in the centre of downtown Yellowknife, just a ten minute shuttle ride from the Yellowknife Airport. This city centre location is within a few short blocks of many territorial offices including the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the Department of Health and Social Services as well as the Department of Finance and Aurora College. A short walk will also take you to most of the Federal Government buildings that house the offices of Indian and Northern Affairs, Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada. Stanton Territorial Hospital is located within ten minutes from the Yellowknife Inn. Sitting on the edge of the Arctic Circle and rich in cultural history, this area enjoys summers with practically 24 hours of daylight and incredible winter skies lit by the aurora borealis. Yellowknife was once a gold mining town and is now considered the diamond capital of North America,

Contact info:
PO Box 490
5010 49th Street
Yellowknife,, NT X1A 2N4 Canada
phone: 867-873-2601
web: www.yellowknifeinn.com

Room amenities: Our luxurious pillow top mattresses, white striped linens, plush duvets with designer cummerbunds and accent pillows (and blackout curtains) will ensure you a restful sleep. Experience the convenience of complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, work desks with ergonomic chairs, “LodgeNet” movies and music, and telephone voicemail. All our rooms are equipped with coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Business Centre, Access to fitness facility, Centre Square Mall (adjoining the hotel), 24 hour front desk staff and security. Key-Card access for elevator and guest room. On site L’Attitudes Restaurant and Mackenzie Lounge and Merle Norman Spa facilities. ATM Machine Complimentary airport shuttle (867-873-2601)

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel.
Contact hotel directly for rates and availability.

Additional nights after: Contact hotel.
Contact hotel directly for rates and availability.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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