The Northern Lights
A faint glow appears on the horizon. Slowly, soft colours of light shimmer across the sky. The colours bend and weave and seem to dance around the sky before slowly fading. The night sky returns to darkness. You have just witnessed the display of awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis.
Fall Aurorol Odyssey
This is a very limited tour that travels once a year. Attainable only by charter plane Engage the untamed wilderness to photograph wolves, moose, fox and caribou in their Arctic habitat.
This tour is led by a renowned astrophysicist and photographer specialist and is 7 days/6 nights. the stage is a remote Arctic lodge east of Yellowknife and is far removed from viewing inhibitors such as city lights. During the day rare wildlife viewing will be complemented by hiking, canoeing and kayaking.
Depart Edmonton for Yellowknife and take a city tour including historic gold rush heritage. Visit Great Slave Lake's ice road, the Con (gold) Mine and the Village of Detah, home to Dene Indians. Freetime in the afternoon followed by dinner and orientation on the Aurora Borealis. Optional walk out to the lake to view the lights with your group escort.
After breakfast take an interpretive hike in the nearby Boreal forest followed by lunch and return to Yellowknife for freetime. Transfer to a floatplane and fly to the remote Arctic lodge on Blachford Lake where you will stay for the next 5 days in wilderness wonderland. Please note the lodge is in keeping with the remote destination. the main lodge offers five private guestrooms, full kitchen, conference, restrooms, shower facilities, a lounge with a full bar and outside has a jacuzzi/hot tub and decks to view the lights. Five cosy cabins are located nearby which do not have indoor plumbing but are convenient for the main lodge.
Aurora viewing & Skywatching
Clear weather permitting, each night will involve an intense exploration of the Arctic's night sky with engaging lectures on many related subjects. Relax around the fire in a tipi and listen to stories told by Dene Indians.
Surrounded by rich fall colours explore the surrounding wilderness by foot or boat and look for wildlife including moose, fox, pine martins, Arctic hare as well as many Arctic bird life. Wolves are remotely possible and their howls are often heard at night. Canoes and kayaks are at your disposal to explore the lake and hidden beaches and optional fishing gear and guide services are available.
Morning is at leisure before your floatplane back to Yellowknife and your flight back to Edmonton where your journey ends.
9 nights. Based on 2 sharing.
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