Date 2019: May 31 to June 7
Duration: 8 days from/to Whitehorse
Group size: 3 to 8 guests, also available for 2 guest for a surcharge
Rates: $2390 + GST per person, double occupancy, single rooms $480
Unique Adventure along Canada’s most northerly highway: Dempster Highway into the arctic tundra!
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. There are no communities and no accomodation along the stretch of the Dempster Highway we are travelling for this trip (km 1 to 270).
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