Winter Arctic Experience

A spectacular arctic Adventure
From Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Experience the barren lands with the “Ice Road Truckers”
Drive to a diamond mine on the longest ice road in the world
Feel the magic of the aurora under the clearest sky in the world.
Take a dog team ride back in time.

True North Safaris, Mackay Lake Lodge, & the Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites and Aurora Village is offering a 5 night package tour.

- Upon arrival at the Yellowknife airport take a shuttle bus to the Chateau Nova Hotel
- Day 1 pick up about 10:00 AM at the Hotel
To the True North Safaris office for clothing check and/or rental
Depart Yellowknife around noon driving to Mackay Lake Lodge
First stop at Tibbit Lake/ the meadows, the beginning of the ice road for a snack.
Second stop at the Yellowknife Dene check stop on Ross Lake
Third stop a Lockhart Lake truck stop for coffee and washrooms.
Other stops for photo opportunities, wild life & ice road truckers.
Arrive Mackay Lake Lodge around sun set 320 kilometers from
Evening meal served, photo opportunities and Aurora viewing

Day 2 break fast from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
Driving north to the Lac Des Gras truck stop Lunch bagged sandwiches Photo opportunities Drive to the out skirts of the Diavik Diamond Mine about 450 kilometers from Yellowknife.
Return to Mackay Lake Lodge for snowmobile rides before dark
Evening meal and Aurora Viewing

Day 3 break fast
Depart for Yellowknife around 10:00 AM
Photo opportunities Stop at Lockhart Lake truck stop, at Ross Lake check stop reporting wildlife sightings, Bagged lunches, Return to Yellowknife about 4:00 PM
Check into Chateau Nova Hotel. You are on your own for dinner

- After dinner pick up at Hotel about 20:30 and taken to Aurora Village away from the lights of Yellowknife for aurora viewing.

Day 4 City tour of Yellowknife, afternoon dog team ride, Aurora viewing at Aurora Village. Staying at Chateau Nova Hotel

Day 5 Depart to the airport.

True North Safaris, Mackay Lake Lodge, Aurora Village& Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites will include the following services

  • 3 Hotel nights at the Chateau Nova, room only, shuttle bus service from the airport
  • 2 nights at Mackay Lake Lodge including transportation, guides, meals only while on the tour, 3 days and 2 nights,
  • 2 nights aurora viewing at Aurora Village
  • City tour of Yellowknife
  • Dog team ride

$2450 includes GST

** all package components are minimum 2 persons, Hotels are double occupancy

Options available but not included are: Winter clothing rentals $100, extra hotel nights, day trip to see wood bison , and more to follow.

Meals in Yellowknife not included.

Click here for details on how to book a trip.