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Paddle the Coppermine River on this whitewater canoeing expedition in Nunavut, Canada


Retrace the steps of the famous explore John Franklin on this canoeing expedition on the Coppermine River, a remote and beautiful arctic river in northern Canada.  Flowing to the Arctic Ocean and near the Arctic Circle, the Coppermine River is famous for its nesting raptors including Gyrfalcons, Peregrine Falcons, Rough-legged Hawks, Golden and Bald eagles. Follow Franklin's Footsteps to the "Polar Sea" and experience the wildlife and unequalled beauty of the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

On this Coppermine River canoeing trip, you'll cross the Arctic Circle and paddle to Franklin's "Polar Sea." Names like Bloody Falls and Rocky Defile foreshadow the adventure that awaits, and contrasts the abundance of showy Arctic flowers. The Coppermine River features spectacular fishing for Arctic grayling and char.

The Coppermine River offers a combination of flat water and challenging big water rapids that makes this canoeing trip the ultimate adventure for the avid canoeist.  You will paddle the Coppermine over 12 river days, from Big Bend to the hamlet of Kugluktuk (formerly Coppermine). The journey is approximately 215 kilometres (135 miles) with an elevation drop of 280 metres (900 feet).  The river begins in the stark Arctic tundra, passes through the dense spruce forests in the Redrock and Rocknest Lakes region, and ends up descending through the low lying mountain ranges and rolling hills of the barrenlands.  

 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
River Canoeing
SEASON

July

DIFFICULTY
Challenging
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
12
GUIDE INFORMATION

Your guides are licensed and very experienced and knowledgeable of the area.  Our licensed guide/interpreters are among the best in the north. Because guides are the most significant variable in selecting a holiday, we maintain a 1:4 guide to guest ratio to ensure that you receive maximum benefit of their knowledge assistance and good nature. They strive for the most consistent level of knowledge of flora, fauna, geology, geomorphology and cultural human history.

RESTRICTIONS

Participants must have Class III whitewater skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Sleeping bag and pad, sunglasses, sunscreen, day pack, insect repellent, water bottle, pocketknife, matches, whistle.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Yellowknife, NWT. The flight back from Coppermine to Yellowknife is not included in the price.

WEATHER

Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions.  The mean daily temperature in the summer is 15 degrees Celsius, but may range from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius.                                      

REGION
Nunavut
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Canoes and equipment, tents, group camping equipment.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Clothing that will keep you warm and dry.  Clothing made out of polypropylene, polyester, wool and silk are best for dryness.  Rain gear, warm jacket, long pants, sweater, hat, gloves, rubber boots. Full packing list provided upon booking.

All tundra trips require good quality foul weather gear. Rubber boots make excellent footwear – if you’re unsure of what to look for, you’ll find good quality rubber boots in a sailing shop. Plan to err on the side of extra warm clothing.

 

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera (waterproof), binoculars, flashlight, bug jacket, fishing gear.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations in tent campsites while on the river.  Hotel accommodations in Yellowknife before and after the trip are required and not included in the price.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

All meals while on the river are included.  Meals while staying at the hotel are not included.  Creative variety and nutritious with ample snacks available during the day. With advance notice your guides can cater to special dietary needs.

 

Jul 01, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018
$10350.00 / per person - CAD

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 30% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Your deposit is refundable less a $100 administration fee until 90 days prior to your trip departure date - then your final payment will be due, and all deposits become non-refundable. Trip Cancellation & Medical Evacuation Insurance is available, and highly recommended. Insurance is refundable until the 90 day non-refundable period.
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