Paddle Canada's most northerly mainland river on this arctic canoeing expedition on the Horton River. This large but gentle river flows through the tundra as it winds northward to the Arctic coast. Wildlife viewing is a highlight of this tour and besides watching for caribou, muskox, wolves and grizzly you will also see Golden Eagles, Peregrine and Gyrfalcons. You'll hike the dramatic Smoking Hills, exploring the vents that issue billowing plumes of natural sulphurous smoke, and scan the Arctic coast for seals and Beluga whales amidst the ice flows.
You will travel by two-person canoes over 12 river days for a distance of 210 kilometres (130 miles) with an elevation drop of about 105 metres (300 feet). This canoeing journey will take you through some of the most remote areas on earth.
There are a few whitewater challenges on the Horton, most of which occur in the canyon area. Three outstanding features characterize the Horton River, the abundance and variety of wildlife, the amazing diversity of the scenery and clear, swift-flowing waters that are generally easy to navigate.