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Dehcho Dene Cultural Experience in the Northwest Territories

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Sightseeing and Tours with Local Indigenous Guides


On these unique tours, your days will be filled with sightseeing through incredible NWT landscapes and genuine Indigenous cultural immersion. You will learn about the traditions and history of the Dene people in the Dehcho region of Canada’s Northwest Territories.


  • Local & Experienced Indigenous Guides
  • Genuine Indigenous Culture
  • Dene First Nations
  • Wildlife and Bird Viewing
  • Mackenzie River
  • Great Slave Lake
  • Yellowknife
  • Kakisa
  • Behchoko


On this adventurous tour, you'll get to visit local communities and meet their people, try traditional foods, and learn more about the Indigenous culture. Meet the Dene people in the Dehcho region, located on a mighty Mackenzie River. Visit other local communities, such as Kakisa, located on the shores of Kakisa Lake, and Behchoko, situated on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake. Your local guide will be there with you every step of the way to help you navigate the Indigenous culture.

Availability June - August
Duration 7 days
Departs From Yellowknife, NT
Difficulty Easy/Moderate
Group maximum 16 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes


5 820
  • Local Guides
  • Fast & secure payment
  • International number: +1 778 348 1676

Availability (2024):

  • June 19-25
  • June 26-July 2
  • July 3-9
  • July 10-16
  • July 17-23
  • July 24-30
  • July 31-August 6
  • August 7-13
  • August 14-20
  • August 21-27

Price: $7995 CAD per person (8-person min)
All prices are per person, in CAD.
Prices are based on double occupancy.

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What's Included


  • Ground transportation from Yellowknife to local communities
  • Scenic road trip on the Mackenzie Highway
  • Mackenzie River boat tour
  • Cultural tours
  • Airport shuttles
  • Accommodations in Yellowknife
  • Accommodations in remote communities
  • All meals & snacks while on the trip

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Full packing list provided at booking

Not Included

  • Transportation from your home city to Yellowknife NWT
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)

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Find out more details about the tour and its highlights


On this journey, you will visit local communities, meet the people, and appreciate the genuine Indigenous culture of the region. You will have a tour of the mighty Mackenzie River - Dehcho, visit a traditional culture camp and experience life on the land, and enjoy traditional foods and activities such as Dene hand games and the powerful Dene drum dance.

You will also visit the tiny Indigenous community of Kakisa on the shores of Kakisa Lake, just west of Great Slave Lake, and travel to nearby Lady Evelyn Falls, where the Kakisa River plunges over an ancient limestone escarpment. While on the road tour, you may see the large free-roaming wood bison that call this area home. While visiting the community of Behchoko, on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, you will visit with a local family and learn about their traditional arts and crafts.

Your lead guide on this Northern Canadian journey is famous for his knowledge of the area, and he speaks all Indigenous languages of this region of Canada. Joe, ‘The Aurora Hunter’, was born and raised in the NWT and had a strong track record of leading visitors and tour groups into the wilderness of Canada’s north. Joe’s Dene background and his connection to the local communities and the land on this spectacular northern trip are remarkable. He continues the tradition of storytelling, keeping the spoken history and many Indigenous languages of his people alive. Joe’s family has lived here for generations, and his ancestors have lived here for thousands of years.

The Dene people of Canada are waiting here to welcome you into their homes and homeland. This is an authentic experience, and their Indigenous culture is shared by the elders and youth, with the utmost respect for the timeless tradition and history. You are in good hands.

Payment Details


All bookings require a deposit of 15% per person in order to confirm your dates.  The balance is due at least 60 days before your trip departure date, when the deposit becomes non-refundable. Between 59 and 31 days prior to departure, there is a 75% refund of all funds.  30 days or less prior to the Package departure date, there is a 50% refund of all funds.