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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.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY:
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.