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“A true arctic adventure full of great local experiences”
Review of Tundra North Tours

Tundra North Tours
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Inuvik
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tundra North Tours is an Inuvialuit owned and operated company based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is our mission to provide visitors from all over the world with an authentic experience of the unique atmosphere and culture of our home in Canada's North. We are happy to accommodate your needs whether it's a tour of Inuvik, a boat or flight tour to Tuktoyaktuk, or a drive down the famous Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle. If we don't have it listed, we're happy to provide you with a custom tour that suits you or your group's needs! We also have experience showing film crews the way of the land as well so don't be shy we're here to help. If you're looking to explore the area on your own we can rent you a bike, canoe, kayak, fishing gear or a snowmobile! We aim to please and make it our business for you to leave Canada's Arctic having had an experience of a lifetime!
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I did the winter tour with Tundra North during the Muskrat Jamboree in Inuvik. It was such a great time to see how the town all celebrated the arrival of spring with traditional drum and dance as well as a giant feast of traditional foods. We also drove up the ice road, a personal favorite of mine, and spent a day enjoying Tuktoyaktuk. And we were able to see the reindeer crossing. Kylik and his team of guides built igloos for us to stay in - it was really incredible to see them working so hard to provide this really unique experience. Sleeping in an igloo overnight was definitely a first for me! They consistently went one step beyond what they needed to in order to get us closer to the culture. We even took snow mobiles out to see the herd of reindeer - something few people ever get to do. I also really enjoyed all of the stories Gerry shared with us to give us a deeper understanding of the area, culture, and history. This truly is a special place and Tundra North's love of the region showed in everything they did.

2  Thank leaott
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Loved this tour. Kylik Kisoun Taylor is a visionary tour-operator who is constantly trying new ways to get southerners to experience the north. Meaning: hands-on activities such as tundra snowmobiling, reindeer herding, dog-sledding, igloo-building & driving the ice road (no longer on offer after April 2017). He provided us with learned, savvy and resourceful Inuvialuit/Gwich'in guides, cooks and storytellers. The going was not always smooth, which allowed for a few welcome surprises and much serendipity. I wholly recommend TundraNorth Tours for the adventurous spirit.

Thank chish0lm
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Well organized, friendly and capable guides. It was a long day, but worth every minute of the day. Going to Tuk and stepping into the Arctic Ocean was a highlight, walking in Tuk with the guide ( a really nice local man )was interesting. Finally, the river ride back to Inuvik : great scenery, Kylik (owner) is passionate about his home, careful development and sharing of this land. It is a long day so take a Warm jacket to wear on the boat where the temperature was coolish. There is only a small snack provided , and it is a long day so bring along something to eat. If you are in Inuvik take the tour.

Thank colcat_51
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Tundra North was able to provide THE absolute highlight of a holiday we recently took across 3 countries in 3 weeks. We wanted to see a reindeer herd and spend time with the local Inuvik people during one of the coldest times of the year. Tundra North met our specific and challenging holiday requirements....Gerry our guide was generous in every way...sharing his local and cultural knowledge with us so freely and eloquently. The reindeer herd was an incredible sight as were the northern lights display we saw from the back of our skidoo's on our way home! Thankfully we were also able to hire good quality cold weather gear. We felt like we really got off the tourist route here and mixed with the locals, exactly what we wanted. Thx to tundra North!

Thank dongonplains
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I was originally booked for the 4 hour tour (fly up fly back) to tuk, but as I was traveling solo and no one else had booked this tour they had to cancel it. But they were kind enough to offer to put me on the all day tour (boat up, fly back) at no extra cost the following day. I really enjoyed the tour, Kylik was a great guide and taught us lots about his Inuit culture, showed us some of the McKenzie delta, and took us to a whaling camp. Only 4 other people on the tour so not too crowded. John gave us a tour of Tuk, not a heck of a lot to see but it was great reaching the Arctic Ocean and getting to put my feet in! A cheeky dog stole my sock! Then Patrick flew us back to inuvik via a slightly scenic route in a little plane. When we got back to inuvik we got to taste some muktuk (whale) and fish.

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