|Location :||Banks Island, Canada ( From Inuvik to Aulavik)|
|Environment :||Tundra river and valley|
|Level :||Good level|
|Duration :||15 days including 12 days canoeing|
|Price :||10900 $ (+ 5% GST, off air)|
CANOEING ON THE THOMSEN RIVER
In the heart of Aulavik National Park flows the Thomsen River, one of the most northerly navigable waterways in North Canada. It slowly flows through the park for 160km. Rated Class 1; it has no rapids or obstructions and can easily be paddled by canoe or kayak. The Thomsen River valley is the lushest area in the park and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
River trips generally start at headwater lakes, at the park southern boundary or at Green Cabin, and usually end at Muskox River or Castel Bay. The trip takes between ten and fifteen days, depending on the start and end point. This allows for a few bad weather days and time to hike along the river corridor. The river may be iced until mi June and by early August, some reach may be too shallow to float a canoe. Thus, the best time to paddle the Thomsen River is late June to late July
15 days trip including 13 days canoeing
THE SPIRIT OF THE TRIP
The Thomsen River valley is home to the world largest herd of muskoxen (47 OOO muskoxen). They run through the valley's marshes and feed with willow plants, grasses sedges and forbs. The valley is also home to Peary caribou (called after the explorer William Peary). On the lower course of the river -with lakes and ponds nearby- a migratory birds sanctuary was designated since we can find many brant gooses there.
DAY AFTER DAY
Day 1: Arrival to Inuvik- transfert to the lodge
Number of days of activities
15 days including 13 days canoeing (2 people per canoe)
(Information: for small groups, an extra $100 is asked for any person less).
Characteristics of the tour
Go and back to the park by aircraft
Day 1: In a spacious and equipped chalet
(Single or double room)
In the chalet: full board (except alcohol)
French speaking guide or French guide specialized in Arctic and qualified in mountain and river.
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