Summer / Fall Hiking Tours
If you love dogs and enjoy hiking or would just like to see these wonderful Arctic huskies, we have a tour for you! Our tours with the dogs are available daily Sunday through Friday. We are located at the Arctic Chalet on Carn Street just off Airport Road on your way out of town. Just follow the signs. We are easy to find!
Arctic Loon Cabin Hike
Enjoy a fun afternoon & evening of hiking and relaxing out at our wilderness cabin retreat. We start this tour by driving you to the trailhead which is about 15 minutes or 20 km s out of Inuvik where we will start our hike. The duration of this guided tour is about 4hours but the walk to the cabin is less than an hour each way. Best of all, you will have the option of hiking with a couple of our beautiful & friendly White Huskies which has proven to be a delight to many. On this hike you will be walking on a natural trail over uneven ground that follows the contour of the land. This route is suitable for the experienced hiker with good boots. We recommend solid leather, water-proof hiking boots, as the terrain tends to be a mix of semi-wet mossy areas along with a few small stumps and logs to navigate your way around. You will experience hiking over various types of vegetation so typical of the land in the far north.
On your way to the cabin you will be going up and down some small hills and around a beautiful little lake with an active beaver colony where beavers can often be seen swimming in the lake. You will see some interesting trees and plant life, birds too, as you walk through the Boreal Forest. Peregrin Falcons nest on the cliffs close to the cabin.
The Arctic Loon Cabin is located in one of the most beautiful places in the Inuvik area and provides a great opportunity to view wildflowers that bloom under the Arctic summer sun. If you are here during the Autumn season in late August or early September you will see this land alive with brilliant colors!
When you arrive at the cabin you can enjoy a snack and a cup of tea or hot chocolate. The cabin features an indoor toilet, a spacious living room with a wood stove, a cozy corner, three bedrooms and a loft, a nice kitchen and is a comfortable and enjoyable place to be.
The cabin was built on a rocky cliff above the lake and is the only cabin on the lake, making it an ideal retreat in nature. It is also protected with an electric fence just incase a bear walks through the area which would be quite unusual.
We have an outdoor cedar hot tub located on a large deck in front of the cabin offering a great view over the lake and the Campbell Hills on the other side. If your group would like to use the hot tub please let us know and don't forget your swim suit! Also the cabin kitchen is equipped with propane appliances so that our guests can cook a meal if so desired.
Note: We also offer this hike as a snowshoe tour in winter.
The cost of this tour is $75 per person.
Walk to Grassy Lake
Join us on a one-hour walking tour from the kennels to Grassy Lake and back. We will be hiking on a prepared sawdust trail that is relatively easy to walk on. You will enjoy this nature walk with a group of loose dogs that are friendly and playful. This is a great opportunity to photograph the dogs as they enjoy their summer holidays.
Price: $45 per person
Nature Walk Through the Boreal Forest
This is a two to three hour guided hike on the mossy Taiga and is a little more challenging than the short walk to Grassy Lake. Good hiking boots are recommended. This guided hike with a group of huskies takes you on our nature trail to Grassy Lake and beyond through the boreal forest to a beautiful spot in the birch forest at the far end of the lake. In Autumn we also take a few minutes to pick the wild cranberries and blueberries that grow plentifully in the area. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature in the north country and be able to interact with our friendly and unique White Huskies.
Price: $55 per person
Learn all about dog sledding in the Arctic and what makes this breed unique and different from other huskies. This two-hour tour includes a visit to the kennels, a demonstration on how to harness, hook up and run dogs and information on skijoring. We will introduce you to some of our outstanding dogs and show you what makes them so special. Sometimes we have puppies that you can hold and cuddle or play with out on the lawn. This is a great opportunity to photograph these beautiful huskies in the beautiful, natural surroundings around our kennels.
Price: $45 per person