Packaged Tours

In addition to planning a tour to your specifications, Strong Interpretation offers pre-packaged tours for those that are just happy to "do" and not worry about the details "'cause I am on holidays!". Peruse the menu below and see the tour choices that cover wilderness encounters near and far and a walk with Yellowknife's history as a companion.

All tours include a tasty northern snack with tea or if you are interested in more, a lunch option is available ($25/pp). Food always tastes better outdoors!

There is gold under them there streets!  Some say it all began with gold, but the beginnings of the North came way before that.  Shed the present and take a walk through Yellowknife’s past, hear some of the stories, meet some of the characters, and taste some of the history.  This tour will end with a refreshing cup of tea and Rosie's famous scones (a fancy version of the traditional bannock).  

Tour Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Location and Time:  to be determined on booking

Season:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Considerations:  Please come dressed for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.  There will be stairs to climb to the top of Pilot’s Monument.

Fee:  $95/pp + GST (5%)

 

The Prelude Nature Trail takes you through geological time from the bottom of an enormous glacial lake onto some of the oldest rocks in the world.  Along the trail, one can see mini-gardens of lichens, Labrador tea, moss, cotton grass, wild berry bushes with ingenious spruce and, stalwart pine standing by like sentinels of time.  With beautiful vistas onto Prelude Lake, it is a tour for those who want to sample all aspects of this beautiful part of the boreal forest.

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Meeting Location and Time:  to be determined on booking

Season:  Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Considerations:  Please come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, plus bring your own water bottle.  There will be slippery surfaces along this trail with the rocks and boardwalks.

Fee:  $110/pp + GST (5%)

The tour begins with visit to the Mining Heritage Site at the old Giant Mine to enjoy the ravens playing along the Back Bay cliff and soak up our golden history.  From there, it is off for a stroll onto Great Slave Lake to visit Yellowknife's old cemetery where we can enjoy its quiet location and meet some of  our first residents.  As we continue along an impressive cliff of ancient rocks, we encounter the magical  ice cave, known to locals for its winter time beauty.  Here we will take the time to discover the mystery of icicles, strum a song on the frozen stalactites and capture it’s flowing beauty with our cameras.  A walk that has it all... history, nature and great memories!

Tour Duration:  3 hours

Meeting Location & Time:  to be determined on booking

Season:  Winter/early Spring

Special Considerations:  We will be exploring a series of snowy trails, ice, and roads by foot and vehicle.  Please come dressed for the weather, including warm footwear. Hiking poles and anti-slip devices for your boots will be provided.

Fee:  $110/pp + GST (5%)

 

 

Approximately 46 km. from Yellowknife, along the “road to riches”, Cameron Falls is situated like a jewel in the boreal forest.  With your guide stroll through a mosaic of spruce, bonsai-like pine, trembling aspen, and gleaming white birch in a land that has been shaped by weather, fire, ice and forest residents.  A place of change, where adaptation and ingenuity meet the challenges of this harsh environment.  

Tour Duration:  4.5 hours

Meeting Location and Time:  to be determined on booking

Season:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Considerations:  Please come dressed for the weather and appropriate footwear.  There will be slippery surfaces along this trail with the rocks and stairs to climb.

Fee:  $110/pp + GST (5%)

For hundreds of years, the plants in this circumpolar forest have provided food, shelter, and medicine to the people who have lived here and those that pass through.  Join us for a hike among the greenery at the edge off Frame Lake to check off a few things a northern shopping list.  

Tour Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Location and Time: to be determined on booking
Season:  Winter, Spring, Summer

Special Considerations:  Please come dressed for the weather and with appropriate footwear.  There will be slippery surfaces along this trail and minor hills to climb.

Fee:  $95/pp + GST (5%)

The boreal forest has many stories to tell from the ancient rocks of the Canadian Shield to the youthful forest that rides on its back to the footprints of a snowshoe hare followed by those of a lynx.  All the dramas of day-to-day life in this wintry environment are written on the surface of the snow and below its frosty layers.  Strap on the snowshoes for this unique guided adventure as your guide, Rosie, helps you “read” the pages of an ever-changing novel in Yellowknife’s backyard.  Guests will have an opportunity to warm up with tea and Rosie’s famous forest treats in a heated Prospector’s tent located in the forest around Pontoon Lake.

Tour Duration: 3.5 hours

Meeting Location and Time:  to be determined on booking

Season:  Winter, Early Spring

Special Considerations:  Please come dressed for the weather, including warm footwear.  Snowshoes will be provided to each guest.

Fee:  $125/pp + GST (5%)