Common menu bar links

Tuktut Nogait National Park

Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp: A Northern Iconic Experience

Laughing with an Elder
Hear the stories from the land from your Inuvialuit cultural host
© C. Jones / Parks Canada

Hike in a place where the summer sun never sets. Where the sky is immense and land is limitless. Where you walk in a dream world of rolling hills and multicolored tundra. It is the world of Tuktut Nogait, home of the young caribou. Fly by Twin Otter on floats to Uyarsivik Lake. Trek where countless sites bear testimony to the land's ancient human history. Try your luck at landing a Lake Trout for dinner - if today’s not your day, then enjoy a home-style meal prepared by a local cook. Immerse yourself in the dramatic stories of this land, told best by Inuvialuit guides who’ve lived in this land for generations.

All base camp trips depart from the Parks Canada office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories

What’s included in the experience?

  • Transportation between the Parks Canada office in Inuvik and the floatplane base
    examining an artifact
  • Charter flights between Inuvik, NT and Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp in Tuktut Nogait National Park
  • Use of camping mattress
  • Accommodation in mountaineering tents
  • Guided hikes
  • Interpretation by Inuvialuit cultural host
  • All meals and snacks
  • Northern backcountry use fee

What optional features are available?

  • Parks Canada Fishing License (Daily $9.80, Annual $34.30)


waterfall viewing

La Roncière Falls Heli-Hiking Day Trip Option from Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp $1375 /pp*

Get a bird’s eye view as your helicopter flies over the tundra landscape. Admire the grandeur of La Roncière Falls. Hear the roar of the Hornaday River. Feel the mist on your face. Spend the day exploring the spectacular canyon ridges of this amazing section of the Hornaday River. This additional opportunity is one that many seek but few get the privilege.

*If the minimum required number of participants is not reached, this excursion will be cancelled and the fees refunded no later than 30 days prior to the date of departure.

Is this trip for me?
viewing the wide open spaces

The optional interpretive hikes on this experience are of varying lengths and difficulty. Good waterproof hiking boots with strong ankle support are required for your comfort and safety. It is recommended that you have the ability to hike over uneven terrain for a half to a full day.

2016 Trip Dates Seat(s)
July 28 - August 2 0

More dates may be added once this trip is full.

What is the cost?

  • 6-Day Catered Trips: $6,795.00
Payable by Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Full payment required upon booking.

Read the details:

How do I book?

To book your Northern Iconic Experience, Contact us at 867-777-8800 or by e-mail:


Do you have a question we haven’t answered? We would be happy to provide you with more details. Get in touch with us!