WE PICK YOU UP AT THE AIRPORT IN DAWSON THEN GET YOU SETTLED INTO YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS ,THEN WE HAVE THE DAY TO EXPLORE THE HISTORIC GOLD RUSH TOWN OF DAWSON CITY , LATER WE WILL GET FAMILIAR WITH THE KLR 650 BY TAKING THEM ON A RIDE TO THE "DOME" WHICH IS A LOOK OUT HIGH ABOVE THE TOWN,FROM THERE WE RIDE ONTO BONANZA ROAD WHICH IS A MINING ROAD WHERE WE CAN VIEW AN OLD DREDGE AND OTHER UNIQUE SITES ALONG THE ROAD. WE CAN ALSO PAN FOR GOLD WHILE WE ARE UP THIS ROAD (OPTIONAL).
DIAMOND TOOTH GIRTIES GAMBLING CASINO IS ANOTHER GREAT ATTRACTION TO SEE AND TO WATCH THE DANCERS.THE SOURTOE COCKTAIL IS NOT FOR THE WEAK stomach BUT IT IS ANOTHER ADVENTURE IN ITSELF ! IT IS A DRINK WITH A REAL HUMAN TOE IN THE GLASS , THERE IS A CERTIFICATE THAT YOU WOULD RECEIVE FOR DOING THE SOURTOE COCKTAIL (GOOGLE).
DAY 1 -405km
WE BEGIN OUR MORNING WITH A BREAKFAST AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR DAY AHEAD ,WHAT TO WATCH FOR AND WEATHER CONDITIONS,ROAD DUST.RAIN & SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ETC. WE DEPART FROM DAWSON CITY TO THE DAWSON CORNER(JUNCTION)40KM WHERE WE STOP AND ADJUST OUR GEAR OR EQUIPMENT AND TAKE A FEW PHOTO'S AT THE DEMPSTER HIGHWAY SIGN THAT WELCOMES US ON OUR JOURNEY,FROM HERE WE RIDE TO THE TOMBSTONE MOUNTAIN PULL OUT FOR MORE PHOTO'S OF THE WIDE OPEN LANDSCAPE AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY . NAVIGATING THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS WE REACH THE OGILVIE RIVER AS IT TWIST AND TURNS THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS WITH STOPS AND BREAKS EVERY HOUR TO HOUR AND A HALF UNTIL WE EVENTUALLY REACH THE EAGLE PLAINS LODGE . THE EAGLE PLAINS LODGE IS WHERE WE WILL BE STAYING FOR THE NIGHT IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS ,ONCE WE ARE SETTLED IN YOU CAN HAVE A TOUR AROUND THE HOTEL WITH ALL ITS HISTORICAL PHOTO'S OF THE HISTORY OF THE DEMPSTER HIGHWAY AND THE "MAD TRAPPER OF RAT RIVER" WHO WAS IN ONE OF CANADA'S FIRST MAN HUNTS IN 1938 IN FORT MCPHERSON .WE WILL HAVE SUPPER AND REFLECT ON THE DAY .
DAY 2 - 368km
STARTING EARLY AT 7 AM WITH BREAKFAST WE THEN MAKE OUR WAY TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE MONUMENT FOR THE GREAT VIEWS AND PHOTO OPS.
FROM HERE WE RIDE TO THE ROCK RIVER AREA FOR SOME SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND LANDSCAPE BEFORE WE ARRIVE AT THE YUKON /NWT BORDER .
RIDING DOWN FROM THE BORDER With AMAZING VIEWS UNTIL WE REACH MIDWAY LAKE WHERE WE HAVE A CABIN FOR A BREAK AND LUNCH OR SNACKS (OPTIONAL) , IF THE WEATHER IS UNFAVORABLE WE MAY TAKE A BREAK HERE TO WAIT OUT THE WEATHER OR POSSIBLY CAMP IF WE NEED TO .WE MAKE OUR WAY TO THE PEEL RIVER FERRY CROSSING WHERE WE MAY connect WITH THE LOCAL people and local culture WHO LIVE HERE AND EXPERIENCE THERE WAY OF LIVING OFF THE LAND hunting and fishing and trying to keep there cultures alive.
AFTER A SHORT FEW MILES WE REACH The hamlet of Fort McPherson which was established in 1849 as a Hudson's Bay Company trading post. More than 80% of the community is of Gwich'in decent. we then will take a small tour to the grave site of the northwest mounted police's lost click here (patrol of 1910-11). Corporal jack dempster led the patrol and the highway is named after him.
The community has a population of 900 people , a very friendly community and is where our guide Lawrence was born, so interaction with the community members is most likely to happen and to experience the culture of the gwich'in. WE THEN MAKE OUR WAY TO THE SECOND ferry crossing at the Mighty Mackenzie river ,it is the largest river flowing into the arctic from north America ,it is the 13th longest river system in the world,AFteR CROSSING THE RIVER WE RIDE THE LAST 120KM INTO INUVIK COMPLETING OUR SECOND DAY OF ADVENTURE ! after settling into your accommodations we will have a great SUPPER AND REFLECT on OUR DAY of adventure
DAY 3 - 296km
The morning of the tour we will be picking you up at 9am after your breakfast, we will then depart Inuvik for the ITH - Inuvik-Tuk Highway ,the speed limit is 75 km/h with stops every 60 km for photography and SPECTACULAR views.
Upon arrival we take a ride through Tuktoyaktuk to the Arctic Ocean to dip your feet into the Ocean to symbolize that you have reached your destination with photograph opportunities, after the initial excitement of reaching the ocean we will take you on a motorcycle ride through the beautiful community and then sample local country foods. After the tour you will be treated to a lunch at Grandma's Kitchen with a short break then we will start our return ride to Inuvik for supper ,thus completing our full day of adventure with reflection and a beer.
FINALLY THE NEXT MORNING WE TAKE YOU TO THE AIRPORT TO GET YOU ON YOUR WAY HOME , COMPLETING WHAT WE HOPE WILL BE AN ADVENTURE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET