Multi-day trip

From Yellowknife: Guided Kayak Expedition

From Yellowknife: Guided Kayak Expedition

Activity provider: Jackpine Paddle

From US$ 2,258.13 per person

Take yourself on a wilderness odyssey of narrow channels to navigate with expedition-grade sea kayaks. Discover why North America’s deepest lake is brimming with romance and mystery, under the magnetic Aurora Belt.

About this activity

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Duration 7 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Shuttle service from the Yellowknife airport to your local accommodations is provided on the day you arrive, as well as pickup from your accommodations on the day the trip begins. You will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Tip your head back to catch the glittering Aurora
  • See a stunning variety of birds and sub-arctic mammals
  • Explore a paradise of unexplored islands of glacier carved, Precambrian rock
  • Paddle through Great Slave Lake and the North Arm
Full description
Paddle among thousands of remote islands and have the chance to disconnect from the digital world as you paddle through the wide-open water vistas of the North Arm territory under the Aurora Belt. From a paddler’s perspective, the North Arm is a paradise of unexplored islands of glacier carved, Precambrian rock. It’s a wilderness odyssey of narrow channels you’ll navigate with expedition-grade sea kayaks. The numerous channels and bays of the North Arm are an important habitat for breeding birds, and each year attract more than 100,000 northbound migrating waterbirds. You’ll find a stunning variety of birds, such as bald eagles, gulls, terns, ducks, swans and geese. It’s also home to moose, black bears, bison, and wolves. Start your expedition in the morning and head out from the capital city of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife. Your shuttle will take you down the road to "Frank's Channel". From there you will launch into Great Slave Lake and begin your 130 kilometers paddle back to Yellowknife. Camping each night on the many islands of the North Arm, you'll make your way around the historic Old Fort Rae towards the spectacular area known as Trout Rock. After a 10 kilometers section of exposed shore, you'll tuck back into the cover of the thousands of islands in the North Arm. Water clarity improves as you paddle east, through the remote and beautiful wilderness of Great Slave Lake. Have a feeling of accomplishment as you paddle back into Yellowknife Bay. The colorful houseboats and your shuttle will meet you at the main dock. After hot showers, the group will all meet for dinner, cold beer, and final farewells!
  • Road shuttle to launch site (Frank's Channel)
  • Experienced sea kayak guides
  • High-end Seaward fiberglass sea kayaks (single and tandem) and high quality paddles, spray-shirts, and other safety equipment
  • Lifejackets (you are free to bring your own)
  • Group gear for each expedition (tarp, kitchen equipment, utensils, water filtration, etc)
  • Gourmet meals three times a day plus snacks while on trip
  • First aid and kayak repair kits
  • Communication devices (satellite phone and Garmin Inreach)
  • Shuttles from the Yellowknife Airport to local accommodations, and back to the airport for your return flight
  • Expedition-quality tents
  • 5:1 minimum participant to guide ratio
  • Drysuits and personal camping equipment
  • Meals before and after the expedition (breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 7)
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The local partner will email you a detailed personal clothing list following registration
  • Participants will be required to sign a waiver and complete a guest information form from the local partner

Product ID: 265317