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Across the Top of CANADA

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIP

Presented by Edible CANADA

ST. JOHN - IQALUIT - CHURCHILL - YELLOWKNIFE - WHITEHORE

 

Experience the beauty of Canada's wild north on the culinary adventure of a lifetime. 

June 2019 - 9 Nights - Private 737 Aircraft
Roundtrip from Vancouver - Signature Meals with Iconic Canadian Chefs

 

 

 

The Epic Itinerary 

 

Day One / June 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Toronto, Ontario, to St. John’s, Newfoundland

The journey begins one week before the summer solstice. Guests will have the option to join the trip from either Vancouver or Toronto.

 

Day Two & Three / June 2019

St. John’s, Newfoundland

In Canada, the sun rises first on Newfoundland and Labrador, giving St. John’s its very own time zone.The closest province to Europe, and home to the oldest street in North America, St. John’s has been welcoming adventurers from all corners of the world for over 500 years. The dramatic coastline offers both beautiful vistas and a bountiful ocean, making St. John’s famous for its seafood. Visitors can just as easily enjoy the urban delight of a craft brewery tour as spend a day out on the bay having close encounters with humpback whales, puffins, or icebergs.The local vernacular is as colourful as the bright houses lining sloping streets, and the residents are the most welcoming people we have ever met. Home to some of Canada’s best restaurants, this stop will be sure to celebrate the strong culinary traditions of the Maritimes.

 

Day Four & Five / June 2019

St. John’s, Newfoundland to Iqaluit, Nunavut

The city of Iqaluit is located on Baffin Island at the northern end of Frobisher Bay near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River. Iqaluit is the territorial capital of Nunavut, the largest and fastest-growing community in the territory. The landing strip is long enough to land the space shuttle, so it is often used for cold weather testing of the world’s largest new aircraft. Formerly known as Frobisher Bay, the modern city of Iqaluit is rich with traditional Inuit culture. It is the home of many Inuit artists, filmmakers and musicians, plus there are arts and culture festivals staged in the spring and summer that bring artists here from across the territory. Iqaluit is located near beautiful parklands that feature a range of landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and ancient Thule sites to visit. The culinary traditions of the north celebrate what the land has to offer in each season, which is clearly exemplified here. Wild game procured by an Inuit hunting tradition thousands of years old is the centrepiece, as is what can be foraged from the tundra. We hope to both celebrate and honor these traditions.

 

Day Six / June 2019

Iqaluit, NU to Churchill, MB to Yellowknife, NT

Churchill is a town in northern Manitoba, Canada on the west shore of Hudson Bay, most famous for the many polar bears which inhabit the area in the autumn, as a stop on their migration across Hudson Bay before the ice freezes. This has let to a strong ecotourism industry in Churchill, nicknamed “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. The small town of about 1,000 residents can take on as many as 500 guests per day during polar bear season in October and November. Churchill is also known as a beluga whale watching hotspot, a birder’s paradise, and the site of some of the most interesting tundra habitats in the world. From fascinating fur trade history to stunning adventure kayaking and hiking routes, Churchill offers guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of the wild arctic tundra.

 

Day Seven & Eight / June 2019

Yellowknife, NT

On the northern shore of Great Slave Lake you can find the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife. Founded in 1934, the city is located in the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation who founded the nearby community of Dettah in the early 1930s. The city has 20,000 residents and has become a cultural, economic and government services hub for the territory. With its modern amenities and small town feel, Yellowknife is also known for its numerous walking trails. Fishing and foraging are both important parts of the culinary tradition in Yellowknife, with the vast expanse of lakes surrounding the city. Visitors can take the opportunity to experience Yellowknife from the air, or fish for northern delicacies on the lake.

 

Day Nine / June 2019

Yellowknife, NT to Whitehorse, YU

Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes. With a population of 26,000, it maintains a small town feel with modern amenities. An economic and tourism hub for the province, Whitehorse contains the best examples of the Yukon culinary scene. Home to the popular Yukon Culinary Festival, an award winning craft brewery, and restaurants deeply connected with the surrounding landscape, Whitehorse is a Canadian culinary destination awaiting discovery.

 

Day Ten / June 2019

Whitehorse, YU to Vancouver, BC

Our trip finishes in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. If this isn’t your hometown, we recommend you stay on for a little while- there is a reason that Vancouver is one of the hottest destinations in Canada! From cutting-edge Pacific Northwest cuisine with a global influence to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, this is a destination like no other. Our team will be happy to provide you with recommendations for your visit. Return airfare from Vancouver to Toronto is not included.

 

Pricing & Inclusions

 

$14,995 + GST per person
Tickets are double occupancy.
 

 

Inclusions:

Private chartered 737 aircraft traveling round trip from Vancouver, with the option to depart from Toronto
9 nights accommodation
4 signature meals with top Canadian chefs
Breakfast each day
Alcohol in- flight and at signature meals
$1000 excursion booking credit
All ground transportation

 

 

*Taxes, gratuities, visa & passport fees, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, meals other than those specified in the tour itinerary, and free time activities & sightseeing are NOT included in the booking. Ask us for more details if you have any questions!

 

CONTACT: The Travel Group to reserve your spot for 2019

604-681-6345