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Yellowknife Ice Road Adventure

Yellowknife, Canada
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


Travel down Dettah Ice Road on Great Slave Lake on this guided tour. Along the way, learn about the Great Slave Lake and taste some smoked fish from the local fish plant. Plus, local fisherman will explain how they catch fish in extreme cold temperatures through thick frozen ice. The ice road connects the Northwest Territories capital of Yellowknife to Dettah, a fishing community.
  • Experience this thrilling road trip across the Great Slave Lake
  • The tour is subject to favorable ice conditions
  • Possible visit to Snow Castle (open in March); entrance fee is not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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Local taxes
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guide tips (recommended)
Entrance fees to Snow Castle (Passes available for purchase on tour)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is from listed hotels only. Guest staying in BNB's please find the closest hotel to your
accommodation. We can only pick up more than 4 guest from BNB's.

Departure Time

2:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is subject to favorable lake ice conditions which is determined by Department of Transportation.
  • Please note Snow Castle is open only in March and entrance fee isn't included. Construction phase of the Snow Castle starts in January. Before March you will have opportunity to see the construction phase and take some pictures
  • Fish plant is only open when local fisherman have fish in stock
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Tours Canada

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I thought this tour would be ideal...
Raymond F
, Mar 2018
I thought this tour would be ideal but unfortunately it didn't resemble the advertised tour hardly at all. .Photography on Ice Road - we were allowed one stop on the ice road until my friend asked if we could stop again. Visit Snow Castle and Fish Plant - we didn't visit the snow castle or the fish plant Up close photography of boat houses - no close up photography of the boat houses, they were just dots on the other side of the lake. Learn the history about Great Slave Lake and the local residents that call it home - no history of either was given. Taste some of Great Slave Lake smoked fish from fish plant - nope it didn't happen. we never went to a fish plant and certainly never got to taste any fish. Absorb some knowledge from local fisherman on how they manage to catch some of the world largest fish in extreme cold temperatures from fully frozen thick ice on Great Slave Lake. - Didn't happen. At the fish market you will have opportunity to shop fresh fish and smoked fish from Great Slave Lake - again it didn't happen. At the end of tour your driver/guide will drop you off at hotel. We were taken to 2 gift shops in the old town as I believe the driver was receiving commission on anything that we bought. The tour only lasted 1½ hours. It was a complete waste of 177. We are going to Las Vegas next year and I was looking at the trips available through Viator but to be honest if this is the quality of the trips I think I will shop elsewhere. Very, very disappointed.

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