Yellowknife Travel Package Offers Extra-Long Summer Days
Wish summer would never end? Then why not extend it by traveling to a place where the sun shines nearly all day during the summer months? Yellowknife, capital of Canada's Northwest Territories, is not only the land of the midnight sun but also a place with its own spirited culture. Plenty to explore from the Old Town to local artwork, shops and cafes to lots of scenic beauty, and nearly endless light-filled hours.
The Great Canadian Travel Company is offering a unique "Arctic Discovery" package to Yellowknife and other points in the great north. The seven day/six night adventure includes a fish fry and dinner cruise on Great Slave Lake, the ninth largest lake in the world. On one day you'll take a flight from Yellowknife to Rankin Inlet, on the northwestern coast of Hudson Bay in Canada's Nunavut Territory. Another day sends you off on a guided boat tour to Marble Island the place where the ill-fated James Knight expedition of 1721 met its end. The remains Knight's island home and ancient graves can still be seen. The journey winds up with a day in Winnipeg. "Arctic Discovery" is available June-September, with departures on Fridays and Sundays. Cost is $2650 per person based on double occupancy not including flights.