High above the Arctic Circle, the Thomsen River is the northerly-most canoeable river in North America. Flowing north through Aulavik National Park, the Thomsen provides an Arctic oasis for wildlife. Most of the world’s population of muskoxen can be found grazing near its river banks. Many other fascinating Arctic species can also be found here, including Peary caribou, snow geese, and the snowy owl.

The Thomsen River Valley has been used by ancient Inuit cultures for thousands of years. Archaeological sites dot the landscape, and some ruins date back more than 4000 years. Rich in history and wildlife, the Thomsen River offers an Arctic experience like no other.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sat. June 15 - Sat. June 29, 2024 $13,995 CAD until Oct 31* Trip Full
Sat. June 15 - Sat. June 29, 2024 $14,695 CAD From Nov 1

What's included



  • 5:1 ratio
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  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights in Inuvik


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • Ally packable, folding canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)


  • ground transfers in Inuvik
  • charter flight from Inuvik to Thomsen River – Day 2
  • charter flight from Thomsen River to Inuvik – Day 14
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Inuvik