At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Discover the Arctic with experts
Join us on a massive opportunity to explore the Canadian Arctic with our friends, the Weber family. While we add those special touches and quirky surprises that you know and love us for (your B&R guide, Dane, has been curiously investigating every corner to pull out all the stops), the Webers bring years of in-depth Arctic experience and knowledge, including 45 Arctic expeditions and running Canada’s most northernly lodge on Somerset Inlet (where we’ll be guests!). Daily walks lead us to ridges, canyons and waterfalls where we’ll witness spectacular wildlife and soak up other-worldly Arctic scenes.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Dane TredwayView Dane’s Profile
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Day by Day
Welcome to Yellowknife–the launching point for our expedition to the High Arctic! We’ll meet this evening over welcome cocktails, a briefing and our first dinner together.
Catch a charter flight to our private lodge–an adventurers’ dream complete with resident polar bears, muskox and beluga whales. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a family-style dinner and meet our expert Arctic hosts.
Set out in an off-road vehicle to Gull Canyon. We’ll poke our heads into the canyon to see the mossy cliffs and gulls circling above, then continue on foot to Fossil Canyon in search of hidden gems like trilobites.
Venture beyond Polar Bear Point by ATV to the start of our walk along the Northwest Passage. We’ll be joined by a polar researcher, who will shed some light on the Arctic environment and its inhabitants.
Over the next three days, we explore by land and sea via e-bikes, sea kayaks and ATVs, splitting into smaller groups each day.
Hop on an e-bike and pedal a route along the Cunningham River to Muskox Ridge. Wildlife enthusiasts, have your cameras ready–it's possible to see muskox, arctic foxes and snowy owls in the area!
Paddle out onto the Cunningham Inlet–a nursery for beluga whales–and visit a 1000-year-old dog sled used by the Thule people. ATVers can get behind the wheel or hitch a ride with one of the local guides.
Journey out to Sunday Lake for the start of today’s walk in The Badlands. Along the route, we’ll stop to admire the ancient remains of a bow whale, found kilometres away from the sea!
After a final breakfast at the lodge and a morning walk, we’ll head down to the runway to catch our charter flight back to Yellowknife. We have a final night booked at the Explorer Hotel for you.
Trek untouched terrain.
The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife
Just a short drive from Yellowknife Airport and within walking distance of Old Town, the Explorer Hotel is Yellowknife’s best accommodation. There are 187 rooms, featuring modern amenities and a cozy, fire-lit restaurant on-site.
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, Somerset Island
Nestled in the Cunningham Inlet, 800 km (497 mi.) north of the Arctic Circle, this private fly-in lodge is the ideal home base for polar expeditions. With the remote Somerset Island at your doorstep, it’s prime for wildlife viewing, with everything from polar bears to belugas inhabiting the area.
I thought Dane did an excellent job accommodating many, many requests. He was thoughtful and always working hard to insure each guest was happy. There were many demands put on Dane and he handled them with grace and competence.— Keely Sellers, on a trip to Sri Lanka with Dane
The quality of the planning, the knowledge and adaptability of the guides make B&R trips so much fun and packed with memories and newfound knowledge.— Terry Ratzlaff
This trip is rated Recreational. We participate in a variety of activities, including sea kayaking and walking. We cover anywhere from 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with the occasional steeper climb. The terrain varies greatly, and can include crossing small streams and walking on snow or ice. Be sure to refer to the packing list for proper footwear.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation, including a stay at the other-worldly Arctic Watch Lodge
- Meals as indicated
- Services of a B&R guide & a team of local polar guides
- All special events, private tours and guest experts
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters, hotel service and local support
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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