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Do this trip: Parks Canada offers guided five-day trips to Ivvavik National Park every summer (June and early July) in its Northern Iconic Experience­s program. Prices in 2018 are $3,700 ($4,450 with a Herschel Island stopover) and trips start in Inuvik. Details: parkscanad­ Get there: You can get to Inuvik via Whitehorse, but I flew Air Canada to Yellowknif­e, where I stayed in the Explorer Hotel (explorerho­ at the start of my trip and the Days Inn and Suites ( at the end. I took Canadian North (canadianno­ to Inuvik, where I stayed at Capital Suites Inuvik (capitalsui­ Parks Canada hired Aklak Air ( to fly us into Ivvavik. Give yourself lots of wiggle room for fog, wind and other weather delays. While you’re in the area: In Yellowknif­e, I made a glass with Old Town Glassworks, fished with Great Slave Lake Tours and toured the city with My Backyard Tours. In Inuvik, I toured the Igloo church and community greenhouse and went on a boat trip through the Mackenzie Delta with Only Way Outfitting. Do your research: spectacula­, travelyuko­

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