Dempster Highway

Arctic Discovery Tour

Nature Tours of Yukon

Always wanted to know how it feels to be an Arctic explorer? This is your chance to test the ice!


During this winter road trip you will discover the best the North has to offer. The Dempster Highway is the only road in Canada that crosses the Arctic Circle. Experience the beauty of this winter wilderness. You'll travel over the North's legendary roads, visit Dawson City, see the northern lights dancing over Eagle Plains and cross the Arctic Circle as we head to Inuvik.

And then we head farther north – You'll step in the footsteps of the Ice Road Truckers as we drive on one of the ice roads in the Mackenzie Delta and explore the newly constructed road through the arctic tundra to Tuktoyaktuk on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

  • This trip is specifically designed for photography enthusiasts.
  • Take photos of breathtaking, snow-covered landscapes, wildlife and the aurora borealis.
  • You'll be part of an elite group. With our uncompromising small-group policy, we limit the number of guests for each trip to five, ensuring a highly personalized experience.
  • Tick a winter road trip to the Arctic off your list and join Nature Tours of Yukon's photography adventure.


  • Winter road trip
  • Visit Dawson City
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Take photos of winter wonderland on the Dempster Highway
  • See the northern lights over Eagle Plains
  • Drive on an ice road
  • Drive through the arctic tundra to Tuktoyaktuk, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean


8 days
February - March

Operator testimonials


Sarah, Chris, Carole and Shaheen

We wanted to send a note regarding our guide Derek. He was such a joy! We actually all really missed him when we had to say goodbye to him, I think it was harder on us than it was on him, haha. He was very informative, very kind, sweet, laid back and just overall a great person. We joked about how we wish we could adopt him into our family. In terms of our tour, the views of the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle were my favourite. The mountains, the landscape was just unreal. I've never seen anything like it. Eagle Plains and Dawson City were so INTERESTING to me! Unfortunately we didn't get to see the northern lights as it was very cloudy but I guess we'll just have to come back sometime. Thank you again all for all your help! All the best.


Hilde and Klaus with Tina

The holiday is over. What remains are beautiful memories. Our Tina was there for the first time in the winter – she too was so facinated. I think we've really infected her with the Canada Winter virus. The only downer: unfortunately we could not experience the finish of Allen Moore – at the time we were already over the Coast Mountain of BC. But Robert drove us the day before departure to Carmacks so we could experience Allen Moore's arrival at the checkpoint. That was really great; I filmed him on his ride over the frozen Yukon River. That was much more interesting than the arrival at the checkpoint. We would like to thank you very much. Nature Tours of Yukon is really a lucky draw in an ever-widening pot of sellers. In a possible rating of five stars, we give you six. In a nutshell, we will definitely recommend you. Greetings. Until we meet again.


Dr. Steve (Scotty, Vince and Logan)

I am back at work at the hospital and have more heart surgeries lined up than I can count. I look back on our recent experience and find solace. I am so appreciative of your work and service. I can't say enough great things about Robert, our guide ... please say hello for me.  I am looking towards next summer. Do you have other backpack trips the Bailey Clan can tackle? We would want Robert and our only request would be smiles all around. Please talk to Joost and see what might work. Thank you again.