The arctic landscape of the remote Horton River is ablaze with colour in the fall creating the perfect opportunity for capturing stunning wildlife and landscape images above the arctic-circle. This canoe trip has a relaxed pace and allows ample time for photo shoots along the river and during daily hikes on the vast, undulating and colourful tundra. It is also an ideal time to view the aurora!
The river starts off at Horton Lake before it runs through those vast lands where paddlers feel the pull of an ancient barrenland. We paddle at the most northern part of the continent like explorers in a strange world that was the homeland of the first ancient peoples. The barren rock cliffs hold the secrets of Vilhjalmur Stefansson. In our mind’s eye, we can almost see a group of Paleo-Eskimos with their dogs tracking muskoxen … or believe that around the next bend, if the light was just right, we might see a Thule man plying the waters in his skin boat. To the east is tundra. To the west, the transition of the northern tree line. To the north, the ever changing river. We throw caution to the wind and discover how alive you can feel standing on the shore with all the possibilities of endless photography that awaits over the next hill. Join us for the adventure!
For more details and photos please visit our Upper Horton River page.