Fall 2018 – The Legacy team is working on the Phase II Business Plan for Tundra North Tours after enthusiastic acceptance of the Phase I Concept Plan completed in March 2018. To build on the currently successful day-trip experiences delivered by TNT is a very unique opportunity. The plan will support TNT’s desire to expand into a multi-day, high-end destination resort. This will be the first tourism assess of its kind in the Western Arctic and it has the potential to significantly capitalize on the attention and increased visitation that the new highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is sure to create.
Spring 2017 – Rod Taylor and Jim Dehart visited Tundra North Tours’ operations in Inuvik, NWT during the week of April 3rd, 2017. They were fortunate enough to be driven to Tuktoyaktuk, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, via the historic Mackenzie River ice road. They were some of the last travellers to have this experience as once the road melts out this spring, it will not be made again as the $300,000,000 Inland Highway to “Tuk” will be completed and ready for use by next winter.
Jim and Rod also travelled by snowmachine up onto the tundra, 75 km north of Inuvik, to see the fabled reindeer herd that overwinters in this area. It was an amazing experience and allowed them the opportunity to evaluate several potential sites for Tundra North’s proposed resort. Kylik was a tremendous host, particularly as he was in the midst of preparations for hosting a film crew and clients who were coming up to experience the Muskrat Jamboree in a few day’s time.
Future plans include a late summer visit to the area with time for a boating expedition to Herschel Island as well as the completion of a more detailed review of potential building sites. The Legacy Group is excited to be working with such a dynamic and passionate leader in aboriginal tourism!