Spot Buffalo, Foxes, Birds and more
The wild landscape of the Northwest Territories is home to stunning views, lakes, rivers and amazing Wildlife. It is one of the last remaining places you will see Woodland Bison or ‘Buffalo’ roaming free in the wild. Also, you can spot various wildlife such as foxes, black bear, wolverines, bald eagles, sand cranes, and other rare animals that may show up along the way…
We explore a few popular areas where buffalo (officially called, woodland bison) herds can often be found along Northwest Territories Highway 3. After passing the community of Behchoko (Rae – Edzo) 100 km from Yellowknife, the highway will be passing through Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. You will see herds of bison just at the side of the highway, or even slowly crossing the highway. Some of the bison maybe lying across the road until they notice the traffic.
The wild landscape of the North West Territories is home not only to the bison, but other wildlife such as black bear, wolverines, bald eagles, sand cranes, and other rare animals that may show. Be sure to keep your eyes open! We will slow down or stop when our driver or the guide spots any wildlife.
No Food is included please bring snacks with you.
We provide some water however we recommend bringing your own water bottle.
Its a long drive so please if you get car sick bring medication and let us know.
We have to be careful as bison can be aggressive when aggravated, so please obey the instructions from the guide.
Though they may frequently be in these vast areas, we cannot guarantee that you will always see bison herds, or any other animals, on the tour.
Minimum 4 guests.
Bring your Camera !!
Please be in the lobby of the hotel at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time. Our guides will be waiting in the lobby of the hotel. We do consider on-time departure important. We thank you for your cooperation!
13:00 Chateau Nova
12:55 Explorer Hotel
12:50 Days Inn
12:45 Discovery Inn
12:40 Quality Inn
Approximately 5 hours – we may stay much longer to improve the chances of spotting bison and other wildlife.
- Hotel Pickup
- Explore the wild landscape of the NWT
- Wildlife spotting tour
- Bottled Water
- Language Specific Guides (English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
- A cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled two (2) days or less before tour.
- A cancellation fee of 10% applies to all cancelled bookings.