on the Tundra
is a place, north of the 60th parallel, where
you can let your spirit fly free over the ancient
yet ageless tundra. Here the wilderness from horizon
to horizon and the movement of the great caribou
herds rumbles over the land.
the fall, the tundra exhibits an incredible tapestry
of colour, usually in late August and early September.
Our program dates are selected to maximize exposure
to these fall colours and the migrating caribou
herds. These herds include mature bulls in striking
fall pelage with antlers shedding the velvet.
A herd of bull caribou passing in view, or splashing
in the edge of a lake against the red of the tundra,
is a magnificent sight. Photographic opportunities
The basic package at Treeline includes accommodations,
meals, access to equipment for tundra and lake
exploration, and some guided experiences. Hiking
is a favoured activity; the esker systems provide
easy walking with views across the land and adjacent
lakes, and opportunities to look for wildlife.
Berry-picking (cloudberries, blueberries, and
lingonberries) is an enjoyable pastime, and our
cook will be happy to convert the berries collected
into delectable treats. Runners can take to the
roads or even strike out along the eskers for
an early morning run.
kayaks and boats with motors are available for
accessing the many lakes in the area in addition
to do some recreational fishing on Matthews Lake.
Mountain bikes are available for those who wish
to explore the many miles of roads and tracks
that remain from historic mining activity. Early
morning or evening drives on the road system give
you an easy and effortless way to look for wildlife
like caribou, tundra birds, waterfowl, foxes,
and the occasional wolf or grizzly bear. If there
is interest, guests may visit an abandoned gold
mine nearby, one of the first mines to operate
in the tundra environment.
bring the opportunity to relax in our lounge,
associate with other guests and staff plus opportunities
to view northern videos or slide shows from our
lounge library, to learn about Dene and Inuit
culture of the barrenlands, as well as to hear
stories of the explorers and their Dene guides
who passed nearby so long ago. The August evenings
are dark, and on clear evenings, the aurora often
blazes across the sky in immense billowing curtains
of light, reflected in the still waters of the