Earn your Taiga Stripes

Great Slave Lake is the place for a thrilling 10-day journey high in the Canadian Subarctic, and an adventure you can redeem for bigtime bragging rights in exchange for 43 miles of kayaking and tented camping.

Not on everyone’s GPS, one flies from Edmonton or Calgary on a chartered plane into non-bustling Yellowknife, Canada on the northern shore of the Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America and one of the largest in the world.  This lake, framed by Islands of the Taiga, is 318 miles south of the Arctic Circle and framed by a maze of forests, sheltered bays, shale beaches and red granite cliffs sculpted by glaciers.

During the one-weather-window a year, California-based operator, Explorers’ Corner, leads the “Great Slave Adventure” in early autumn to catch peak fall colors and plentiful wildlife – large flocks of migratory birds, bear, moose, muskrat, and mink and more.

Act now! 2011 departure dates: Aug. 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2.  Price per person in a small group is $4390.  To hop in, click: www.explorerscorner.com/ for all details or call 877-677-9623.