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PostPosted: November 28th, 2018, 4:21 am 

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Two of us want to fly in to Horton Lake from Norman Wells in first week of July 2019, We have folding Ally. North-Wright's smallest plane on floats is a Pilatus Porter that'll take 2 more canoeists and gear if anyone wants to share. The quoted fare is $6200 CAD. (Bit more with a canoe strapped externally).
I can't find any other pilots operating out of Norman Wells to do it cheaper.
We'll be making our way to Paulatuk at the end of the trip to use the scheduled service of Aklak Air to Inuvik. Again I can't find any alternative pilots operating out of Inuvik as North-Wright no longer fly from there. Aklak's scheduled flight costs about £1200 CAD per person. Baggage allowance 30 kg including hand luggage. Excess charged at $7.10 a kg.
I know the Horton has always been an expensive river to do, but everyone says it's great and worth it.
We did the Anderson from Colville Lake to Tuktoyaktuk and on to Inuvik this summer. (It's easy to get from Eskimo Lakes to the new highway 30 kms south of Tuktoyaktuk these days.)

PostPosted: November 28th, 2018, 2:15 pm 

Joined: January 11th, 2005, 4:58 pm
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Location: Manitoba
I concur, paddling the Horton River is an outstanding trip.

You could check with Canoe North about sharing a charter flight just in case then have a trip that is not full.

Also put a bug in with North Wright, about charter sharing.

And don’t give up as I’d shared a charter flight a couple of years ago into the Horton and it was fantastic!



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