Celebrate Canada's 150th over the summer solstice as we fly Across the Top of Canada

  • June 16 - 23, 2017
  • 7 Nights
  • Join Us in Our Private Jet
  • Multi-Stop Round Trip from Vancouver
  • Stunning Northern Landscapes
  • 4 Epic Dinners with Canada’s Top Chefs
  • Only 60 Lucky Guests

Welcome to the Adventure of a Lifetime!

2017 TRIP IS SOLD OUT!
2018 FLIGHT ACROSS THE TOP OF CANADA – JUNE 2018
Reserve your space for our 2018 adventure by contacting us as we are already starting to fill up quickly.  Exact dates and details will be confirmed in July 2017, but to hold your spot, please contact us at acrossthetop@ediblecanada.com and we will take your booking info.  To guarantee a space, a fully refundable $1,000 deposit is required.

adventure trip journey route map

The Canadian North is a vast landscape that is rarely explored or understood. This is your chance to embark on your own Arctic adventure to discover this region by joining Edible Canada president, Eric Pateman, and the country’s top chefs as they travel from coast to coast across the top of Canada. This once in a lifetime journey is focused on exploring the geography, art, culture and foods of these northern Territories.

Inspired by our nation’s 150th anniversary, this journey will celebrate our extraordinary cultural heritage as we explore quaint villages, First Nation and Inuit communities, impressive waterways and parks, and unique dining environments under the endless light of the summer solstice.

Experiences & Excursions

Expect truly authentic northern cultural experiences as we fly across the top of the country on our own private 737 jet. Chefs from across Canada will be collaborating with local and indigenous chefs, farmers, hunters and artisans at each of our stops to create meals that will truly showcase the best of each region.

With a full concierge team on board to take care of all your needs, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and discover the top of Canada through excursions available at each of our destinations (extra fees will apply). Some of the possible excursions include flight-seeing, hiking, nature reserves, horseback riding, fishing, boat tours, and more!

Trip details continue to be added as we work with our northern partners. Our concierge team will take care of and coordinate each guest’s individual interest for the excursions available and experience desired.

Culinary Travel is our Expertise

This trip is limited in size to maintain its exclusivity and ensure the ultimate sightseeing and dining experiences in each of these unique northern locations. Edible Canada’s reputation is second to none in planning and executing the best in Canadian culinary tourism, and our clients return time and time again.

Listen to our host and culinary ambassador, Eric Pateman, discuss his work promoting Canadian cuisine through culinary tourism as well as the details of Across the Top of Canada on Monocle 24: The Menu. Skip forward to 16:27 for the beginning of the interview:

Price

$11,995 per person plus tax, based on double occupancy. Group pricing is available for groups of six or more at $10,995 per person. Single supplement of $1,000.

All prices are listed as CAD.

2017 is sold out! Currently taking reservations for 2018. Contact acrossthetop@ediblecanada.com to book.

Our Whirlwind Itinerary

Day Zero / June 15th, 2017

Fairmont Vancouver Airport

To kick off this epic journey in style, Fairmont Vancouver Airport Executive Chef Colin Burslem along with Vancouver’s Fairmont properties will be hosting an exclusive pre-trip dinner party on the evening prior to our departure. The uniquely Canadian send off will feature innovative dishes from the Executive Chef of each Vancouver Fairmont hotel. From the Fairmont Waterfront, Chef Karan Suri, from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Chef Cameron Ballendine and from the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Chef Nathan Brown will be joining us. This pre-departure evening will give you the chance to meet and mingle with the guests and chefs who will be travelling with us for the next 8 days across the top of Canada.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport is also offering a special rate for any trip participant wishing to stay at the hotel the night prior to our departure. This airport location is ideal to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to embark on our 8 day adventure.

Day One / June 16th, 2017

Private Air North charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon

Spend the afternoon exploring Whitehorse and its environs. Optional excursions include shopping in town, hiking Miles Canyon, photographing wildlife at the local nature reserve and more.

For our first night, we will be treated to a welcome dinner under the midnight sun. This long table opening dinner will take place on Marsh Lake. You will take in the beauty of the Yukon and discover regional cuisine interpreted by local Chefs Michele Genest (The Boreal Gourmet) and Carson Schiffkorn & Troy King (Inn on the Lake) supported by our travelling chef team of Jeremy Charles (Raymonds), Ned Bell (Chefs for Oceans), Stéphane Modat (Restaurant Champlain & Le Sam Bistro) & Wayne Morris (Boralia).

Stay in Whitehorse overnight.

Day Two & Three / June 17th & 18th, 2017

Private Air North charter flight from Whitehorse, Yukon to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

We will spend the next two days exploring the Northwest Territories. Day two will offer opportunities to discover the local wilderness with optional excursions including fly-in fishing (the ice will just be coming off the lakes), flight seeing, garden tours, foraging and more.

Day three will be at leisure and our talented concierge team will be here to help you make the most of your day. On our second evening, our team of travelling chefs will pull together an incredible experience with celebrated Yellowknife chef Robin Wasicuna (Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner).  Each chef will be responsible for one course and the evening will certainly involve some unexpected surprises.

Stay in Yellowknife both nights.

Day Four & Five / June 19th & 20th, 2017

Private Air North charter flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Iqaluit, Nunavut

On day four, we will be heading to Iqaluit, Nunavut but will be touching down in Rankin Inlet on the way where we will be treated to an incredible day learning about Inuit art and having an opportunity to visit the only Inuit fine-arts ceramic production facility in the world.  Rankin Inlet is known for having many of the North’s best carvers, so this is sure to be a highlight for our art loving guests.

This will stop will offer a lunch showcasing the history and culture of the region  with celebrated Rankin Chef Kelly Clark with Arctic Char, Wild Muskox, and Cariboo.

After enjoying our afternoon in Rankin Inlet, we will re-board our jet for Iqaluit where will drink Canadian whisky enroute with master distiller Don Livermore from Corby’s.

On our second day in Iqaluit (day five), you will have a full day to explore the surrounding regions with optional excursions including fishing, hiking and more!

For our final evening in the region, our team of chefs will once again join forces with local Iqaluit chefs to put on a multi-course feast in a very unique northern location. They will be celebrating the food of region and telling the story of multiculturalism in Canada through food.

Stay in Iqaluit both nights.

Day Six & Seven / June 21st & 22nd, 2017

Private Air North charter flight from Iqaluit, Nunavut to St. John’s, Newfoundland

For the final leg of our journey, we will arrive in St. John’s, Newfoundland, a city where the nation’s food scene is exploding.  Chef Jeremy Charles will personally ensure you are seeing (and eating!) the best of the best in his hometown.

You will have the chance to explore fishing villages, snorkel with whales and of course take in all of the historical sights of the city.

Optional excursions in this seashore town will include fishing charters, brewery and wine vault tours or a day at the spa if you are so inclined.

On our final night in St John’s, legendary Canadian chef Jeremy Charles and his team will welcome our group to Canada’s top ranked restaurant, Raymonds. This will surely be an evening you will never forget as he collaborates with his colleagues from across the country.

Stay in St. John’s both nights.

Day Eight / June 23rd, 2017

Private Air North charter flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia

Layover: Churchill, Manitoba

The group will depart for Vancouver but will touch down in Churchill, Manitoba on the way where we will have a short stop while the plane refuels. This few hour stop will allow us to view the region’s famous wildlife and wild landscape with an optional excursion or you can just wander around the town as it opens up for the season. It will be a great leg-stretching layover and a fantastic way to end this epic week!

Trip Highlights

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Vancouver (Toronto return option available) with stops in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit, St. Johns and Churchill on a private 737.
  • This trip has never been done before. Explore the best of the North in a manageable timeframe and budget!
  • The ability to see a remote and rarely accessible part of the world in just over one week. This trip would normally take up to one month with regularly scheduled flights.
  • Epic meals in incredible locations at each stop with Canada’s top chefs.
  • Onboard flight treats from the Fairmont Hotel’s chief mixology team. They will will be whipping up cocktails on all of our flight segments and at each of the dinners showcasing unique Canadian spirits, including award winning, never before released Canadian whiskies from Corby’s Distillers (home of Lot 40, Wisers and more).
  • Full concierge team on board for pre-trip and in-trip planning to ensure you get the best of your free time in each market. This trip is about you – so let us know your desires and we will do our best to make them happen!
  • Every detail of the trip curated by your knowledgeable host, Edible Canada President, Eric Pateman, and his team of experts.
  • Daily fitness and meditation with lifestyle coach Catherine Roscoe Barr.
  • Support the Chefs for Oceans project with your purchase.
  • Celebrate Canada's incredible heritage and northern diversity for the country's 150th birthday.

Guest Chefs

Jeremy Charles - Local, Executive Chef, Raymonds Restaurant (St. John's, NL)

Jeremy Charles - Local

Executive Chef, Raymonds Restaurant (St. John's, NL)

Ned Bell - Visiting, Founder, Chefs for Oceans (Vancouver, BC)

Ned Bell - Visiting

Founder, Chefs for Oceans (Vancouver, BC)

Stéphane Modat - Visiting, Chef de Cuisine, Restaurant Champlain & Le Sam Bistro, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (Quebec, QC)

Stéphane Modat - Visiting

Chef de Cuisine, Restaurant Champlain & Le Sam Bistro, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (Quebec, QC)

Wayne Morris - Visiting, Owner & Chef, Boralia (Toronto, ON)

Wayne Morris - Visiting

Owner & Chef, Boralia (Toronto, ON)

Michele Genest - Local, Chef & Author, The Boreal Gourmet (Whitehorse, YT)

Michele Genest - Local

Chef & Author, The Boreal Gourmet (Whitehorse, YT)

Carson Schiffkorn - Local, Owner & Executive Chef, Inn on the Lake (Whitehorse, YT)

Carson Schiffkorn - Local

Owner & Executive Chef, Inn on the Lake (Whitehorse, YT)

Robin Wasicuna - Local, Owner & Chef, Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner (Yellowknife, NWT)

Robin Wasicuna - Local

Owner & Chef, Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner (Yellowknife, NWT)

Colin Burslem - Local, Fairmont Executive Chef, Globe@YVR (Vancouver, BC)

Colin Burslem - Local

Fairmont Executive Chef, Globe@YVR (Vancouver, BC)

Eric Pateman - Hosting, President & Founder, Edible Canada

Eric Pateman - Hosting

President & Founder, Edible Canada

Registration

Price: $11,995 per person (Double Occupancy) plus tax. $10,995 for groups of 6 or more. Single supplement of $1,000. All prices are listed as CAD.

Price includes airfare on private 737 from Vancouver* (return) with stops in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, St. John’s, and Churchill, seven nights hotel accommodation (best available in each market), airport transfers and fees, all ground transportation, 4 epic meals featuring Canada’s top chefs, health and wellness sessions, a full concierge staff to ensure your trip exceeds your expectations with a host of optional excursions in each destination.

*Guests who do not need to return to Vancouver at the conclusion of the trip can choose to return to Toronto from St. John’s (economy fare) at no additional cost. If the Toronto return option is selected, Churchill will not be included in the booking as this is a refuelling layover on the return portion back to Vancouver.

Our team of concierges can assist guests who requires travel arrangements to Vancouver prior to departure at an additional cost.

Chefs for Oceans: A percentage of each ticket purchased will directly benefit this sustainable seafood initiative. “Chef Ned Bell’s goal is to engage his peers, chefs, in communities, regions and provinces Coast to Coast to Coast through education and awareness for the future of sustainable seafood.”

Exclusions: Alcohol, taxes, gratuities, breakfast, lunch and dinners on days without scheduled meals, all optional excursions. Cancellation and medical insurance are strongly recommended.

Call +1 604 351 9758 to Reserve Your Spot
Contact acrossthetop@ediblecanada.com to Reserve Your Spot

Testimonials

What some of our past clients have to say about our northern edible adventures:

Rick and I have spent the last couple of days endlessly going through the quite stunning photos of our trip. We have discussed each adventure; the people, the whiskey, the wonderful Yukon hospitality and of course, the delicious food we enjoyed so much. Of course there has been much discussion about just how we managed to pack so very much! Our trip turned out to be singular in it’s beautiful setting, it’s keen sense of play and nally in it’s sense of true authenticity. We both felt we met real people in a real and compelling place.

Laura Irwin

Edible Canada’s Ultimate Canadian Whisky Dinner was an unparalleled introduction to the Yukon. Many Canadian’s don’t realize that Whitehorse is so accessible. The region’s hospitality begins as soon as you board the plane, with Air North attendants doling out fresh platters and warm cookies during the ight. Once you land, it’s a full of delicious, northern-in uenced food paired with some of the best adventures the Yukon has to offer: dog sledding, dinners on frozen lakes with the Northern Lights overhead, and visits to notorious spots like the McBride Museum, where we sampled the infamous Sour Toe Cocktail. Edible Canada has partnered with some of the best chefs in the territory, and they serve up local fare and game meats like arctic char, elk carpaccio, caribou smokies and wild mushroom soup. This is truly a bucket list trip—grab a few friends and spend a weekend exploring unchartered territory. The north may just be your new favourite weekend getaway.

Jessica Hollander

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