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

  • June 16 - 23, 2017
  • 7 Sleeps
  • 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!

adventure trip journey route map

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

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

Expect sightseeing and 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 including flight-seeing, intimate dinners, cooking classes, hiking, wellness, fishing, hunting, photography classes, art classes and much more!

The trip is limited in size to maintain its exclusivity and ensure the ultimate sightseeing and dining experiences in each of these unique northern locations. As with any trip, while the destinations are fun, it is the people that make the journey. 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.

Check out the amazing adventures we have planned already, but keep an eye on our itinerary. Trip details continue to be added as we work with our northern partners to create the best experience “Across the Top of Canada”.

Price: $11,995 per person plus tax, based on double occupancy. Group pricing is available for groups of six or more.


Our Whirlwind Itinerary

Day Zero / June 15th, 2017

Fairmont Vancouver Airport

To kick off this epic journey in style, Fairmont YVR will be hosting an exclusive pre-trip dinner party on the evening prior to our departure. They will be showcasing the cuisine of Executive Chef Colin Burslem along with many other culinary surprises. This pre-departure evening will give you the chance to meet and mingle with the trip’s prominent guests and chefs who will be travelling with us for the next 8 days across the top of Canada.

Fairmont YVR 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. Please inform us if this is something you would like to include in your booking.

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. Excursions will include shopping in town, mountain biking in Carcross, hiking Miles Canyon, photographing wildlife at the local nature reserve or going on a foraging trip with celebrated chef Miche Genest.

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 a private island in the middle of 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 our travelling chef team of Jeremy Charles (Raymonds), Ned Bell (Chefs for Oceans), Derek Dammann (Maison Publique) & Rob Gentile (Buca).

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 excursions including fly-in fishing (the ice will just be coming off the lakes), buffalo farm tours, photography lessons with a local wildlife expert, art classes with local First Nations, cooking classes and meals with local and guest chefs.

Day three will be at leisure and organized on an individual basis by our talented concierge team. On our second evening, our team of travelling chefs will pull together an incredible experience in an old airport hanger with celebrated Yellowknife chef Robin Wasicuna (Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner).  Each chef will be responsible for one course and the aviation theme of 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 also be a very special stop as our travelling chefs will collaborate with local Inuit chefs to offer a traditional lunch showcasing the history and culture of the region.

After enjoying our afternoon in Rankin Inlet, we will re-board our jet for Iqaluit where you will have an evening to enjoy the local hospitality at its best.

On our second day in Iqaluit (day five), you will have a full day to explore the surrounding regions with excursions including flight-seeing, cooking classes with Inuit cooks, carving lessons, fishing trips, hiking and photography.

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, cook and eat with other local chefs including Todd Perrin and Murray MacDonald, and of course take in all of the historical sights of the city.

Excursions in this seashore town will include fishing charters, lighthouse and iceberg tours, hiking the east coast trail, 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 half-day stop will allow us to view the region’s famous wildlife and wild landscape. It is guaranteed to be the best cross-country leg stretching layover you will ever have and a fantastic way to end this epic week!

Spend an Additional Two Nights at the Award Winning Fogo Island Inn

An optional two-night stay at the award-winning Fogo Island Inn is available for guests from June 23rd – 25th at the conclusion of the flight Across the Top of Canada. The Fogo Island Inn has been described as the “most remote and magical hotel on earth” by Bloomberg and is unlike any place you will ever visit. Recently, celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow described it as “heaven!” Last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his family to this magical island for holidays.

The stunning Fogo Island is at the edge of the wild North Atlantic Ocean and is a uniquely remote wilderness experience at one of the four corners of the earth. All of our guest chefs will be joining at this incredible property for an exclusive finale to our journey across the country.

Guests who join us at Fogo Island are in for a very special treat as celebrity chef Michael Smith – host of Food Network Canada programs Chopped Canada, Chef at Home, Chef Abroad and Chef Michael’s Kitchen – will be joining this leg of the culinary adventure. Smith will collaborate with Fogo Island Inn’s chef Murray McDonald for an unforgettable meal staged with the edge of Canada as the backdrop.

*Additional $2,500 pp + tax (double occupancy) includes deluxe accommodation, all meals and gratuities.

Note: By choosing to join the Fogo Island extension, you will need to arrange your own return flight to Vancouver (or other destination of your choosing) as the charter flight will have already returned to Vancouver.

Trip Highlights

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Vancouver 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.
  • Ability to spend an optional two days at the award winning Fogo Island with Canada’s top chefs, including celebrity chef Michael Smith, for the ultimate post-trip after party.
  • 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

Jeremy Charles - LOCAL

Executive Chef, Raymonds Restaurant

Derek Dammann - VISITING, Executive Chef, Maison Publique

Derek Dammann - VISITING

Executive Chef, Maison Publique

Murray McDonald - LOCAL, Executive Chef, Fogo Island Inn

Murray McDonald - LOCAL

Executive Chef, Fogo Island Inn

Rob Gentile - VISITING, Chef Director, Buca Osteria and Bar

Rob Gentile - VISITING

Chef Director, Buca Osteria and Bar

Ned Bell - VISITING, Founder, Chefs for Oceans


Founder, Chefs for Oceans

Michael Smith - VISITING, Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist, Food Media Producer

Michael Smith - VISITING

Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist, Food Media Producer

Stéphane Modat - VISITING, Chef de Cuisine, Restaurant Champlain & Bistro Le Sam

Stéphane Modat - VISITING

Chef de Cuisine, Restaurant Champlain & Bistro Le Sam

Michele Genest - LOCAL, Chef & Author, The Boreal Gourmet

Michele Genest - LOCAL

Chef & Author, The Boreal Gourmet

Carson Schiffkorn - LOCAL, Owner & Executive Chef, Inn on the Lake

Carson Schiffkorn - LOCAL

Owner & Executive Chef, Inn on the Lake

Robin Wasicuna - LOCAL, Owner, Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner

Robin Wasicuna - LOCAL

Owner, Wiseguy Foods, Twin Pine Diner

Colin Burslem - LOCAL, Executive Chef, Globe@YVR

Colin Burslem - LOCAL

Executive Chef, Globe@YVR

Eric Pateman - HOSTING, President & Founder, Edible Canada

Eric Pateman - HOSTING

President & Founder, Edible Canada


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

A non-refundable deposit of 25% due immediately to reserve your space. The balance can be paid monthly in 2016 or in a lump sum by December 31, 2016.

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 including beverage pairings, health and wellness sessions, hiking, dedicated tour guides and a full concierge staff to ensure your trip exceeds your expectations with a host of optional excursions in each destination.

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 on days without scheduled meals, all optional excursions. Cancellation and medical insurance are strongly recommended.

Call +1 604 351 9758 to Reserve Your Spot
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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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