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Winter Clothing Rental

Ensure your visit to the north is comfortable.

Safe & fun winter experiences requires the right gear for our northern climate.  Whether you’re travelling to Yellowknife for business or leisure ensure your visit to the north is comfortable by renting warm clothing from My Backyard Tours. Enjoy your time outdoors viewing the northern lights, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, going on a city tour and/or checking out the ice road. Our winter clothing rentals provide you the best defence against the cold. Save on planning what to pack, incurring additional extra baggage costs and hassle – leave this aspect of your trip North to the pros. We offer a variety of clothing and boot sizes for youth, men and women ranging in sizes from XS – 4 XL.

Rates

  1 DAY 2 DAYS 3 DAYS 4 DAYS 5 DAYS
Non – Tour Rental $80 $120 $160 $195 $230
My Backyard Tour Guest* $80 $108 $144 $175.50 $207

*If you book a tour with My Backyard Tours, you receive a 10% discount on rental clothing.

Rental Includes:

  • Parka
  • Insulated Snow Pants
  • Winter Boots
  • Balaclava/Neck warmer/Buff
  • Insulated Mitts
  • Warm Hat

Rental Period: Starts 1:00 -1:30 PM to the next day at 11:00 AM.

Additional Days: $35.00/day

Delivery & Pick-up Price: $15.00 per reservation.

(Please note: one reservation can include multiple clothing packages and the rate is inclusive of both directions)

Delivery Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Pick-up / Return Time: 11:00 AM

Early delivery or late returns will incur additional day charges.

Cancellations: A 25% non-refundable deposit is required. Final payment is due at the time of the delivery. Payment can either be made in person or via an emailed invoice, this email will contain a link that will take you to a secure platform and you can pay with major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Cancellations received less than 48 hours of tour will incur full charges. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information, or to book, please visit our website or give us a call.

Driving Force

Red and Blue logo for Driving Force

We bring the experience of 43 years of solving transportation challenges to every new customer request. We welcome your logistical nightmares, impossible schedules, and elusive dreams. Business or pleasure, large or small, long-term or short-term, we’ve got vehicles to meet your most demanding jobs.  

North Star Adventures Canoe & Camping Gear Rentals

North Star Adventures Red canoes in Yellowknife, NWT.

If you and your group are seasoned paddlers of if you are just now starting to discover the joys of canoeing, we can help you get out there by outfitting you and your group with all you canoeing an camping gear needs, and we can even provide safe, reliable and comfortable shuttle service to your departure point and even pickup up at wherever you need to be picked up. All of our canoes are new 2020 CLIPPER Yukon model, 16’8″ in length. They are super light to help make those portages easier. Each canoe rental comes with the following:

  • Clipper Yukon 16’8″ canoe
  • 2 PFD’s each with whistle
  • 2 paddles
  • Throw bag
  • Bailer

Canoe rental rates:

  • 1 Day: $50.00+GST
  • 2 Day: $100.00+GST
  • 3 Day: $150.00+GST
  • Weekend: $100.00+GST (Friday – Sunday)
  • 1 week: $300.00+GST
  • 2 week: $500.00+GST

We are available for canoe drop off and pickup. Rates depend on drop off and pick up locations. Please email us for more information and current rates. We can drop off and pick up to the following locations:

  • Ingraham Trail
  • Frank Channel/North Arm
  • Fort Providence
  • Fort Simpson
  • Wrigley

We also have overnight canoe gear and camping gear available for rent and delivery. Please email to make a booking and current rates.

Sahtu Adventure Rentals

Beautiful sunny day in the Sahtu region with the Mackenzie mountains in the background in the NWT

We can provide transportation up the Mackenzie River, Great Bear Lake, Great Bear River, Brackett River, Kelly Lake, and the Keele River to get on the water with these fun additions!

17′ Prospector Canoes

  • $75/day or $350/week
  • Includes 2 life jackets, 2 helmets, 3 paddles, throw bag, spray deck, ropes, and repair kit.

16′ Prospector Canoes

  • $65/day or $300/week
  • Includes 2 life jackets, 2 helmets, 3 paddles, throw bag, spray deck, ropes, and repair kit.

Paddle Board or Paddle Board/Kayak Combos

  • $50/day or $200/week
  • Includes paddle, life jacket, and helmet.

Shoal Tents

  • $75/day or $350/week
  • 4 people max, paddles, includes life jackets, ropes, throw bag, and repair kit.

We also rent:

  • Camping Gear
  • Tents
  • Communication
  • Safety Gear / Repair Kits

Please visit our website or give us a call for more information.

Winter Clothing Rental

Winter Clothing Rental

Stay nice & warm while saving on luggage space!

We are in Canada’s north and in the winter temperatures can become dangerously cold! No worries, we offer winter clothing rentals to keep you nice and warm! Includes the world famous Canada Goose down parka, insulated ski-pants and Sorel Glacier boots (DOES NOT include mitts, neck warmer and hat, however available upon request if available). For maximum warmth, we recommend to order jacket parka 1 or 2 sizes larger than your regular coat size. The Canada Goose parkas will go over your own winter jacket.

Call or email ahead to reserve your winter clothing, please provide parka and boot in USA sizes and we will deliver to your hotel or bnb when you arrive in Yellowknife. We offer 2 drop off times, 11:00am and 3:00pm, then we will pick up before you go to the airport. Day rental is from 11:00am to next day 11:00am.

Winter Clothing pricing for North Star Adventures guests and non-guests.

Rent from August 15 – April 15

OPTIONS 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY
North Star Guests $59.00 $89.00 $119.00  $149.00 $179.00
Non-Tour Rental $75.00 $125.00 $175.00 $225.00 $275.00

Aurora & Tour Rental: We rent the famous Canada Goose parka for our Aurora Hunting tours and our Snowmobile Wilderness and Indigenous Snowshoe Tours for $25.00+GST/tour. Please let us know your B&B or hotel, room number and size when booking. Bookings for this must be made by 3:00pm. Clothing must be returned at the end of the tour.

B&B owners can also rent our Winter Clothing for their guests, however there will be a B&B surcharge of $25.00+GST/day per set of Winter Clothing. Please contact us for booking and payment arrangements.

Please note: Our first priority is to our guests, however if our inventory allows we can also rent to non-tour clients for $75.00+GST for the 1st day and $50.00+GST for each additional day. Previous clients have include TV/film crews, cold weather testing clients such as Toyota and Porsche as well a number of mining companies.

Visit our website to book your warm Canada Goose Winter Clothing!

Jackpine Paddle Equipment Rentals

Jackpine Paddle

If you rent from us, you’ll get high quality gear in great condition. To make things simple, all canoe rentals include a lifejacket, bailer, paddles, whistle and throw bag. All kayak rentals include lifejacket with whistle, paddle float, throw bag, spray skirt, bilge pump.

We offer 16’ and 17’ prospector canoes, as well as single and tandem fibreglass kayaks. Our boats are ideal for a day paddle to explore Yellowknife Bay, multi-day trip down the Ingraham Trail, or extended expedition deep into the Northwest Territories. We’ve also got you covered for drysuit and camping equipment rentals. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure.Visit our website for more information.

Ahmic Air Ltd.

Ahmic Air floatplane on snow in Yellowknife.

Ahmic Air’s Beaver has certified boat racks.  We rent canoes and boats and can fly you with your rental to a lake of your choice.

We provide charter services and equipment rentals to canoeists wishing to embark on self-guided, fly-out wilderness trips, originating from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Aboard a classic DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane with your canoe tied to the side fly over the vast and beautiful wilderness of the region. Get delivered to a remote lake or river where the wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities are profound.

Ahmic Air can provide canoeists access to Rivers and Lakes such as the Coppermine, Hood, Burnside, Mara, Hanbury, Elk, Thelon, Back, Lockhart, Snare, Yellowknife, Beaulieu, and Cameron Rivers along with starting points on Great Slave Lake.

Whether you only have a weekend available or you are planning a multi-week expedition there are many routes, drop off points, and take-out options available. We also rent canoes!

Fraserway RV

Fraserway RV Your Vehicle to Adventure Logo

Fraserway RV is Canada’s largest RV dealer with rental locations in Whitehorse and Edmonton, the gateways to the NWT. You can take the comforts of home with you as your drive the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle or as you embark on a spectacular adventure into the Northwest Territories. Call us today or visit our website for more information.

Overlander Sports

Overlander Sports store exterior view with store name at sunset in Yellowknife, NWT.

Overlander Sports is your one-stop-shop for sports and outdoor gear in Yellowknife.

We’ve been getting you out there since 1983. Carrying the latest technology and popular brand names in outdoor equipment and apparel at competitive prices. Shop quality brands like Fjallraven, The North Face, Quartz Co., Sorel, Blundstone, Icebreaker, and Patagonia.

Our Services include:

  • Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
  • Canoe, Kayak & SUP Rentals
  • Fat Bike Rental
  • Skate Sharpening & Repairs
  • Bike Service
  • Ski Repairs & Waxing
  • Team & Workplace Orders

Arctic Executive Limousines

The Ice Road Limo!

Reserve our white Lincoln Towncar Royale Stretch Limousine for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, stags/stagettes, and weddings. Officially seats 8 adults. Glasses provided. Music by bluetooth or CD.

Extend your event while ensuring attendees and delegates arrive safely to and from your gala, convention, sports meet, office, home or lake cottage party.

Pick up the gang enroute to parties or the bar or just party in the limo!

Airport service for out of town guests by arrangement – special pricing for Arden Guest House.