B.Dene Adventures offers traditional Dene cultural programs for groups of all ages, plus step on guide services, and 20’ x 40’ cabin and camp rentals.
B. Dene Adventures will educate students, social groups, industry and visitors in the NWT about the Yellowknives Dene First Nation traditional Dene way of life. We will do so by using our strong community relationships, our knowledge of the land and by creating a relaxing and comfortable environment for learning and sharing.
Who We are:
The business is owned and operated by Bobby Drygeese. Bobby is a Yellowknives Dene First Nation person born and raised in Dettah and living the traditional way of life. His experience working for tourism, community programs and in the education field, have allowed Bobby to cultivate the relationships (both on the customer side and with the people delivering these programs) which help make this business a success. Bobby comes from a long line of Dene Chiefs: His Great-grandfather was a signatory in the Treaty 8 signing and his Grandfather was Chief in the late 1960s when Queen Elizabeth came to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, also known as Chief Drygeese Territory.
Dene Culture Specialists:
Take this Dene journey through the communities of Yellowknife, Dettah and N’dilo. Be introduced to the Dene people and the significance of their land and cultural traditions. Visit B. Dene Adventures’ camp to share Dene culture, art and foods. Listen to the beat of the traditional drums and join the excitement of traditional Dene Hand Games.
Our activities Include:
- Unique Cultural Tours
- Traditional Dene Drumming
- Aurora Viewing
- Meeting/Workshop Space
B. Dene Adventures practices safety. Bobby Drygeese is certified with Wilderness First Aid, Commercial Boat License, Class 4 Drivers License, Bear safety training and firearms license. Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are located in all facilities and vehicles, helmets are to be worn on snowmobiles, life jackets on boats. Bear spray and bear bangers are kept handy.
B. Dene Adventures Cultural Camp is located just outside of Dettah, across the bay from Yellowknife. The camp is accessible by a 10 minute nature trail walk, two minute boat or snowmobile ride. The camp includes a 20ft x 40ft cabin for large groups and prospector tents and teepees adaptable to various needs.