It is not often that you come across a person who epitomizes both the environmental and cultural aspects of the North. Yet, the Arctic area is a location that is home to a wide variety of cultural practices and is known for its extraordinary beauty. And this is where one man named Kylik Kisoun Taylor steps in as the Artic Ambassador. He is an entrepreneur who is of Inuvialuit and Gwich’in descent and has devoted his whole life to bringing genuine Arctic experiences to people all over the globe. From building an igloo to paddling a traditional Qayaq, Kylik is a cultural ambassador of the Arctic, bringing his passion for the North to visitors from all over the globe.
Join us as we embark on this journey to discover the true paradise that is the Artic Circle, along with its tour guide and a true inspiration to the Indigenous people named Kylik Kisoun Taylor.
Rooted in Tradition
When Kylik was just 16 years old, he travelled to Inuvik to spend time with his mother and other Northern family members, which was the beginning of his voyage. As soon as he arrived in the Arctic, a sudden realization hit him that he belonged there, and he decided to start studying the customs of his Inuvialuit and Gwich’in ancestors. Kylik’s family taught him how to hunt, trap, and mush dogs, as well as how to make a bush camp and shoot a bow. He also learnt how to build a bow and shoot it. He got deeply ingrained in his culture, absorbing the knowledge and obtaining the required skills to survive independently out on the land.
The Birth of Tundra North Tours
In 2006, Kylik established Up North Tours, which is now known as Tundra North Tours, with the intention of expressing his passion for the Arctic and everything that the region has to offer to tourists from all over the world. Presently, the business is able to provide authentic experiences of the Arctic, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, and catching a glimpse of the northern lights. The enthusiasm that Kylik has for the Arctic is infectious, and he is pleased to show people from all over the world the splendour and variety that can be found in his culture.
A Man of Many Abilities
Notwithstanding his professional interests, Kylik has a deep affection for the Arctic. He is a member of the board of directors for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada and contributes to the organization of the Dawn Festival, which is a celebration of the first appearance of the sun after many months of winter. In addition to all these things, Kylik is a proud Inuvialuit and Gwich’in male, an amateur boxer, and a father. He passes on the cultural and traditional wisdom plus experience that he gained from his family to his own children as well as to other children in the community by teaching them traditional ways of living and cultural practices.
Kylik Kisoun Taylor is a cultural ambassador of the Arctic, a man who integrates old-world traditions with modern-day business savvy. He takes pride in his heritage and is impassioned to share his love of the North with visitors from all over the world. With his fervour for the Arctic and his deep connection to his culture, Kylik is a true master of his art and a role model for anyone looking to reconnect with their roots. So join him on a trip of a lifetime and experience the beauty and diversity of the Arctic for yourself!
Want to join Kylik on his adventure into the pristine white desert of Artic? Visit his official website at https://tundranorthtours.com/ and book your trip today!
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