Yukon River Canoe Adventure
Vast wilderness awaits! While enjoying the easy paddle in the Yukon River you'll visit historic Klondike Gold Rush sites, see lots of wildlife, enjoy wilderness camping and savour delicious fresh food prepared by your guide.
During this Yukon River canoe trip you will retrace part of the Klondike Gold Rush route of 1898. Reminders of Yukon's gold rush can be seen all along the Yukon River. You will camp on the banks of the Yukon River in authentic northern wilderness and explore the gold rush relics on the way. But more than history thrives along this river. Watch the shores for wolves, moose, and bears. Look at the sky for bald eagles, falcons, and hawks. Watch the waters, too. They are home to the iconic Canadian beaver, otters, muskrats, and arctic grayling and also to a world"famous salmon run. If you are looking for a river that has it all, you can't do better than the Yukon River It's one of the longest in North America, the longest in the territory, and has the history of the Klondike gold rush. You don't have to be an expert paddler to enjoy a trip down the Yukon River.
Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse Arrive at Erik Nielsen International Airport of Whitehorse. You will be welcomed and brought to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse. In the evening your guide will meet you and explain the details and prepare you for canoeing the Yukon River. The guide will advise / assist you with packing your dry bags.
Day 2: Canoeing adventure In the morning drive to Deep Creek at the shore of Lake Laberge, where your canoe adventure will start. After lunch, paddle the northern part of Lake Laberge (24 kilometres). Upon arrival at the first camp site on the shore of the lake, we make camp and prepare dinner. You will have no problem falling asleep in this quiet wilderness after such an exciting day.
Days 3-6: Canoe adventure Early morning again and after breakfast you will get ready for the next part of the journey. Thanks to the steady current of the Yukon River, we'll reach our daily goals without problem and en route we'll stop to visit historic sites. The fast currents of the Yukon River takes us through deep impenetrable bush and forest; however, with some luck you might spot moose, bears, lynx, or wolves, and often you catch sight of beavers and bald eagle. The fish we try to catch can provide variety on the daily menu. You'll have the opportunity to learn a few new tricks of wilderness survival. During this trip we will plan one or two backcountry hikes, during which we will have the opportunity to get a good impression of the Yukon wilderness and explore this vast northern land.
Day 7: Return to Whitehorse Late in the morning you will arrive in Carmacks, where your canoe trip comes to an end. From here drive back to Whitehorse, where you will appreciate a hot shower or bath and a hearty meal in one of the many restaurants. The evening is at your leisure.
Day 8: Depart Whitehorse Today the tour ends with a transfer to the airport.
• All transfers and transport as per the itinerary • 2 nights' accommodation in a hotel • 5 nights' camping in 2 person tents • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages during canoe trip • Canoe equipment (canoe, life vest, paddle, water tight barrel) • Camping equipment (stove, pots & pans, dishes, tents etc.) except for sleeping bag & sleeping pad • Emergency equipment (first aid kit, throw bags, bear spray, satellite phone) • Taxes, fees and licenses • Experienced and licensed guide
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Jul 12, 26
Aug 9, 23
Booking conditions • Families with children over 12 years of age are welcome on this tour
• Yukon River is a class 1 river. This means there are no rapids, but be aware this is a wild river in remote wilderness.
• Minimum 4 people required to operate tour
• Families with children over 12 years of age are welcome on this tour • Yukon River is a class 1 river. This means there are no rapids, but be aware this is a wild river in remote wilderness. • Minimum 4 people required to operate tour
Not included • Hotel early check in/late check out
• Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants
• Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
• Tip for guide
• Trip cancellation and medical insurance. We strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive insurance coverage at the time of booking.
• Hotel early check in/late check out • Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad • Tip for guide • Trip cancellation and medical insurance. We strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive insurance coverage at the time of booking.