Northern Lights of the Yukon
During this Yukon River canoe trip you will retrace part of the Klondike Gold Rush route of 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.
On this canoe trip with your experienced guide, you will experience everything the Yukon River has to offer, from historic sites and wildlife sightings to wilderness camping and delicious food cooked and served on the bank of the Yukon River. Join us on this Yukon River canoe trip and paddle through Gold Rush history.
Based on June 2019 departure – other selected dates available June – August 2019 – Call for details.
Arrival at Erik Nielsen International Airport at Whitehorse. You will be welcome and taken to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. In the evening your guide will meet you and explain the details and prepared for canoeing the Yukon River. The guide will advise /assist you with packing your dry bags.
In the morning you will be driven 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, make camp and prepare dinner. You will have no problem falling asleep in this quiet wilderness after such an exciting day.
Another early morning again and after breakfast get ready for the next part of your journey. Thanks to the steady current of the Yukon River, you reach your daily goals without a problem and en route stop will be made at various historic sites. The fast currents of the Yukon River takes you through deep impenetrable brush 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 the trip planed in for you are one or two backcountry hikes, during which you will have the opportunity to get a real good impression of the Yukon wilderness and explore this vast northern land.
Late in the morning, you will arrive in Carmacks, where your canoe trip comes to an end. From here you will be driven 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.
Today the tours ends with a transfer to the airport where you will board your flight back to the UK to why not extend your stay? Ask our Specialists!