Special canoing skills are not required. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and we pass many relict of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 320 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the river banks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. Around the camp fire we will hear some interesting stories about the first river travelers. At the Yukon River bridge in Carmacks we will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.
Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse. Arrival in Whitehorse, meeting of group members. Overnight in Hotel.
Days 2 - 8: Whitehorse - Yukon River. Start of this exciting canoe tour in Whitehorse down the Yukon River. We are spending 7 days on this mighty river, traveling over 320 kilometer and exploring the vast hinterlands of the Yukon.
Day 8: Carmacks - Whitehorse. Via Klondike Highway the van takes us back to Whitehorse. Transfer to the airport for your home departure.
- Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
- Expert guidance on the entire trip
- Canoe rental and transportation
- 2 person tents and camping equipment (6 nights)
- All meals on canoe trip
- Overland transportation.
- Meals in hotels
- Fishing license
- Personal extras.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,495.00
Single Room/Tent: +CAD 245.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)
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