Canoe the historic Yukon River and retrace the route of the early Klondikers on their search for gold. These 8, 13 and 20 day canoeing trips on the Yukon River are perfect for the novice canoeist who wants to travel far away from crowded tourist routes. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river, where you can enjoy a refreshing bath. The only major interruption to the river's smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigational problem for the large paddler wheelers. Around the campfire you will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travelers.
The 8 day canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history. The expedition travels over 320 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by 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.
The 13 day canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City offers a true Klondike experience. This expedition travels over 400 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk. Wildlife is abundant and this tour includes the mighty Five Finger Rapids. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers you will find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. You stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.
For the ultimate Yukon River experience try the 20 day canoe trip from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and you pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 700 kilometres on this mighty river, combining the two shorter tours into one amazing canoeing adventure.