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Yukon River Canoe Expedition

The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. A mixture of camping grounds and wild camping will make this a memorable experience.

Dates: tbc
Duration: 14 days
Start Location: Whitehorse
Level: All abilities
Price: tbc


Book by (date TBC) for a discount on the standard price and receive FREE British Canoeing 2 Star Training Weekend worth £160*

We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your place and you can pay in installments

* You will need to be available to meet the published dates in Bedford.

The Canoe Trail team has raced and paddled the Yukon River on numerous occasions and is offering the ultimate wilderness paddling experience. Rich and Rob have raced the Yukon River Quest Race, 444 miles of wilderness racing. Rich has led 4 expeditions to this part of the world including sea kayaking from Vancouver Island to Glacier Bay, canoeing from Whitehorse to Dawson City, and sea kayaking, hiking and pack rafting from Juneau down to Whitehorse via the Chilkoot Trail.

The Yukon is the home of the 1898 Gold Rush and this 2 week trip will journey along this historic route from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Over 30,000 ‘stampeders’ headed to this remote frontier to stake claims for gold. Many didn’t make it and many more didn’t find gold. There is plenty of living history still around with the Interpretive Centre at Fort Selkirk, the SS Evelyn Norcom at Hootalinqa, and Dawson City itself. The trip will include time to visit the Robin McBride Museum, Diamond Tooth Gerties, and Jack London’s Cabin

You will have plenty of opportunity to improve your paddling skills with our qualified and experienced coaches eager to share their knowledge on this fast-moving water.

A mixture of camping grounds and wild camping will make this a memorable experience. Wildlife on the river includes bears, moose, and wolves.

  • Professional instructors and coaching
  • Equipment provided
  • Accommodation on arrival and departure (2 nights)
  • Wild camping on the Yukon River and camp grounds
  • Transport and shuttle service back (excludes flights)
  • Food for expedition days (excludes meals in town locations)
  • Coaching on moving water