1st June 2024
Canoeing on the Yukon River

Dates & Requirements

We welcome all abilities, however, you need to have some experience of paddling a canoe and a moderate level of endurance and determination. (compare it to hill walking for 6-7 hours with a light bag!) . Feel free to contact us to discuss further as we can help bring your skills up to speed.

1st June to 20th June 2024  

 Price £1999 excluding flights and accomodation in transit.

Please Contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list. We are back running this trip for 2024, 2025 to infinity and beyond

Trip Description

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
  • Accommodation on arrival and departure (4 nights)
  • Breakfast, light lunch and evening meals on the river only (excludes meals in town locations and snacks)
  • Wild camping on the Yukon River and campgrounds
  • Transport and shuttle service back (excludes flights)
  • Canoes, BA’s, barrels, Paddles, and safety equipment
What you will need to bring
  • tent and dry bags (for personal kit and small items)
  • Sleeping Bag & Roll Mat
  • water filter / bottle
  • Cutlery, Cup, Bowl, Knife & Fork
  • Personal Kit
  • A Sense of Humour!

Trip Itinerary

  • Starting in Iconic Whitehorse following the route of the Stampeders
  • Paddling down to 32 mile long Lake Labarge
  • Camping at the bottom of Lake Labarge  entrance to 30 mile River
  • 30 mile River
  • Showers and a short break at Carmacks campground
  • Hootalinqua shipyard and the SS Everlyn Norcom Sternwheeler
  • Five finger rapids and Rink rapids
  • White River and plenty of roadhouse wilderness locations
  • Stewart Island (last time we saw a Lynx)
  • Fort Selkirk Interpretive Centre
  • Dawson City and tales of daring do
  • Diamond Tooth Gerties, Jack London's cabin and Robert Service

Note: Itinerary subject to change at any time if deemed necessary by Canoe Trail such as high flows or late ice break up on Lake Labarge


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