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Yukon River 3D | Carmacks to Minto

Activity:Canoeing Activity:Fishing Activity:Wildlife Viewing Activity:Sightseeing Activity:Camping Tour Duration: 3 days  |  Tour Price: CAD 1,350.00/person Convert Currency  |  Tour Season: Jun 1 - Oct 15

This 3-days canoe trip on the Yukon River from Carmacks to Minto is great fun for beginner paddlers and experienced adventurers alike.
From Whitehorse we drive to Carmacks, an historic first-nation settlement. From here we’ll start our canoe tour on the magnificant Yukon River, where we’ll have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife on the river banks. The channel through the Five Finger Rapids is easy to maneuver and with great excitement we’ll continue on the calm stream which many stampeders used
to traveled to the Klondike Gold Fields in the late 1800’s. In the evenings we’ll enjoy relaxing camps along the shores of the river.

Itinerary

Day 1: Whitehorse - Yukon River
Pickup in Whitehorse and transfer to Carmacks via the Klondike Highway. After safety instructions and preparation of our gear we’ll depart on the Yukon River. Overnight camping near Five Finger Coal Mine.
Day 2: Yukon River
Today we encounter the famous Five Finger Rapids. One of only 2 real rapids on the entire Yukon River system, Five Finger is in reality 4 large boulders in the river, creating some standing waves. A good test, on your second day, but the guide will review the important info prior to going through the rapids. As we pass through the rapids the valley widens and the river begins to flatten out. We’ll pass by several large bluffs as the river meanders its way in a north-westerly direction. Black bears, particularly in the early part of summer, are easy to spot as they dig for roots and forage for new growth on exposed south facing slopes. Overnight camping near Big Horn Crossing.
Day 3: Yukon River - Whitehorse
Today we’ll reach Minto, once one of the most important dog (chum) salmon fish camps for the Selkirk people. From here we’ll return back Whitehorse. End of program.

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Details

Tour Duration
3 days

Start Time (Summer)
09:00

Pickup Location
Westmark Whitehorse

Tour Price
CAD 1,350.00

Accommodation
Double Tent
Single Tent (+CAD 100.00)

Child Discount Information
14-17 years (-CAD 337.50)

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size
3 - 12 participants per tour

Included
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Canoe for two people incl. 3 paddles, 2 life jackets, bailer and sponge
  • Camping equipment incl. pots, pans, dishes and cutlery
  • Overland transportation
  • 2 person tents (2 nights)
  • All meals on canoe trip
  • Emergency equipment including First Aid kit, satellite communications.

Not Included
  • Fishing license
  • Personal extras (ie. sleeping bag, sleeping mat)
  • Pre/Post-Hotel Accommodation (please inquire about available rates)
  • Gratuity

Notes
Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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