Expedition
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Season: Jul 15 to Oct 15
  • Price: CAD 1,419.00
  • Activity: Canoeing, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, History, Camping

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Tour Duration :
3 days

Pickup Location :
Westmark Whitehorse

Tour Price :
CAD 1,419.00

Child Discount :
13 - 17 years (0% off regular adult rate.)
Double Tent/person :
Included in tour price
Single Tent/person :
+CAD 100.00

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (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 persons tent (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.

Every person we encountered with arctic adventures was absolutely amazing.

Meredith D

Had an AMAZING evening with Aki, got some amazing photos and told Canadian poetry around the fire while roasting marshmallows.

India E

Keigo was fantastic and so patient to teach me how to use my camera...

Earl K

The attention paid to each and every tour guest that evening, was exceptional. It was like being invited to a family function where laughs and good times were had by all! The lights were an added bonus!

Dale & David C

Absolutely excellent hospitality excellent organization friendly hosts brilliant exposure to nature and a once in a lifetime experience viewing the northern lights in Yukon.

SrikumarG

Thank you for the wonderful time we had on your tour.

Miyamae

I really thank you for taking good care of us during our stay in Whitehorse. I visited there with my mom and enjoyed great nature with southern lights and snow shoeing guided by Himeno san.

Aiko Sampei

The lights were incredible! Thank you for a memorable visit to Whitehorse!

Cindy DeCarlo

I am thinking of paddling the river with a canoe in August and September. I fell in love with Whitehorse.

Ayako Tatsumi

It was amazing to see the city, beautiful scenery and Aurora in my own eyes, and I really enjoyed it.

Kazuhiro Fujita

I enjoyed Whitehorse very much. Thank you for your all arrangement of my trip.

Miki Maebara

I went to Sweden 8 years ago, but I could not see aurora then and I have always wanted to see the beautiful aurora someday.

Yuriko Sakano

Your friendly smiles made us feel perfectly relieved, so we were relaxed and had a good time like we were with our close friends. We really enjoyed hearing about your life in Yukon―a lot of amazing stories!

Shimizu Takeshi & Emi

Just awesome, everything was great, the guides are so well informed and always in a good mood.

Enrique Becerra

It was the experience of a lifetime! Very well organized trips and very warm, hospitable people.

Archana Shejwalkar