Expedition
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Season: Aug 15 to Sep 30
  • 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.

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

Thanks for all. I had a great time in Yukon.

Samar Fargal

... I visited Whitehorse in March to see The Northern Lights. Thanks again for an incredible time.

John Sanger

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

Archana Shejwalkar

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

Thank you for taking good care of us on our Aurora viewing tour. Thanks to your advice, we were able to take nice photos!

Yoshimi Jimbo

Amaizing experience We passed a uniqye adventure a happyness with all wild life..

Juan Kaly

I had spend very good time in Whitehorse to meet you and your staff.

Hitomi YUASA

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

The whole organisation was really good and the people were soo nice and they try their best to give you unforgettable moments... I can only say good things about it...

Steffen

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

Ayako Tatsumi

This a Must trip if the Northern Lights are on your bucket list!

Donna C

We had the most amazing trip ... . Absolutely well organized. Weather was on our side and Reinhard is such a skilled driver and his wildlife spotting skills are phenominal.

Naseera Koya

Aurora viewing was spectacular, there really aren't enough words to describe it. Guides are super friendly and tour groups are small, which is great.

Gabriela

We have just completed the four tours that we booked with Arctic Range, all of which were awesome.

Tim Leaver