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 just wanted to mention how much I enjoyed my trip. It was so well organised and hassle free.

Ashlee Burn

The organization of this trip was exceptional, not only were the activities well planned so you got an experience of everything but there no hassles or worries about anything.

Ash B

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

Cindy DeCarlo

Many many thanks for making this experience so memorable for my husband and I. Also we want to come back to Whitehorse in the future...

Christina Walford

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

Ayako Tatsumi

The overall tour was excellent. Good guides, well educated and pleasant.

Keith Topolski

Very well organised tour which was absolutely amazing.

Suzanne G

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

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

Kazuhiro Fujita

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

Juan Kaly

We have a few friends interested in going to Yukon, we had a good time with the guide, he was really nice!

Thomas Duffy

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

Samar Fargal

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

Hitomi YUASA

The location was absolutely beautiful and they had a very cozy warming hut. The young lady that was our guide was very helpful.

Laura U

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.