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.

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Natalie Mander

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

India E

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

Thomas Duffy

I flew to Whitehorse only for 1 night in the hope to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). It was a risk as they don't come out every night, but it paid off. At approx 3am the lights came out and it was spectacular.

Leese D

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

Keith Topolski

guides are knowledgeable and have different languages available

Tash

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Will and Audrey

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Tim Leaver

We enjoyed our Aurora viewing so much tonight that we’d like to go again.

Elise Shannon

We enjoyed the Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Spring tour and also we were very happy to see Aurora on our last night.

Ishikwawa

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

Kazuhiro Fujita

Had a great time even when the weather was not the best

Tash & Craig H

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

Miki Maebara

Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to see the Northern Lights.

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