Yukon River | The Classic Canoe trip

Holiday Duration: 19 Nights

Overview

Overview

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following an historic trail. Special canoeing skills are not required.

The expedition travels over 700 kms on the mighty Yukon river, passing many relics of the historic gold rush of 1898 and exploring several abandoned settlements. Camps are set up on the gravel and sand banks of the river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are often seen in the Yukon valley, as are moose, bald eagles, beavers and grizzly bears. The only major interruption to the river’s smooth journey is the Five Finger Rapids, once a problem for the large paddle wheelers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers you find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. You stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush.

NB: This trip can be split in half if you do not have time for the whole thing.

Departures are from beginning of June to end of August. Ask us for dates and a quotation.

Trip Information

Trip Information

Maximum 12 participants per date

Included for 19 day trip:

  • Canoes and camping equipment
  • Overland transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
  • 2 person tent for 15 nights
  • All meals on canoe trip
  • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse
  • Historic tour in Dawson City
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip

Girls Only!

Girls Only!

Ask us for details of the 12-day canoe trip on the Yukon River which is for women only, led by an expert female guide.

"The journey you picked out was super."

Many thanks for another fantastic holiday. Firstly the wedding of our youngest son in Vancouver was a great day for us all. Everything went well and was very enjoyable. Thanks again for selecting a well balanced holiday. The car Jeep Grant Cherokee was only a week old and took all our luggage. The journey you picked out was super. Summit Lodge in Whistler was excellent. The guest house by the lake in Clearwater was one of the best we have ever stayed. Sandie and John were excellent hosts. The rooms and breakfast were fantastic. Wells Grey Provincial Park, is a real gem with fantastic waterfalls and great walks. Jasper was unfortunately a bit damp, but we managed to go on the sky tram after the rain and got some great views. On the way to emerald lake we went on the Brewsters Glacier tour which we all enjoyed. Emerald Lake lodge with the lake view was excellent. I think the views were better than Lake Louise!

Thanks again and look forward in using you again.

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Itinerary (19 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Whitehorse, via Vancouver (where a stopover is recommended), and on...

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Days 2-8

Whitehorse to Yukon River

Today start this exciting canoe tour in Whitehorse and head down the Yukon River. You will...

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Day 8

Yukon River to Carmacks

Carmack is a modern town and this will be last time your route will contact the highway...

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Days 9-17

Carmacks to Yukon River

Head through the Five Finger and Rink Rapids. These are the only real rapids on the...

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Days 17-18

Yukon River to Dawson City

Arrive in Dawson City, the historic gold town and home of many old legends. A...

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Day 19

The van will take you back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. 1 night in...

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Day 20

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK or to explore more...

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