Yukon Territory

Canoeing the Yukon: Pristine Nature and Gold Rush History

Explore the Yukon River by canoe, learning about Gold Rush history, exploring historic sites and enjoying exceptional fishing in pristine nature on this 200-mile journey.
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Program No. 20537RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Tackle the legendary Yukon River by canoe, paddling more than 200 miles over eight days as you explore the vast hinterlands of this region. Pitch camp at a new take-out site daily and commune with nature as you prepare and eat your meals outdoors.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Paddling from 15-35 miles a day (6-8 hours). Pitch camp, fix meals. Flat Class 1 river. No technical skills are required, but this is a physically strenuous and demanding program. You will be expected to paddle with the group while on the Yukon River.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Canoe on the mighty Yukon River from Minto, near historic Fort Selkirk to Dawson City in the heart of Gold Rush territory.
  • Marvel as you are carried along on the rapid current of the Yukon at 5 mph before you even start paddling!
  • Tales of Jack London and Robert Service and the Klondike's raucous Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino await you in Dawson City!

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Please note that single participants will be provided a canoe partner. In addition, traveling partners that are both novice canoers can be paired with more experienced canoers if they're not comfortable together. For groups under 8 people, the group will have one river guide, unless otherwise stipulated in program materials; while for groups of 8 people and more, the group will have at least two guides.
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