Yukon Territories
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.
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 up to 25 miles a day (6-8 hours). Pitch camp, fix meals. Flat Class 1 river. No technical skills are required (prior canoeing experience not needed), but this is a physically strenuous and demanding program.
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.
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Benoit Labranche
Some will think of him as a fun little friend to have, others will see him as a small hobbit always ready for adventure. One thing is for sure, Benny Labranche is a good leader to have on an expedition. In addition to his passion for the great outdoors, many travels in Canada and around the world led him to become an adventure excursion leader. From canoeing to trekking to dogsledding, without forgetting skiing and kayaking, Benny will want to do them all but he will be particularly passionate and skillful in whitewater environment.
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