20537
Yukon Territory

Canoeing the Yukon: Pristine Nature and Gold Rush History

Explore the tranquil Yukon River by canoe, and learn about Gold Rush history, explore remote historic sites and enjoy exceptional fishing in pristine nature on this 200-mile journey.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20537RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
2,499

At a Glance

Breathe in the fresh, clean air of the Yukon wilderness as you glide along the legendary Yukon River by canoe. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of these remote landscapes while learning about its natural wonders and gold rush history. As you and your fellow adventurers paddle more than 200 miles and camp under the Milky Way, experience nature in its purest form and observe the incredible wildlife that calls this remote wilderness home.
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

This program is part of our “Off the Map” series, exploring truly remote areas of Canada as a way to connect with local culture and landscapes, and disconnect with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Our goal is to bring you to places that have limited access to Wi-Fi, cell service and other technology so you can enjoy authentic learning experiences without modern distractions. 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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