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Yukon River Tour - Part 1

Whitehorse to Carmacks - canoe away from civilization!
Whitehorse to Carmacks, 320 km / 11 days

We follow the historic footprints of the gold seekers and adventures of once and start our canoe trip on the mighty Yukon River in Whitehorse. Away from civilization and in the midst of the wilderness, we follow the old routes of the big Klondike gold rush. From Whitehorse to Carmacks, past abandoned settlements, trapper cabins and old paddle wheelers we enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Yukon. Again and again, we come across remains from the past.

Some of our camps are located at historic sites, for example Lower Laberge, Hootalinqua at the confluence of the Teslin River or Big Salmon Village. A trip to the streamer “SS Evelyn” at Shipyard Island and panning for gold at “Cyr’s gold dredge” puts us back into the gold rush era. With some luck, we will be able to observe bald eagles, beavers, moose and possibly black and grizzly bears at close range.

After passing a few trapper cabins, we arrive at Carmacks, a small village on the Klondike Highway, the end point of our canoe trip.

Day 1:
Your guide will greet you at the Whitehorse Airport and transfer you to your hotel. After the check-in we will meet for a tour briefing and discuss your trip details and answer all of your questions.

Day 2 to 10:
We start our canoe trip on the Yukon River in Whitehorse. After a few kilometers we leave the civilization behind us and for the first time we enjoy nature in its seclusion. We build our first wilderness camp just before Lake Laberge. The following day, the Yukon River stretches into Lake Laberge.

At the end of the Lake the story of the gold rush catch up to us. Abandoned settlements are witnesses of the time when the first gold seekers traveled the River. Old Mounties- and telegraph stations, trading posts and supply stations, remains of old paddle wheelers and sluice boxes are our company on this trip. Some of our camps are located close to these historic sites and we have lots of time to explore.

After passing a few trapper cabins we reach Carmacks, a small community on the Klondike Highway is where your canoe tour finishes off. In the afternoon we drive back down the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Arriving in Whitehorse we check in for the last night in our hotel.

Day 11:
Transfer from your hotel to the Whitehorse Airport and say “good bye”.

Services included in price:

  • Whitehorse Airport shuttle
  • 11 days tour from/to Whitehorse
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided tour in small groups from 2 to 12 people
  • All overnight fees (2 x hotel, 8 x camping in tents)
  • Overnight stays in two people Dome Tent incl. Therm-A-Rest mats
  • 9 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River
  • Canoe for two people incl. 3 paddles, 2 life jackets, bailer and sponge
  • All meals during the canoe tour
  • All transportations
  • Emergency equipment including Satellite communication

Not Included:

  • Air fare to/from Whitehorse
  • All hotel meals and during the transportation
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Sleeping bag
  • Fishing License
  • Travel and cancellation Insurance
Dates: Price: Availability:
31.05.2022 to 10.06.2022 $2,150 CAD  
28.06.2022 to 08.07.2022 $2,150 CAD  
26.07.2022 to 05.08.2022 $2,150 CAD guaranteed
23.08.2022 to 02.09.2022 $2,150 CAD  

Single room supplement: $160.00 CAD
Single tent supplement: $120.00 CAD

All prices are in Canadian dollars plus 5% GST.