Day Trips > Yukon River Voyageur Canoe Day Trip
June through Mid-September by appointment
|Length:||30 km ( approximately 7 hours, including a meal break)|
3 clients: $215 + 5% GST per person
4 - 6 clients: $195 + 5 % GST per person
7 - 9 clients: $185 + 5 % GST per person
maximum group size: 9 clients
|Skill Level:||Beginner (appropriate for all ages)|
This day-trip is a a perfect experience for someone who would like a taste of the Yukon's great outdoors. No previous canoeing experience is required. Our large and stable 25-foot Voyageur Canoe is perfect for people of all ages and abilities.
Yukon River Voyageur Canoe Day Trip
We will pick you up from a convenient location in the Whitehorse area and transport you 30 minutes southeast of Whitehorse, to the Yukon River. Here we will launch or 28 foot voyageur canoe. After brief instructions on how to paddle effectively as a team, and ensuring that everyone has a properly fitted personal flotation devices, we will load into our canoe and set adrift on the river. As we paddle northwest the Yukon River affords us views of approaching Grey Mountain, which overlooks Whitehorse. Large cliffs of sand and clay line the river as it cuts a swath through the scenic valley. The water is crystal clear and you can mark our swift progress against the bottom of the river. Our large canoe affords ample opportunity to put down your paddle and take pictures. The river will do most of the work. Part way through the paddle we will stop for a rest and a wilderness meal. Homemade sandwiches with local Yukon ingredients, fresh fruits and vegetables and dips, juices, sweet treats and hot drinks await us as we relax and soak in the ambience of the river. After a satisfying lunch we will be back on the River. Soon we will enter Miles Canyon and the walls of rock will close in on us as the river becomes deeper, much narrower, and fast. We will zip through the canyon, and arrive at Schwatka Lake with views of Grey Mountain. After a short paddle across the lake our journey comes to a completion. Transportation will be provided back to your accommodation in the Whitehorse area.
If you wish, this package can be upgraded to a full gourmet outdoor barbecue cook-out:
Yukon Fire-Roasted Barbecue Additional Charge: $25/person + 5% GST or $20/person + 5% GST (vegetarian) or $8/child + GST (12 years and under)
Yukon Campfire Cookout Menu: (Organic and Local Yukon Options included)
• Smoked Alaskan Salmon, and grilled vegetable appetizers
• Choice of locally raised Arctic Charr or Yukon-raised Elk cooked over the Fire
• Pan Roasted Yukon Vegetables (Yukon Gold Potatoes or Honey Glazed Carrots)
• Mediterranean Tofu and Three-Beans Salad
• Mixed Greens Salad with Yukon Birch Syrup Vinaigrette, Yukon-made feta cheese and cranberries
• Yukon Wild berry Crumble, made with local Yukon Berries
• Fair Trade locally roasted coffee or locally produced wild herbal tea
• A complimentary Yukon Gold Beer (local micro-brewery) or glass of wine
Please Note: The cookout upgrade usually adds about an hour to the time that we spend on the excursion. The cookout options also requires group participation as it is quite an undertaking preparing such an awesome meal in the outdoors. Our guides are excellent wilderness chefs, but a few extra helpful-hands make all the difference. You can usually get your guide to recant a few tales of life in the Yukon as they whip up a wilderness feast.