Less Explored Yukon

Frances Lake and Southeast Yukon Rivers

Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge & Tours

Seldom-paddled lakes and rivers in pristine Southeast Yukon.


Experience the diverse and largely untouched wilderness of Southeast Yukon on a guided canoe or hiking trip with us. Unique multi-day excursions will take you to remote lakes, down unknown rivers, along mystic trails and into untrodden mountain areas. We are very familiar with the land and waterways of the area, and will gladly share our knowledge of nature and history with you.

Our most frequent river trip leads down the Yusezyu River, the main tributary of Frances Lake West Arm. After a spectacular float plane flight to McPherson Lake, we'll enjoy this beautiful mountain lake for a while before heading down the lovely yet exciting river back to the comforts of the lodge.

In the scenic setting of Frances Lake East Arm we offer a guided (or self-guided) paddling adventure for novice paddlers or families. Camp on a remote sandy bay and communing with nature for a few days, an experience that will touch your soul!

Alternatively, as a custom-tailored special tour, we can organize various other river trips in Southeast Yukon, for example the Liard River, Nisutlin River or the Pelly River.

On our tours, we will be travelling in small groups of like-minded people (max. 7 guests), and we'll have plenty of time to experience the many pleasures of the region. We will sleep in tents, cook over an open fire and experience sun, wind and weather first-hand. There is always a chance of rewarding animal encounters, as the tour passes by pristine lakes, rivers and mountains day after day. It's the sort of a journey that will become an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.


  • Rarely visited area
  • Pristine wilderness
  • Nomadic lifestyle in harmony with nature
  • Canoeing, fishing, hiking, animal observation, photography, relaxation
  • Enjoy a few relaxing days at the lodge before and after the trip


1–2 Weeks
from $1,500