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Whitehorse Area

Half-Day and Full-Day Paddling Trip

Up North Adventures

Limited time? Join us for a self-guided or guided half-day or full-day paddle on the famous Yukon River.

Overview

Get a taste of the Yukon and experience the mighty Yukon River on a paddling trip. Choose from different options and explore the most important waterway of the Klondike Gold Rush. Already have some paddling experience and want to explore at your own pace? Go on one of our self-guided tours. Interested in the history of the Yukon and its importance during the gold rush? Then our guided options are for you. Learn about our wildlife and the river's history and tick the mighty Yukon off your bucket list!

Highlights

  • Guided and self-guided options available
  • Choose from tandem canoes and touring kayaks
  • 4-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour options available

Details

Duration
4–8 Hours
Level
Moderate
Dates
May–September
Price
$70–$290

Operator testimonials

GREAT COMMUNICATION BEFORE AND DURING OUR TRIP

Janelle

My boyfriend and I went on a eight-day canoe trip from Carmacks to Dawson. This is the company I would recommend again and again. They were friendly, answered questions quickly via email. We were transported to Carmacks by them. I feel awful I forget the woman's name who drove us but she was extremely friendly and informative of the area and potential wildlife we may see. The experience itself was grand. I stand by that this is the best way to see the Yukon. The company has all the supplies to rent or bring your own.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CANADIAN TRIP

Sunny

Cannot recommend enough. I had the pleasure of going on a half day snowmobile tour with Kieran as my guide. I'd never ridden anything like a snowmobile before, but Kieran's instruction got me confident really quickly. Snowmobiles are actually pretty simple to ride, and they're lots of fun. Warm gear is provided, and the machines have heated grips so the cold isn't a problem at all. The tour took us through backcountry, across a frozen lake, and up a mountain, with much more variety than I expected. Kieran is passionate about the outdoors and it shows, sometimes he would stop to point out animal tracks, or explain landmarks along the way. We were lucky to come across four wild moose on the one trip, which I understand is really rare. The area is beautiful, and we stopped to have lunch halfway through the tour. This was one of the highlights of my Canadian trip, and something I won't forget!

SO MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

A great place to start your adventure. Whether you are inexperienced and need a guide or you are experienced and want to go alone, Up North has the package for you. I often do the canoe rental from downtown to Takhini River. A great paddle at a great rate. Bring a lunch and some snacks as you relax winding your way down the famous Yukon River. Then have one of Up North's friendly staff members pick you up and bring you back.