LIARD RIVER | fly-in canoe adventure

Nature Tours of Yukon

Fly-in to the Liard River to experience the impressive vistas, abundant wildlife and pristine mountain wilderness.


Fly by float plane to the headwaters of the Liard River. The flight is the first of many highlights on this trip, and offers incredible views of Yukon’s vast wilderness with its lakes, rivers and mountain ranges. Before we set out, we make camp at Caribou Lake, where you have time to practice your paddling strokes, explore the small lakes, fish, and hike. Enjoy the silence of this remote wilderness.

This river is seldom travelled and therefore your chances of seeing wildlife are very good.
Look for moose, grizzly and black bear, wolf, Dall’s sheep and eagles. We'll climb a mountain to enjoy the unsurpassed views taking in the whole Liard River valley with vistas in every direction. You will learn about wilderness camping and travel with minimal impact on nature (-leave no trace- hiking/camping).On the July tour, you'll enjoy brilliant Yukon wildflowers and the magic of the midnight sun.

A spectacular 1 hour flight by float plane, crystal-clear water, great fishing and ample wildlife and make this trip very special.  Join Nature Tours of Yukon for an adventure of a lifetime!


  • 1 Hour fly-in by float plane.
  • 10 Days of wilderness canoeing
  • Excellent fishing.
  • Wildlife observation.
  • Close-up experience of the magnificent wilderness of Yukon’s backcountry.
  • -Leave No Trace- Expedition: Take only photos - leave nothing but footprints.
  • Experienced and licensed wilderness & canoeing guide.
  • Excellent multi-course meals.
  • Prime canoeing adventure.
  • Bucket list item.


12 days
July - August
$5,775 + gst

Operator testimonials


Sarah, Chris, Carole and Shaheen

We wanted to send a note regarding our guide Derek. He was such a joy! We actually all really missed him when we had to say goodbye to him, I think it was harder on us than it was on him, haha. He was very informative, very kind, sweet, laid back and just overall a great person. We joked about how we wish we could adopt him into our family. In terms of our tour, the views of the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle were my favourite. The mountains, the landscape was just unreal. I've never seen anything like it. Eagle Plains and Dawson City were so INTERESTING to me! Unfortunately we didn't get to see the northern lights as it was very cloudy but I guess we'll just have to come back sometime. Thank you again all for all your help! All the best.


Hilde and Klaus with Tina

The holiday is over. What remains are beautiful memories. Our Tina was there for the first time in the winter – she too was so facinated. I think we've really infected her with the Canada Winter virus. The only downer: unfortunately we could not experience the finish of Allen Moore – at the time we were already over the Coast Mountain of BC. But Robert drove us the day before departure to Carmacks so we could experience Allen Moore's arrival at the checkpoint. That was really great; I filmed him on his ride over the frozen Yukon River. That was much more interesting than the arrival at the checkpoint. We would like to thank you very much. Nature Tours of Yukon is really a lucky draw in an ever-widening pot of sellers. In a possible rating of five stars, we give you six. In a nutshell, we will definitely recommend you. Greetings. Until we meet again.


Dr. Steve (Scotty, Vince and Logan)

I am back at work at the hospital and have more heart surgeries lined up than I can count. I look back on our recent experience and find solace. I am so appreciative of your work and service. I can't say enough great things about Robert, our guide ... please say hello for me.  I am looking towards next summer. Do you have other backpack trips the Bailey Clan can tackle? We would want Robert and our only request would be smiles all around. Please talk to Joost and see what might work. Thank you again.