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Yukon River Watershed

Teslin and Yukon Rivers

Taiga Journeys

Follow the historic route of the Klondike gold seekers. It's an easy paddle with great scenery.

Overview

Day 1: Individual arrival in Whitehorse and meeting with your guide for a trip briefing. We will help you to organize any missing items to make this a trip of a lifetime.  Accommodation in downtown hotel.

Day 2: The tour starts with a short drive to Johnson's Crossing. Here we will put our canoes in the water and the adventure begins. After a few hours on the river we will pitch our tents for the first camping night. There are only a few established campsites and we are basically free to tent whereever we want to call home for a night! Together we cook our meal on the wood fire.

Day 3 to 8: The beginning of the Teslin River has little current which helps us getting used to handling our loaded canoes. Later the current picks up speed. Chances are good we'll encounter wildlife such as bear, wolf, moose and eagle. Beautiful mountain views surround us as we paddle down the river. Camping in tents and eating by the campfire while under the midnight sun provides a truly unique wilderness experience. On our fourth day on the water, the Teslin River merges with the Yukon River. Here we visit the abandoned telegraph post of Hootalinqua. Now it's time to say goodbye to our fellow travellers that have opted to join only for the first part of the trip. Further down the river we will have time to explore more relics from times past like an ancient First Nation camp and a shipyard where paddlewheelers were put to rest. Our relaxed schedule leaves us enough time to explore, take pictures, study plants and wildlife, catch fresh fish for supper and enjoy camp life.

Day 9: The last few hours of paddling on the Yukon River will allow time to transition into going back to civilization. In Little Salmon Village we will be picked up for the three-hour drive back to Whitehorse. We bring you to your hotel where you will enjoy a refreshing shower.

Day 10: We can bring you to the airport or you can continue on, according to your own schedule.

 

*Fly-out Option (7 days)

Same starting date. However on Day 6 participants will be picked up by float plane in Hootalingua and flown back to Whitehorse.

Highlights

  • Experienced, long-time professional guide
  • Natural, First Nations and early settlers history
  • Experience a truly wild environment
  • We will take you to places you always have dreamed about
  • Small groups ensure a low ratio of guides to guests
  • Unique one-of-a-kind experience
  • Taiga Journeys always has room for a customized adventure

Details

Duration
7–10 Days
Level
Light
Dates
June–July
Price
from $2,010 per person