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Yukon River Watershed

Yukon River – The Classic (Canadian Signature Experience)

Ruby Range Adventure

Paddle the length of this iconic river, or just a part of it. This is our most popular tour, and for good reason.

Overview

Travel the length of the Yukon's most iconic river in a classic tandem canoe, retracing the route the thousands of gold- and adventure-seekers who rushed to the Klondike in the famous spring of 1898. With a small group and experienced guide, you will paddle all of the 730 kilometres between Whitehorse and Dawson City, travelling more than two weeks through a wilderness of Yukon proportions.

Apart from a one-day layover to re-supply at the town of Carmacks, we will be camping on gravel bars and forest clearings along the river, sharing campfires and hot meals in our well-equipped wilderness camps. Our expedition visits historic ghost towns at Hootalinqua, Big Salmon, and Fort Selkirk, where members of the Selkirk First Nation generously share some of their knowledge and stories of the land. Our final destination is Dawson City, where a hotel room and two days of fun in the gold rush capital are waiting.

Prior experience paddling open Canadian canoes is not required.

Highlights

  • Wilderness camping
  • Expedition-style canoeing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Expert guides and instruction
  • Fishing
  • Visit historic sites and ghost towns
  • Includes hotel accommodation in Whitehorse and Dawson City
  • Food, canoe and camping equipment provided

Details

Duration
8–20 Days
Level
Moderate
Dates
June–September
Price
$1,570–$3,135 per person

Operator testimonials

SAFETY AND FUN TOP PRIORITIES

Jennifer A.

Such a great Yukon adventure we went on!!! The guides Benny, Simon and Jonas were AWESOME!!! Taking great care of us, with safety and fun the top priorities. Highly recommended, and can’t wait to go again – Thanks!

FILLED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS

Michal O.

Yukon and Alaska tour with Ruby Range Adventure was one of my best experiences ever. Professional organization, friendly and willing tour guide who was knowledgeable about the history of the places and cities we visited. The trip filled all of my expectations plus we were a good group having fun and a good time on the way. If I went to Alaska and the Yukon again, I would choose Ruby Range Advanture again, for sure. I can really recommend this company.