YUKON RIVER CANOE TRIPS
The Yukon River is the tenth longest river in the world and the fourth longest in North America. Among its 3200 km, the river is 35% Canadian. It takes its source in a chain of lakes located near the border of British Columbia and Alaska, only 25km near the Pacific Ocean. It is then joined by tributaries coming from Moun St-Elia, Coast, Cassiar, Pelly, Olgivie and Selwyn. It flows northwest for 1.140km, from the boreal forest in Yukon to the border of Alaska. It then flows west for 2060 km and crosses the entire Alaska before ending up in the Bering sea.
13 days trip including 10 days canoeing.
Ideal to combine canoeing, exploration and historical sites
A time travel in the Canadian far North
A trip in which you will meet mooses, bears, lynxes and birds
A visit of Dawson City
Two nights in a spacious lodge and one night in a saloon.
The discovery of camp's lifestyle
The observation of northern lights
THE TRIP'S SPIRIT
Who has never dreamt of sailing on the famous river, this 3185 km giant stretches from British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska and ends up into the Pacific Ocean. During the Klondike Gold Rush, in 1898, nearly 30.000 miners and 7.000 boats followed this road. The river was a door in an unwelcoming region, opened to gold prospectors travelling between Whitehorse and Dawson.
This is the road we will follow, it goes towards north for 700 km, through abandoned villages such as Selkirk, Big Hoottalingua and Salmon. The Yukon river which means "great river" in Gwitch'in is the navigation route you will follow for this expedition in a total autonomy.
DAY AFTER DAY
Day 1: Flight from Paris to Whitehorse, transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Transfer to the river at Carmacks
Day 2 to 11: Canoeing on the Yukon river
Day 11: Arrival at Dawson, transfer to the hotel
Day 12: Transfer to Whitehorse
Day 13 : Transfert to the airport
Number of days of activities
13 days including 10 days canoeing (2 persons per canoe).
A few hikes (from 1 to 2 hours)
Build a camping tent by the river each night
5 to 7 participants per guide
An active participation is required on the camps.
Characteristics of the trip
River: 400 km which corresponds to 40 km canoeing per day.
3-4 hours of navigation per day (class 1, easy).
Loop circuit: go by canoe and return by bus.
Opened to beginners
Day 1: hotel in town
Day 2-11: In camps (under tents) and in trapper's cabins.
Day 12 & 13: Back to the hotel in town
In the chalet: full board, except alcohol.
Field: Hot breakfast, hot lunch and hot dinner.
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks
French speaking guide or French guide qualified in mountain and river.
All our guides are equipped with a satellite phone, a GPS and updated maps.
Therefore, you will always be connected to the closest first-aid.
You have the possibility to add a float plane ride to you trip: it costs an extra $175 per person and lasts 40 mn.
Your itinerary: Paris/Franckfurt/Whitehorse: Condor airlines and Edelweiss Airlines or, Paris/Vancouver/Whitehorse: Air Canada and Air Transat