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Yukon Experience: McQuesten River

Trip Overview

$1,712.00 /person

This little-known nugget, just west of Dawson’s famous gold fields and the North Klondike Highway, is a genuine hidden treasure. The McQuesten River is perfect for ambitious beginners who’d like to learn to paddle on a faster, smaller wilderness river. There are no real rapids, but tight bends and sweepers keep things interesting. Rarely visited by paddlers, the McQuesten offers excellent fishing, particularly for arctic grayling, with a good chance of sighting moose, wolves, and bears. We’ll spend five days here, leaving plenty of time for fishing and exploring the hills back-eddies. A day in Dawson City caps off the tour. Explore the legacy of the famous Klondike Gold Rush and live it up in this lively relic of frontier times.

  • Departure Months: July, August
  • Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Services Available:
    • Guided
    • Route Planning
    • Shuttle
    • Gear Rental
    • Meals
  • Accommodations:
    • Camping
  • Group Rates: No

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