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Yukon River: The Classic (Lake Laberge to Dawson City)

Trip Overview

$2,388.00 /person

Travel the length of Yukon’s most iconic river in a classic tandem canoe, retracing the route the thousands of gold- and adventure-seekers who rushed to 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, you will be camping on gravel bars and forest clearings along the river, sharing campfires and hot meals in well-equipped wilderness camps. This 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. The final destination is Dawson City, where a hotel room and two days of fun in gold rush capital are waiting. Prior experience paddling open Canadian canoes is not required.

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

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