Yukon River Canoe / Lake Laberge to Dawson City

From AUD 3,140.00
Trip Length 20 Trip Code NA - RR - 8
Tour Group 2 - 11 Age Range 10 - 50+

Yukon River Canoe / Lake Laberge to Dawson City: Tour Information

This classic Canadian canoe trip along the Yukon river from Whitehorse to Dawson City is specially tailored for travellers to Canada who like to explore far away from the main tourist routes, following the trail of Canadian history. Special canoeing skills are not required.

The Canoe tour starts in Whitehorse Canada on the Yukon River with your compass needle set to north, along the way we canoe past many relicts of Canada's historic gold rush of 1898. The canoe expedition travels over 700 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Each night Camps are set up on the banks of the Yukon river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the river.

Black bears viewing is quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our travellers. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammals. Moose are also numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the riverbanks. Beavers are also busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. The only major interruption to the rivers smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. Around the campfire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travellers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers we find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. We stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse, meeting of group members. Overnight in Hotel. Moose-Viewing on the Yukon River Moose-Viewing on the Yukon River

Day 2 - 16: Whitehorse / Yukon River Start of this exciting canoe tour in Whitehorse down the Yukon River. We are spending 16 days on this mighty river, traveling over 700 kilometres and exploring the vast hinterlands of the Yukon.

Day 17 & 18: Dawson City We arrive in Dawson City, the historic gold town and home of many old legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins, the theatre and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling hall are on the program. A highlight is the drive into Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where e visit an active gold mine. Two hotel overnights in Dawson City.

Day 19: Dawson City - Whitehorse Via Klondike Highway the van takes us back to Whitehorse, where we overnight again in a hotel.

Day 20: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Yukon River Canoe | Lake Laberge to Dawson City

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse
Arrival in Whitehorse and meeting of group members. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2 - 16: Whitehorse / Yukon River

Start of this exciting canoe tour in Whitehorse down the Yukon River. We are spending 16 days on this mighty river, travelling over 700 kilometres and exploring the vast hinterlands of the Yukon.

Day 17 & 18: Dawson City

We arrive in Dawson City, the historic gold town and home of many old legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins, the theatre and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling hall are on the program. A highlight is the drive into Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where e visit an active gold mine. Two hotel overnights in Dawson City.

Day 19: Dawson City - Whitehorse
Via Klondike Highway the van takes us back to Whitehorse, where we overnight again in a hotel.

Day 20: Departure Whitehorse

Transfer to airport or connecting program.

(As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.)

Contact us for group or further departure dates. Single Tour Sup: Can-$ + 5% GST - incl. single tent

Local Tour Payments (LTP) or a Kitty payment, if stated is paid direct to your tour leader / crew on day 1.

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