This trip is designed for people who would like to spend time fishing with an experienced Yukon angling guide while exploring the beautiful Yukon River on a four day canoe trip. Start off spending a full day fishing for Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike while cruising the crystal clear waters of historic Lake Laberge by motor boat. Whether a novice fisherman or an experienced angler, there is plenty to learn as our guide shares their local northern knowledge with you during this unique trip. The following three days offers you the chance to hone your newly acquired fishing skills while canoeing the pristine Yukon River. Floating past many relics of the famous Klondike Gold Rush, your river guide will lead you to the nicest campsites and ensure that you make the most of your short escape into the incredible Yukon wilderness.
Yukon River Trip Details
|Duration:||4 days / 3 nights|
|Distance:||250 Kilometres (155 Miles)|
|Difficulty:||Suitable for all levels of paddler/ no fishing skills required|
|Tour Dates:||every Monday and/or upon request|
|Price:||$975.00 per person + 5% GST|
|Additional Cost:||Single room/tent $50.00 per person + 5% GST.|
|Group Size:||Minimum 4 + Guide
Maximum 10 + Guide
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Up North Adventure’s shuttle will pick you up at your downtown hotel and bring you to our outfitter base. Meet your fellow trip participants and let your river guide brief you on the next four days. After a gear check to make sure you have everything you need on the river, your adventure starts and we depart for Lake Laberge. All canoes and gear will be loaded onto the motor boat and you have all day to enhance your fishing skills with an expert. At the end of the day, the motor boat will drop you and your river guide off at your first campsite. Enjoy your fresh grilled catch of the day for dinner and a roaring campfire keeps you company on your first night out in the Yukon wilderness.
For the next 3 days, the ever changeing landscape of the Yukon River will cast a spell on you as you canoe down this mighty waterway. Stop at historic landmarks such as Hootalinqua, Shipyard Island and Big Salmon Village, where your guide will take you back in time to the Gold Rush Days, when the river was the highway for thousands of stampeders to get to the gold fields. Your chances of seeing wildlife such as moose, bald eagle, marten and beaver are excellent and you might even spot a bear wandering along the shore.
Your river guide will be pleased to introduce you to basic paddling skills or review your technique so that you feel safe and comfortable doing one of Canada’s most popular outdoor sports.
After a hearty breakfast, you will break camp and hit the water for the last leg of your river adventure. Past endless forests of spruce and pine, we continue on as the river winds its way towards Little Salmon Village, our take out point. The Up North Adventure shuttle will pick you up after lunch. The scenic drive back via the Campbell and Klondike Highway will give you the opportunity to reflect on the past few days and to catch glimpses of the river you just paddled.
We will arrive in Whitehorse in the early afternoon – in time to pick up your RV or to get ready for your next adventure.
Due to the expeditionary nature of this program, changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. All attempts will be made to complete the trip within the outlined timeline.