Yukon canoe adventure, Canada

“An eight day guided, small group tour in Canada’s Yukon Territory, canoeing and camping along the way. Bring it on Yukon!”

Highlights

Whitehorse | Seven days canoeing the Yukon River | Lake Laberge | Hootalinqua outpost | Bear watching |Carmacks | Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation people

Description of Yukon canoe adventure, Canada

Travelling through Yukon by canoe along its eponymous river is one of the most stunning ways to immerse yourself in this heritage rich landscape. Cultural heritage abounds, as you will discover when you meet the aboriginal communities living here. Or when you learn about the famous Klondike Gold Rush that passed through here at the end of the 19th century. Many struggled with the weather conditions during that time, but on this trip, it is nature’s gold that you are seeking, and will be doing so in the safe hands of expert wilderness guides. And during the mild late spring and summer months.

Starting in Whitehorse, and paddling down the Yukon for seven days, wild camping along the way. you will be following in the canoe trails of the Northern and Southern Tutchone people, passing historic sites such as the Hootalinqua Outpost where trade between visiting aboriginal tribes was once prolific. Nowadays, this region is as remote and tourist free as you could hope for, with little but stunning wildlife keeping you company along the way. Look up for eagles, out for bears and down for otters along the way.

This company is a proud supporter of the American Hiking Society and also Leave No Trace, so this adventure into Yukon wilderness will respect all the codes and practices associated with conservation and sustainability. The tour ends in Carmacks, a small town founded by Klondike Goldrush protagonist George Carmack. It will feel like a metropolis after a week in wilderness, before heading back to Whitehorse by road where the trip comes to an end.

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28 May 2017
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Responsible tourism: Yukon canoe adventure, Canada

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

The Yukon Territory is frequent less by tourists to Canada and is an area of outstanding natural beauty – this tour takes you further into the less touristic areas which ultimately helps disperse money filtered into tourism more evenly. All rubbish used on this canoe trip is taken out and the majority of this tour is conducted by human energy as opposed to a vehicle.

Given the short tourism season in the Yukon Territory, we aim to provide as much money into the hands of local people, using only smaller locally based service providers.

On this tour you will encounter wildlife in their natural habitat. The guides are specially trained to instruct travellers on how to behave in a safe and considerate way so as not to disturb the careful balance between nature and wildlife.

As this is a camping tour we use wilderness campsites with no bathroom facilities. All camping and cooking rubbish is disposed on in a thoughtful and responsible manner.
We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

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