Dip your paddle into Yukon's wild rivers and lakes

The Yukon is a mecca for paddling enthusiasts. Whether you canoe, kayak or raft, you'll find the perfect water adventure on one of our 70 wilderness rivers and countless scenic lakes.

Canoeing and Kayaking

With several must-do rivers among the international paddling set, and four designated Canadian Heritage Rivers, water adventurers make the pilgrimage to the Yukon for once-in-a-lifetime wilderness paddling experiences.

Choose among mellow classics like the Big Salmon, the Teslin, or the fabled Yukon River that combine scenery, wildlife viewing, history, fishing and friendly rapids. Exhilarating rivers like the Snake, Bonnet Plume and Wind flow through one of the most remote regions of North America.

For flatwater enthusiasts, experience roadside gems including Kathleen, Fox, Tagish, Five Mile, Frances, Frenchman and Chapman lakes.

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Rafting

Our Yukon whitewater rafting companies combine scenery, adrenalin and culinary magic to create a unique paddling adventure in Canada's North. Start dreaming about a rafting journey down the Alsek, Tatshenshini or Firth rivers. Go home with once-in-a-lifetime sights like calving glaciers and caribou crossing the river etched in your memory.

Yukon river outfitters are known for their commitment to whitewater safety and progressive code of conduct.

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Equipment Rentals

Yukon's outdoor equipment and vehicle rental companies are well-outfitted with top quality camping equipment, gear and vehicles. Whether you want to rent a camp stove, a canoe, or a 30-foot RV with a full kitchen, you'll be able to find what you need here in the Yukon. Vehicles rentals are available only in Whitehorse.

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Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

Unique lodge offers true wilderness experience off the beaten track. Full-service lodge stay, self-contained log cabin rental, guided canoe and hiking trips. Small groups, remote area. Escape and...

Kanoe People

We offer ½, full day or multi-day river trips, on your own or fully guided. With more than 35 years of experience we can make your wilderness holiday happen. Family operated, great paddling shop,...

Nature Tours of Yukon

Our small-group adventures focus on authentic experiences. Come and explore with Nature Tours of Yukon. Don't wait, now is the time!

Ruby Range Adventure

We bring unmatched experience and a genuine love of the North to every trip we lead. Our guides are qualified to lead you into the deepest wilderness.

Sila Sojourns

Sila specializes in providing quality day and multi-day wilderness experiences, with a focus on natural history interpretation and creative expression, while hiking or paddling, skiing or snowshoeing.
Taking a break along the Yukon River
$3590
+ taxes

Down the Yukon River

Jun 01 2017 to Sep 30 2017
Both historical and wild, the 11 day Yukon River paddle is a classic Yukon adventure. Float through the boreal landscapes and witness remnants of the Klondike Gold Rush along the shores. The Yukon...
Frances Lake East Arm
starting at
$1680
p.p. / 7 days

Frances Lake Discoverer

Jul 01 2017 to Aug 31 2017
Are you dreaming of being part of the pristine Canadian wilderness for a while? Enjoy the perfect combination of comfortable lodge stay and adventurous campfire romance! After some nights at the...
starting at
$1700
plus 5% GST

Guided Yukon River Tour

Apr 29 2017 to Sep 30 2017
Yukon River - the classic canoe trip for everybody ! Away from civilization we follow the old tracks of the "Gold Seekers" and "Adventures" of the past on their way to the...
Frances Lake Rental Cabin
starting at
$825
for 5 nights

Log Cabin Romance

Jun 15 2017 to Sep 20 2017
Are you dreaming of spending some time in a private log cabin in the wilderness of Canada’s North, far away from civilization? Our cozy self-contained cabin close to the shore of pristine Frances...
canoe expedition on the Big Salmon River
$2395
+ taxes

Nature & Wildlife | Big Salmon River | Canoe Trip

Jul 25 2017 to Jan 13 2018
The riverbanks of the Big Salmon River are alive with abundant wildlife, with some luck you might spot moose, bears, lynx, wolves beaver and bald eagles. Join Nature Tours of Yukon on the Big...