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,...
Midnight Sun Outfitting

Midnight Sun Outfitting

Midnight Sun Outfitting offers fishing, hiking, rafting trips, aerial tours, northern lights viewing, horseback trips, hunting and so much more!
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Nature Tours of Yukon

Bucket list worthy experiences and nature & photography adventures in Canada's Yukon. Come and explore with Nature Tours of Yukon. Don't wait, now is

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.
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...
Family Canoeing | Nisutlin River
starting at
$2365
+ fees & taxes

Family Canoeing | Nisutlin River

Jun 03 2018 to Sep 15 2018
The Nisutlin River is a beautiful wilderness river nestled among scenic mountains, ideally suited as a first time paddling experience for a family with children. This 130km stretch of the river flows...
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...
Gold Rush Tour | The Land of the Midnight Sun
starting at
$3315
+ fees & taxes

Gold Rush Tour | The Land of the Midnight Sun

Jun 03 2018 to Sep 16 2018
The Gold Rush Tour combines one of our favourite wilderness canoe trips with some of our favourite road-based adventures for a complete northern experience. You’ll begin with eight days travelling by...
Canoe trip down the famous Yukon River
starting at
$1700
plus 5% GST

Guided Yukon River Tour

Apr 29 2017 to Sep 16 2018
Yukon River - the classic canoe trip for everybody ! Away from civilization and in the midst of the wilderness, we follow the old routes of the big Klondike gold rush. From Whitehorse to Dawson...