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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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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Cedar and Canvas Adventures

Since 1995, Cedar and Canvas Adventures has been delivering Yukon wilderness vacations that focus on the natural cycles and habits of wildlife and flora. From the awakening of bears in early May to...

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 Nature adventures focus on authentic experiences in one of the planet's most riveting nature destinations: Canada's Yukon. From canoeing the Yukon River to backpacking in Kluane'...

Ruby Range Adventure

Ruby Range Adventure has been guiding visitors to the Yukon and Alaska for many years. We bring unmatched experience and a genuine love of the North to every trip we lead. Our guides are qualified to...
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Snake River Raft Expedition in the Peel Watershed

Jun 30 2014 to Dec 01 2016
Enjoy 14 days in the heart of the Peel River Watershed with dramatic mountain scenery. White water rafting, glorious hiking, wildlife viewing, wild flowers, photography beneath the midnight sun!...
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Tatshenshini River, Glaciers, Grizzlies and Eagles

Jun 21 2014 to Dec 01 2016
This 11-day, multi activity adventure will take you through the heart of the worlds largest non-polar ice fields and largest bio preserve. Rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, wildflowers...
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Upper Alsek River 8 days, Glaciers & Grizzlies

Jul 14 2014 to Dec 01 2016
8 day float in the worlds largest non-polar ice fields and the dramatic Coast Range on the majestic Alsek. Multi activity adventure through the world's largest bio-preserve includes rafting,...
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Wildlife & Nature Adventure. Yukon River

Jun 25 2016 to Aug 07 2016
During your Yukon River canoe trip you'll retrace part of the Klondike Gold Rush route of 1898. Reminders of Yukon’s Gold Rush can be seen all along the Yukon River. You’ll camp on the banks of...
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Wind River friendly whitewater canoe expeditions

Jul 24 2014 to Dec 01 2016
Enjoy 14 days in the heart of the Peel River Watershed with dramatic mountain scenery. White water canoeing, glorious hiking, wildlife viewing, wild flowers, photography beneath the midnight sun!...