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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Adventure Tours Yukon Wild Ltd.

Where roads end... guided canoe and multi adventure trips in small groups from relaxed to more challenging. Canoe and equipment rentals, transfer service, friendly support and info. We rent cabins...
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Bushcraft Yukon

Bushcraft and survival workshops are fun ways to connect to the northern wilderness and learn how to travel safely in the woods. Also check out our canoe rentals and guided canoe and dog sledding...

Canadian River Expeditions and Nahanni River Adventures

Find out why National Geographic Adventure Magazine named us One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth. Each of our destinations is selected for stunning world class features. Many of them...

Cathers Wilderness Adventures

Over 30 years guiding and living year-round in the Yukon wilderness at Lake Laberge. Dog sledding, hiking with huskies,canoeing, boating, cabin stays.

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...
Raft and hike the Alsek River through the Coast Range and worlds largest non-polar ice fields in Kluane National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Alsek River, Worlds Largest Non-Polar Ice Fields

Mar 19 2017 to Dec 01 2017
12 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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Canoe, Kayak & Equipment Rentals

Apr 29 2017 to Oct 30 2018
For adventurers and travellers who want to explore the Yukon themselves, the rivers in this unique wilderness present you with endless opportunities. Let us equip you with all the right outdoor...
Family Canoeing | Nisutlin River
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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...
Gold Rush Tour | The Land of the Midnight Sun
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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
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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...