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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A Scandia House Bed and Breakfast

Comfort and class by the Yukon River. Sourdough cuisine, aurora viewing. Two bedroom suite. Private bath. Jacuzzi, hot tub, multilingual host. Smoke-free, Discounts available. Cable TV and wireless...

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.
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Angle & Awe

May 01 2017 to Sep 30 2017
Whether a novice fisherman or an experienced angler, there is plenty to learn as our guides share their local northern knowledge with you during this unique four day trip down the Yukon River. The...
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Big Salmon River Canoe Tour

Mar 29 2017
The Big Salmon River canoe trip begins in Quiet Lake, the headwaters of the river system. Three lakes mark the beginning of our trip, waters well known for their great fishing The beginning of the...
Paddling the Yukon River
July 23 to August 3 (12 days)

Carmacks to Dawson Yukon River Adventure

Jul 23 2017 to Aug 03 2017
The Carmacks to Dawson City River Adventure will carry you down the same fabled waters the prospectors paddled during the infamous Klondike Gold Rush. This area is home to some of the richest, most...
Taking a break along the Yukon River
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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...
canoe expedition on the Big Salmon River
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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...