Touted as “the race to the midnight sun,” the Yukon River Quest challenges canoeists and kayakers from around the world to test their endurance on a race from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Paddling the mighty Yukon River day and night for 715 km (444 mi), competitors range from larger groups in voyageur canoes to lone kayakers. The race start is an exciting spectacle that draws large crowds to the banks of the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse.
From broad valleys to rushing rivers to endless mountain ranges, over 80 percent of the Yukon is wilderness. Discover our iconic parks. View wildlife that is still wild. Experience world-famous rivers. Our wild places host unforgettable journeys.