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Follow the historic route of the Klondike gold seekers by paddling this easy river with great wildlife watching opportunities. Your experienced guide will introduce you to canoeing and wilderness camping to make sure you can truly enjoy your wilderness adventure. After every days paddle we will set up camp and cook fresh meals. There will be time to fish, swim and experience nature.

You can choose from a 10 day trip on the Teslin and Yukon rivers or opt for the 7 day version on the Teslin River only. This trip ends with a float plane flight out of the historic Hootalinqua back to Whitehorse.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Whitehorse and meeting with your guide for a trip briefing. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Accommodation in downtown hotel.

Day 2: The tour starts with a two hour drive to Johnson’s Crossing. Here we will put our canoes in the water and the adventure begins. After a few hours on the river we will pitch our tents for the first camping night.

Day 3 to 8: At the beginning the Teslin River has little current which helps us getting used to our loaded canoes. Later the current picks up speed. Chances are good to encounter wildlife such as bear, wolf, moose and eagle. Beautiful mountain views surround us as we paddle down the river. Camping in tents and eating by the campfire while under the midnight sun provides a truly unique wilderness experience. On our fourth day on the water the Teslin River merges with the Yukon River. Here we visit the abandoned telegraph post of Hootalinqua. Further down the river we will have time to explore more relicts from times past like an ancient first nation camp and a shipyard where paddlewheelers were put to rest. Our relaxed schedule leaves us enough time to explore, take pictures, study plants and wildlife, catch fresh fish for supper and enjoy camp life.

Day 9: A few leisurely paddling hours on the Yukon River bring us to Little Salmon Village where we arrive around noon. Here we will be picked up for the three hour drive back to Whitehorse. We bring you to your hotel where you will enjoy a refreshing shower.

Day 10: We can bring you to the airport or you continue on your own schedule.

Duration: 10 days from/to Whitehorse (7 days using Fly-out option – see itinerary below)
Group size: 3 to 7 guests


*Fly-out Option – 7 days
Same starting date. However on day 6 participants will be picked up by floatplane in Hootalingua and flown back to Whitehorse.

Duration: 7 days
Same starting date. However on day 6 participants will be picked up by floatplane in Hootalingua and flown back to Whitehorse.

The fine print


  • Transportation by van as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Whitehorse and in tents along the river
  • All meals during the trip
  • Emergency equipment including throw bags, bear spray, satellite phone
  • Fishing equipment
  • Local and experienced guide for the duration of the journey
  • All camping and canoeing equipment: canoes, paddles, PFD, watertight barrel or dry bag, tent, dishes, cutlery etc. Bring your own sleeping bag and pad
  • Float plane ride only with 7 day option


  • Personal expenses
  • Angling license (can be purchased in Whitehorse)
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Meals in Whitehorse
  • Insurance: we recommend you buy adequate travel and health insurance prior your trip

We offer services in English and German

Taiga Journeys

We offer services in English and German

Regions: Klondike, Southern Lakes Communities: Carmacks
Categories: Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Canoeing, Historic Sites, Wildlife Viewing
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Taiga Journeys

Taiga Journeys is specialized in small groups and customized trips. Your local guide is at home in the wilderness and Yukon’s pristine nature is our host. On the route with Taiga Journeys offers a well-balanced adventure in a sensitive environment with high standards for everyone’s experience and well-being.

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