Teslin River

teslin river canoeingOnce you begin the Teslin River canoeing adventure, you are transported into a world of serenity, connection with history, and the people who are and were the great story that is the Teslin River.
teslin river canoeing

The Teslin River is a tributary of the Yukon River. We will canoe the Teslin River to its connection with the Yukon River at Hootalinqua, and then on to our takeout near Little Salmon River. Hence the reference we use, “Teslin-Yukon River”.

The Teslin-Yukon River route to the 1897-98 gold fields of Dawson was integral. Historical reminders of the movement of people and sternwheelers on the river are evident to this day. Three important stops that highlight this connection during our Teslin River canoeing trip will be Hootalinqua, a significant trading and sternwheeler depot during the gold rush, Shipyard Island with derelict remains of the steamship Evelyn, and the First Nations village at the Big Salmon River.

The Teslin-Yukon River will transport us deep into a remote landscape of steep sandy banks, rolling glaciated hills, spruce forests, wildlife sightings, and history’s reminders. We shall see few, if any people, but always constant reminders of First Nations fish and hunting camps used during seasonal periods.

“For a moment we find ourselves in a time warp… It is a place you can’t see. You feel it. Here there is a wider sense of place – planted in our intellect by people we never met or knew and by events we never witnessed. On the Yukon River it takes hold of you as you drift around each corner and discover some new remnant of time.” John Firth/River Time

PHOTO JOURNAL of Yukon River canoe.
Learn more of the HISTORY of the Yukon River.
The story of the KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH (The voice is that of Pierre Berton)

teslin river canoeing

teslin river canoeing

teslin river canoeing

teslin river canoeing

Origin:Whitehorse,Yukon                             Physical Rating: Novice – Class I

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