Yukon River Guided Canoeing
Wilderness Adventures in British Columbia & Yukon since 1988

Yukon River Guided Canoeing


“The Yukon River, our first choice for paddling into the past.”
Canoe and Kayak Magazine

Yukon River guided canoeing adventure trip from Carmacks to Dawson City means connecting with a rich natural and human history. It is synonymous with the last Ice Age, travel and settlement, generational human presence, and the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush.

The days on the river help build our anticipation and excitement of reaching Dawson City, the center of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. That anticipation must have been equally apparent to the gold rushers. Finally, a distinct landslide scar, and Dawson City comes into view.

Note: Our Teslin River canoe trip meets the Yukon River at Hootalinqua and from there on to Carmacks. We have opted to avoid Lake Laberge, as the lake’s strong funneled winds make canoeing potential very dangerous, and can delay safe travel for days.

  • a glaciated landscape of low hills, granite rock, high sandy cliffs, and spruce forest.kg3
  • the remoteness and serenity of this majestic river.
  • layover day at Fort Selkirk. The restored buildings and First Nations community there embody the pioneer spirit of the Yukon.
  • good chances to see an assortment of wildlife from Dall sheep, eagles, moose, peregrine falcons, mountain goats to the occasional bear.
  • reminders along the Yukon River from the Klondike Gold Rush and the era of the stern wheeler boats.
  • two day layover at a hotel in Dawson City. The town offers restored buildings, period entertainment, museums, shopping, and good food.
  • visits to a gold dredge and the original gold claim that began the Klondike Gold Rush.


Sea to Sky is the best run commercial company I’ve been with and the food was outstanding
.I REALLY enjoyed both the Yukon River canoe trip and the Chilkoot Trail and to a large extent, it’s due to you and your guides. I particularly liked your relaxed and laid back style Len, the subtle way you kept an eye on what everyone needed without being intrusive and the way you treated all the clients equally. I believe that it’s a real art to be a good guide. ~ Doug Jamieson, Saudi Arabia

Trip Dates – Cost – Booking Information

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Origin: Whitehorse, Yukon
Frequently Asked Questions: Most Asked
Adventure Rating: Novice – Class I Paddling Waters
Booking Info: What You Need to Know Before Booking
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2019 Cost
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June 17-26 $2345 Cdn+ 5% Tax 6 Deposit Only Full Payment
July 11-20 $2345 Cdn+ 5% Tax 5 Deposit Only Full Payment
Aug 15-24 $2345 Cdn+ 5% Tax 4 Deposit Only Full Payment
Self Guided Yukon River
If you decide that a self guided Yukon River or Teslin River paddle is your choice, we recommend our excellent river guides for these rivers. Visit Yukon & Teslin River Guidebook