Yukon River - Laberge to Carmacks

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Description

During 6 days, enjoy a relaxing paddle down the Yukon’s clear waters, discover the remains of the Gold Rush history, catch your graylings and enjoy delicious homemade meals over the campfire!

dates :August 13-20 2017
Group size :2 to 6
duration :7 days
difficulty :easy
Price :$ 1875 CAD + 5% TPS
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Day after day

Day 0: (August 13th 2017) You will be met at the Whitehorse airport and shuttled to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will have time to enjoy the wilderness city.
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 1: Shortly after breakfast we drive to Lake Laberge, immortalized in Robert Service’s poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee” and begin our paddling adventure. This 50 km long lake is renowned for cold water and dangerous winds. For this reason, we cross the lake to the north end by motor boat. Once we reach the end of the lake we unload our gear and set up our first camp on the shore of the river. In the afternoon we go through all the basic canoe strokes and go on a short paddle to practice!
In the evening, we enjoy our first meal cooked over the open fire and rejoice at the prospect of our upcoming adventure!
Night in tents. L-D

Day 2 to 5: This morning we begin our 6 days paddling adventure down the mighty Yukon River. After the discovery of placer gold on Bonanza creek by three prospectors in 1896, thousands of men and women travelled the Yukon River to try their luck “striking it rich” in the Dawson area.  We paddle the wildest section of the river where we have the best chances of observing northern wildlife. There are numerous historical sites along this stretch: abandoned woodyards and telegraph stations, remains of old steamboats, etc.
Starting in August, in this remote land, far away from any light pollution, we have the opportunity to watch stars in the clear night skies and maybe even a memorable show of northern lights!
Nights in tents. B-L-D

Day 6: Today is our last day on the river, we enjoy one last time waking up and having our campfire cooked breakfast in the wild. We get to Carmacks in the beginning afternoon where we meet our driver who takes us back to Whitehorse! Your last night in Whitehorse is free.
Night in hotel. B-L

Day 7: (August 20th 2017) Connection to the airport or to your next adventure.

Map

Included

  • Ground transportation for Whitehorse/Lake Laberge and Carmacks/Whitehorse
  • Motor boat transportation across Lake Laberge
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary above
  • Accommodations as indicated in itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $400 for single occupancy)
  • The following equipment: tent, canoe, paddles, life jacket, dry bag, bear spray, bear proof canister, cooking gear and fishing gear
  • Bilingual guide French/English
  • Satellite phone for emergencies

not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Fishing license
  • International flights

photos

  • Travel Yukon
  • Yukon Wild
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon
  • Receptive Travel
  • Lauriers de la PME 2016