Terre Boréale was created in September 2013, after its two owners moved to the Yukon in 2011 and fell in love with this beautiful territory. Terre Boréale was created out of love for the majestic wilderness of the Yukon and the willingness to share this beauty and peacefulness with all nature lovers out there.
We want to showcase this territory in a way that is respectful and low impact to keep it wild for as long as we can.
All who have curiosity, desire, and will to explore the pristine, wild places of Northern Canada will have the opportunity to experience their own life-changing journey.
Terre Boréale offers intimate guided journeys in Northern Canada for guests seeking to learn and access untouched spaces in a sustainable, authentic, and inclusive way.
Our people and our trips will be authentic, not staged or filtered but rather shared in the purest and real form to allow a glimpse into the true nature of our company and the places we visit.
Our company will strive to be a place of inclusiveness that respects differences and provides access to our special places regardless of skill level, or disability, asking only that the person have a true desire to travel and learn.
We will communicate and act with integrity. We will be transparent and honest with our partners, suppliers, and team as well as our guests.
The Yukon has been the home of Indigenous peoples for thousands of years, long before the first contact with European explorers. Today, there are 14 First Nations in the Yukon, whose traditional territories cover almost all the land in the Yukon, with a rich culture and history, but as non-Indigenous this is not our story to tell. However, we would like to recognize that Terre Boréale operates out of Whitehorse on the traditional territory of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. On its tours, Terre Boréale leads its guests through the wilderness on the traditional territories of:
- Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
- First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
- Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
- Kluane First Nation
- White River First Nation
- Carcross/Tagish First Nation
- Kwanlin Dün First Nation
- Ta’an Kwäch’än Council
- Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
- Selkirk First Nation
- Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
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I grew up in Brittany, France, and I have always been an outdoorsy person. That is why I chose to study conservation biology. After I got my Master’s degree in Conservation Biology, I decided to take time to travel before starting to work, that’s when I made the decision to join Maxime in Yukon. This land looked like the perfect place to be far away from everything but so close to Nature. Trekking, canoeing, cooking outside in open fire, and living self-sufficiently for a few days, that is what I love here. That is the feeling I want to share with as much as people as possible. These moments spent in the wild are a real treat, a great opportunity to reconnect with what is important and take the time to live simply.
I grew up in Annecy, and I’ve always loved the mountains. I practiced ski racing when I was a teenager, and especially enjoyed the team spirit and the harsh climatic conditions in the Alps. In 2003-2004, I spent a year in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, as part of an exchange program. That’s when I discovered the Canadian North, its winter, its landscapes. Once back in the Alps, I started studying biology, with the goal of going back to the Great White North one day, and work there with the wildlife. After I got my Master’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation, I worked for 6 months for the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux in the Verdon, and then joined a friend from Annecy in Vancouver. We discovered the Yukon and Alaska together, and spent over a month alone, canoeing down the Beaver River, north-east of Fairbanks. After that trip, I decided to try my luck in Whitehorse. A week after I arrived here, I got a job for a mining exploration company. This job led me to the most remote places of this territory, gave me the experience I had always dreamed of, … and so much more! By creating this business with Miléna, we want to turn this passion for the Greath North into a way of life. We wish to accompany our friend and family of course, but also anyone who dreams of exploring the boreal lands.
Growing up in France, I fell in love with Canada more than 10 years ago now. Having lived in the city many years, I decided in my thirties to change my life in order to spend the majority of my days in nature. Thus I studied and trained to become an adventure guide. I’ve always been attracted by the mountains or the great wilderness and I’ve been lucky enough to hike or bike through different beautiful parts of this world such as the Alps in France, the Drakensberg in South Africa, the Southern Alps in New-Zealand, the desert in Namibia, the Mounts Uapishka in Northern Coast of Quebec…
Cheerful character, curious about everything, especially old human ways of life preceding industrial revolution, I can appreciate every single day spent outdoors and I look forward to sharing with you my enthusiasm about Yukon wilderness!
Originally from Provence, I fell in love with nature while exploring, as a child, the nooks and crannies of France while camping with my parents. I quickly started hiking in the Alps and dreaming of adventures. My first big trip was to cross Croatia and Bosnia on the go with a backpack and a hammock. Born of a Quebecois mother, I had the chance to visit Quebec several times during my childhood, each time with the same amazement for its wild nature. It is therefore natural that I decided to come and settle in Canada 8 years ago. Since then I have not stopped exploring its immensity by canoe, on foot, by bike or backcountry ski, always pushing the challenges further. For me, it is essential to experience this feeling of freedom in nature and this reconnection with the territory and the living. This is why I initiated many people around me before finally quitting my job to train as a professional adventure guide and devote myself to this passion.
There was a forest very close to my home, in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, and as a curious person, I spent most of my time exploring it. Once I got my first car, new horizons opened up and my taste for adventure never stopped to grow since then. Right from the start, my adventures in the backcountry were mostly, if not always, off trails. I set out alone to scout and then encouraged people around me to join me to reach a summit, a cliff edge, to spend the night or simply to admire the beautiful views. In my professional life, I had the chance to practice several beautiful trades such as iron worker, assembler of metal parts and wrought metals, diving coach, and now, adventure guide. All these experiences are dear to me and serve me well day after day in my current profession, which is also my greatest passion. I would end with a piece of advice; be curious, because on the trail, we only see half of what the territory has to offer. Getting off the beaten track and meeting people is my very own definition of adventure.
Born and raised in the province of Québec, most of my childhood was spent roaming through the forest surrounding our family cottage, playing in the nearby river, and climbing mountains. I’ve been passionate about the great outdoors for as long as I can remember. I am always amazed by what outdoor adventures can bring to an individual. My goal is to practice all outdoor sports, whether they are on land or in the water. I enjoy meeting new people and finding out where they come from and what their interests are.
The world is vast and there is so much beauty to appreciate. Becoming a guide has enabled me to bring my passion for nature and the outdoors into my work. This job is the perfect way to discover the world and see what nature has to offer.
I hope to share with you my love for the great outdoors and to guide you on one of Terre Boréale’s amazing adventures!