About us

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. 

Our Vision 

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.

Our Mission 

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 Values

Respect

We will treat each other, our suppliers, partners, guests, traditional territories and the land, flora, and fauna that we visit with respect, recognizing that each is a valued part of who and what we are as a business.

Authentic

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.

Inclusive

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.

Honesty

We will communicate and act with integrity. We will be transparent and honest with our partners, suppliers, and team as well as our guests.

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Your guides

Miléna

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.

Maxime

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.

Édouard

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!

Daniel

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.