Equipped with trail crampons if required, we explore the mountains of southern Yukon and discover the superb views and the wilderness of northern Canada.
We offer an easy hike to Fish Lake, close to Whitehorse for a total of 2 to 4 hours (your choice) of walking and 340m of elevation gain (plus1-hour drive, return).
Nares Mountain is a more difficult hike with a maximum of 1100m of elevation gain which offers some of the most astonishing views of Carcross, Lake Bennett, Nares Lake and the mountains of southern Yukon and northern British Columbia. The views on Carcross and Bennet Lake start very early in the hike, so there is no obligation to go to the top to enjoy the vistas! Total hiking time between 3 and 5 hours plus 1h40 drive to Carcross and back. On the way, you’ll get a chance to see Carcross Desert, the smallest desert in the world.
We know many hikes in the area so if you feel like doing something else than Nares Mountain or Fish Lake feel free to contact us using the form below!
We pick you up in the morning and drop you off in the afternoon/evening at your accommodation downtown. Time for pick up and drop off will depend on the date and the hike you choose. Contact us for more details!
Fish Lake - $175 CAD + 5% GST per person, minimum 2 participants.
Nares Mountain - $195 +5% GST per person, minimum 2 participants.
"We visited Whitehorse mainly for work, but decided that once our work was done it would be a great opportunity to visit Kluane. We booked a dayhike with Max and enjoyed it thoroughly. Max was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating of our level of preparedness. We did the Thunderegg Creek hike as the fall colours were starting to turn - it was just spectacular once the morning clouds lifted. Max spotted some sheep up on a mountainside and set up the scope for us to have a great view of them in their natural element, and also helped identify several bird and plant species. At our destination we enjoyed a delicious homemade lunch and snacks comprised of good quality ingredients overlooking a spectacular valley. On our return we stopped at the Interpretive Centre at Haines Junction, which is chock-full of interesting information and displays about the history of Kluane and area - highly worth it! I am already thinking and dreaming about a return to the Yukon next year to do a longer hiking trip with Terre Boréale - they have a great ethos about how to enjoy the outdoors. "
Jenny, august 2014
"I took a day-hike along gorgeous Kathleen Lake, in Kluane National Park (Yukon), a few days ago. My guides were Max, the co-owner of Terre Boreale, and Robin, who was in training. Terre Boreale is a small company located in Whitehorse: they provide services for tourists who wish to hike, canoe and ski in the wilds of Kluane Park and other wonderful spots in the Whitehorse – Haines Junction area, but also far beyond. We walked about 10 km along a well-defined trail, stopping every so often to take pictures: the scenery is unbelievably beautiful and the weather could not have been more cooperative. Max has a degree in botany from a French university and is very knowledgeable about plants, berries, trees and flowers, and he also knows a lot about wild life, birds in particular: I learned quite a bit! Robin himself grew up in the Alps and is an experienced hiker. Max and Robin are both very friendly and at no time did they make the city-dweller that I am feel foolish about his ignorance. Max is perfectly bilingual in French and English. The rate was quite reasonable, given the very high quality of the service and also the fact that Max and Robin had to travel from Whitehorse to Haines Junction and back, which meant a 300 km drive. The hike was definitely the high point of a truly memorable week in the Yukon. Terre Boreale deserves an A++, without question: they are doing a truly excellent job! "
Philippe Bourdin, May 2016