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Yukon River Tours

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Yukon River
The Yukon River is a winding, smooth, fast waterway that impresses with its power and speed. Known as the “River of Gold,” the Yukon was the route to gold during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. The source of the river is located in British Columbia and the waterway stretches across the Yukon Territory and into Alaska before emptying into the Bering Sea. In total the Yukon River crosses nearly 2,000 miles--more than 3,000 kilometers.

The river winds through many historic sites and visitors will spot remnants of abandoned cabins and sternwheelers along the way. At the Fort Selkirk historic site, visitors will learn of the Yukon’s trading and exploration history. At the Thirty Mile section of the river, what was once the most treacherous stretch is now a designated Canadian Heritage River and the perfect spot for a peaceful paddle. Rent canoes or kayaks from one of the many suppliers located along the riverbanks and enjoy a quiet and remote journey with plenty of history, wildlife and scenery.
Address: Yukon River, Whitehorse, Canada
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Arctic Day: Yukon River Canoeing Tour | half day

Arctic Day: Yukon River Canoeing Tour | half day

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Paddle gently through the Canadian wilderness on this 5.5-hour Yukon River canoeing tour. Travel from Whitehorse to the banks of the mighty Yukon River with your guide. With your safety equipment on, hop into your canoe and head down the historic waterway. Paddle to the spot where the Yukon River joins the Takhini River and enjoy uninterrupted views over the rolling Canadian countryside. Watch the riverbanks for native wildlife, and upgrade your tour to explore the river all the way to Lake Laberge.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.49
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$162.49
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Yukon Summer Dream - Active Summer Adventure | 5 days

Yukon Summer Dream - Active Summer Adventure | 5 days

The wild and mountainous landscapes of the Yukon Territory are some of the most remote and beautiful in Canada. This 5-day tour is ideal for adventurous travelers, including a scenic flight from Whitehorse and a day exploring the UNESCO-listed Kluane National Park. Along the way, spot wildlife such as elk, moose, and caribou in the Yukon Wildlife Preserve; go canoeing along the Yukon River; and take a soak in the Takhini Hot Springs. Accommodation and breakfast is included.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,199.49
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Taking safety measures

Scheduled Night Tours

Scheduled Night Tours

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The Yukon River is a historic waterway and was the area’s key transportation channel. If you love nature, wildlife or history, the Yukon River is a must. The clear-green river is very scenic and offers great photo opportunities , and boasts superb wildlife and scenery. A bonus: Learning all about the waterway’s Aboriginal heritage and fabled prospecting past is included in our tour!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.76
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