The 370 km tour (including approx. 170km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Teslin River is one of the most popular canoe adventures and it is especially suitable for the novice canoeist. The well trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddle techniques on this class I-II river. The start of the trip is at Johnsons Crossing on the Alaska Highway, where the Teslin River winds its way through the mountains of the Southern Yukon towards the confluence with the Yukon River. Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common, and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagle. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Teslin River, and grizzly bears are often seen. In the evenings we will set up camp along the riverbanks or on gravel bars. Meals are cooked on the open campfire and fresh Arctic grayling, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu. Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River where you will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.
Day 1- Spend your first night in a hotel in Whitehorse and meet up with the tour guide and the other group members.
Day 2- You will be transferred via van to the Johnsons Crossing start point and given an introduction to the techniques of canoeing.
Days 3-9 - Continue with the 370 km of paddling along the Teslin, and later the Yukon Rivers, day hikes into the mountains and the challenge of some easy rapids.
Day 10- Arrive in Carmacks on the Yukon River and transfer back to Whitehorse. Spend your last night in Whitehorse.
Departures 2 and 23 June, 14 July, 4 and 25 August 2013
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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