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Sailing down the Yukon River with Yukon River Adventure
Fort Selkirk in the Yukon Territory - Yukon River Adventure

If flooting down the Yukon River is the first leg of your trip, your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Whitehorse around 7:00 am to bring you to the departure dock. If you leave from Dawson City and the boat route is the last leg of your trip, you will start sailing up the Yukon River in late afternoon or early evening, depending on the schedule you have chosen.

You will spend two days and two nights on the Yukon River aboard our 24-foot Pelly River type boat and recreate the trip undertook by gold seekers between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Every night, your guide will set up camp on the banks of the Yukon River or on one of several islands along the river and will cook an excellent and hearty camp fire meal.

All along this 800 km (500 miles) river trip, you will be able to:

Discover the fantastic landscapes along the Yukon River. Observe in all safety the Yukon wildlife living along the Yukon River. Depending on the opportunities and the seasons, you could see black bears, grizzlies, moose, otters, beavers, porcupines, bald eagles and golden eagles or one of the numerous bird species living on the banks of the Yukon River.

Visit historic sites accessible by boat:
·Fort Selkirk was a community bursting with activities along the Yukon River during the gold rush. The splendidly restored buildings make this visit an unforgettable moment.

·At Shipyard Island, you will see the remains of an old river steamer, the Evelyn, which was pulled up onto the ways for winter storage some time in the 1930’s and never sailed again.

·At Ogilvie Island, explore the remains of an old farm. A roofless cabin, a small log barn full of old horse harnesses and numerous pieces of rusted equipment that lay amongst the rapidly growing poplars.

·At Little Salmon a native graveyard is all that remains of a once large village. Each grave is surrounded by a brightly painted fence and has a small spirit house containing articles such as dishes or personal belongings of the deceased.

Fish in the Yukon River from the shore or the boat. We provide fishing equipment and necessary advice… If you so desire, navigate the boat on some sections of the river. Kayak or canoe around the islands or creeks along the Yukon River. At night, you will fall asleep rocked by the flow of the river or you can stay up late under the midnight sun.

Discover our detailed package by clicking on each of the following stages:

The day of discovery in Dawson City

The drive up or down the Klondike Highway by camper truck

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