The Yukon offers many outdoor expedition tour companies whose expertise will take visitors deep into the heart of the Yukon. Whether a remote-style expedition with winter camping or an adventure including cozy log cabins each evening, dog mushing requires no previous experience—only a love for dogs, a willingness to learn, and an irresistible attraction to the Yukon’s mythical winter.
Fantasies of cowboy freedom can come alive in the Yukon, but forget about cattle and cactus—this is the country of caribou and fireweed. Saddle up with local outfitters and hoof it over alpine passes, around crystal-clear lakes and along gold rush rails. And after chow time, head straight for the sack or stay up late to discover the starry skies of western lore.
Throughout the winter, Yukon operators deliver the Northern Lights experience in unforgettable style. By dog sled or snowmobile, visitors are whisked away to a picture-perfect setting to watch the greatest show on earth. Nothing compares to the allure of the mysterious and unique wonder of the aurora borealis.
Skiing & Snowshoeing
For avid skiers, the Yukon's bountiful backcountry is a dream-come-true. Whether it’s cross-country, alpine touring or telemarking, a lodge- or city-based trip is available along with the promise of perfect powder. Visitors can also achieve the same effect by foregoing boards and poles in favor of snowshoes—a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the northern landscape.
Fish love the pure waters of Yukon lakes and rivers, which means that sport fishers have reason to love them too. Trophy lake trout, arctic grayling, pike, dolly varden, whitefish, burbot, inconnu, and salmon are only a few of the 27 species of freshwater fish that call Yukon home. Guides help land record-size fish in virtually any area, but remote fly-in camps and luxury lodges offer some of the best opportunities.
Snowmobile, ATV and 4x4 Tours
When you don't have the time or ability to explore the wilderness under your own steam, consider a motorized trip. Whether you base your trip from town or a wilderness lodge, or camp along the way, motorized exploration is a non-stop charge offering the possibility of wild surprises around every bend. Winter camping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, ice fishing, and enjoying the spectacle of the Northern Lights will leave you entranced with tales to tell for years to come! These tours are available year round.
Most canoe trips are multi-day expeditions with plenty of time to explore the amazing backcountry. Have fun navigating sections of whitewater while portaging around others, with expertly-guided canoe trips along rivers that run wild through pristine landscapes.
Visitors enjoy exploring historic sites, watching the wildlife and admiring the wilderness while the motorboats do all of the hard work. Explore more than 2000 miles of wilderness with guides that explore the amazing rivers and backcountry of the Yukon.
Whether its a wild whitewater ride that lasts one day or a longer trip that offers time for camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing in addition to some rapid-action. Float through the largest bio-preserve in the world, while expert guides do most of the rowing—take the classic Nahanni River Journey with views of the awesome Virginia Falls or drift through Arctic parks where the tundra teams with wildlife including muskox, caribou and bears. Nothing can whet your appetite for adventure quite like rafting a northern river.
The Yukon offers a vast wealth of pristine landscapes interspersed by rivers, lakes and access to the ocean. Many modern day adventurers choose to explore this amazing backcountry wilderness by sea kayak. Yukon operators lead a variety of expert-guided sea kayak trips that also provide plenty of time to enjoy wilderness camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing—all requisite elements of a great sea kayak journey.
Hiking, Backpacking & Mountaineering
Put some serious momentum into a Yukon adventure with a healthy pair of lungs and a sturdy pair of boots. Yukon operators will guide through the raw wilderness of the Kluane National Park or the Tombstone Mountains, with no trails or traces of human activity, or along established routes like the Chilkoot Trail, with gold rush relics and developed campsites. For the more adventuruous spirits, heli-hiking options are available.
Whether its wildlife viewing, botany, glaciers, First Nations culture or gold rush history, the Yukon always has something interesting to offer. Local experts will enrich the learning adventure in the ideal classroom—the Yukon. The Yukon’s experienced instructors and incomparable wilderness is also a great place to develop skills in mountaineering, paddling and leadership—valuable lessons that will forever change the appreciation of the great outdoors.
Combine the history, mystery and beauty of the Yukon with running, mountain biking, cycling or other physical activity. The Yukon is world renowned as a destination for athletic competitions and extreme sports and local guides will provide an unforgettable athletic adventure.
Whatever activity or adventure visitors choose,
there are expert operators to provide top-notch service
and the best that the Yukon has to offer.