Artemis: Women in Leadership
Yukon Canoe Expedition


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Fireside’s Artemis Women in Leadership Yukon River Expedition is where you create the time and safe space to unleash, focus on personal growth, interests and curiosities. It is a way to develop outdoor skills and further leadership while creating lasting relationships with other women. Explore aspects of yourself we often disregard day to day; provide some much needed self-care and self-love.  Soak up the fresh air and take in the skies to connect to your wild feminine spirit. It is time to empower your personal story and write a new chapter.

Artemis experiences, through excellent instruction in outdoor leadership skills, share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colours, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.

Limited spots available

Space fills up fast and there is a limited amount of spots per camp. All you need is a deposit of $300 and a completed registration form to confirm your place

Program Details

Date: 10 day expedition, 8 days on the river
August 10 – August 18, 2019
Ages: 18 years and over

Rate: $2,449.00 - $2149.00 * Bring friends to make it cheaper for everyone, that’s how the sliding scale works with our fees!

Includes: 24/7 instruction and support, food, tent accommodation while on the river, group camping gear, and canoes during the trip. Does not include flight, fishing license and accommodation in Whitehorse and Dawson City but we can connect you with deals and options (ask us about our special Air North rate!)

Locations: Whitehorse, Yukon River and Dawson City

Important information:
We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort. We also offer a Yukon Barrel Package Deal - 60L barrel, sleeping bag, thermarest, water bottle, headlamp and more, to use on the trip and to take home with you. We have a special discount offer with local outdoor clothing retailers in Whitehorse to purchase when you arrive.

“If more women are in leadership roles, we'll stop assuming they shouldn't be.”

- Sheryl Sandberg


Imagine the feeling of your hand dipping into the Yukon River as you take 10 days to prepare and navigate, by canoe, over 400 km of pure Canadian adventure, from Carmacks to Dawson City. Both the river and paddle experience are immense, beautiful and memorable.


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Highlights
  • Fully guided on a multi-day canoe trip while paddling on the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City.
  • Led by excellent and experienced female guides gifted in teaching outdoor leadership and wilderness skills who will provide support 24 hours a day for the entirety of the program.
  • We adjust the trip plan and logistics based on the overall group’s fitness and comfort level.
  • Partake in basic Yukon wilderness and outdoor skills training.
  • Gourmet wilderness cooking.
  • Sleep under the stars in some of the Yukon River’s pristine river islands.
  • A chance to see the northern lights dance above your head while taking in the long days of sunshine.
  • Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, hiking and risk management in the outdoors.
  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life.

“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see further.”

- Rupi Kaur


About Fireside’s Artemis

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Fireside's Artemis: Women In Leadership takes women on multi-day expeditions and outdoor adventures to pristine wilderness areas, like the Yukon, in an effort to release their inner Artemis (Greek Goddess of the Wilderness). Artemis programs are carefully crafted to encourage participants to become more confident in the wilderness, while creating the right environment to build and explore a deep connection to the natural world.  We offer Artemis because we know the importance of offering opportunities and training for women who want to be surrounded by and be connected with like-minded women who are interested in learning something new and feeling challenged in a more spiritual and organic way.


Safety

Regardless of a participant ’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.

Food

A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.

Fitness Capacities

If you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on the participants’ abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Climate Change

We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.

Indigenous People

We acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Small Group Focused & Mobile

We purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less means more for providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.

Place and Inquiry Based

All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.

Social and Emotional Learning

We create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.

Inclusivity

We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each other's stories and experiences, not our right.