The Yukon and Yukon River


 Yukon river canoe paddling with Jeff  "Willy" Willis

The Yukon River is the longest river in Yukon & Alaska. Third longest river in North America, flowing northwest from the Coastal Range mountains of northern British Columbia, through the Yukon Territory and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Its overall length is 3,185 kilometers (km), with 1,149 km within Canadian borders. The watershed’s total drainage area is 840,000 sq. km (323,800 sq. km in Canada) and it discharges 195 cubic kilometers of water per year.

During the Klondike Gold Rush the Yukon River was one of the principal means of transportation. Paddle-wheel riverboats continued to ply the river until the 1950’s, when the Klondike Highway was completed.


Population

As of September 2012, there were 36,304 people living in the Yukon. Of those, 27,687 were living in the capital city of Whitehorse

Weather

Yukon’s dry, continental climate results in a wide variety of weather year-round. Humidity is very low, so summers can be hot and dry while winter coldness is less harsh than in damper climates.

Summer in Yukon

 

It's a Life Changing Experience

 
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Capital City - Whitehorse

Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital and a major northern hub. It enjoys facilities, services and businesses far beyond the expectation of a city of 30,000. It's a big little city surrounded by wilderness with the amenities of a much larger destination paired with the friendly demeanour of a close-knit community.


Climate

Yukon weather has been known to be quite variable as an Arctic air mass can dominate one day, and the next day a warm front can move in from the Pacific. On your expedition you could experience all four seasons in one day! With varied geography and changeable weather, it's important to be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature, especially since we are on a canoe expedition.

In summer, the temperature can be plus 30 Celsius and the blazing sun shines around the clock. Above the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set on June 21st and it doesn't rise on December 21st.

What to Wear

When you visit Yukon, chances are you'll discover the relaxed dress known as 'Yukon formal'. Whatever the season, pack a wide variety of clothing. Layering is always a good idea so you can adapt to changing weather and temperatures.

To be comfortable on outdoor adventures, wear a thin wool or polyester base layer that can wick away perspiration.

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Yukon Summer Season

Summer is June to August. The sun barely sets. People are full of energy. Days can be hot, and the evenings cool off.

 

 

Adult Yukon Trips for 2018


 Women in leadership Yukon expedition
Date: August 9th to August 19, 2018
Ages: 18 years and over (women only)
Winter Rate: February 1st to March 31st 2018 $2400.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Spring/Summer Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $2650.00 CDN plus 5% tax

Includes: instruction and expedition support, food, accommodation, most camping gear, Whitehorse airport pick-up and drop-off, and canoes during the trip. Does not include flight, personal extras, and some optional activities.

Locations: Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon River and Dawson City

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 Yukon expedition 10 days
Date: June 1 to 10 2018
Ages: 18 + years (co-ed)
Winter Rate: February 16th to March 31st 2018 $2400.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Spring/Summer Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $2650.00 CDN plus 5% tax

Includes: instruction, food, accommodation, most camping gear, Whitehorse airport pick-up and drop-off, and canoes during the trip. Does not include flight, fishing license, personal extras, and some optional activities.

Locations: Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon River and Dawson City

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 Laughing Buddha River Expedition
Date: June 01 to June 10, 2018
Ages: 20+ (co-ed)
Winter Rate: February 16th to March 31st 2018 $2400.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Spring/Summer Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $2650.00 CDN plus 5% tax

Includes: instruction & guidance, food, accommodation, most camping gear, Whitehorse airport pick-up and drop-off, and canoes during the trip. Does not include flight, fishing license, personal extras, and some optional activities.

Locations: Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon River and Dawson City

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It's a Life Changing Experience