Fireside’s Artemis - Women In Leadership Yukon Expedition

Women In Leadership Adventure Series

 Yukon River: Carmacks to Dawson City

Imagine the feeling of your hand dipping into the Yukon River as you take 11 days to prepare and navigate, by canoe, over 400km of pure Canadian adventure, from Carmacks to Dawson City. Both the river and paddle experience are immense, beautiful and memorable. You and your fellow adventurers will take a step back in time and explore some of the places where the gold rush captured so many hearts and souls while sleeping under the Aurora Borealis at night.

Sign up for Fireside’s Artemis Women In Leadership Yukon Expedition where you have the space and place needed to focus on your own personal growth, interests and curiosities whilst having the opportunity to further develop your outdoor leadership skills, become confident in your Yukon river canoe paddling and connect with women like yourself. Artemis programs, 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: Coming Soon!
Ages: 18 years and over


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

Important information:
What to bring and wear
Facts about the Yukon
We rent out sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort

Fitness Capacities
If you are concerned about your physical readiness to attend one of our programs, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on people's abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed shared decision.


It's a Life Changing Experience


Fireside’s Artemis Women in Leadership Yukon Expedition Details

Connect With Nature, Nourish Your Body, Learn New Skills


 Artemis Women in Leadership Yukon Expedition Detail
  • 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. We give our attention individually pre, during and post trips to make sure you are ready and feeling comfortable.

  • Partake in basic Yukon wilderness and outdoor 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 the Midnight Sun

  • Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, orienteering, hiking and risk management

  • Learn to apply leadership styles and core competencies of outdoor leadership to your daily life

  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life

Expedition Food

 Wilderness gourmet cooking

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 for and prepare meals on extended backcountry trips, and how to cook in a “wilderness” kitchen. While on trip we will nourish our bodies with healthy and holistic foods suited to all diets.

Expedition Safety

 Yukon expedition safety

It is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have guides supporting you regardless of your comfort and outdoor skill level. Our team puts a lot of effort into planning, preparing and most importantly, teaching you how to be safe in the wilderness.



Life. Be. Adventure.

Fireside Adventures is designed to allow you enjoy and experience our pillars for adults – Life. Be. Adventure. in the wilderness expeditions and retreats.

Yukon Facts & What to Wear

The name “Yukon” originated from the Locheux native word "Yuk-un-ah," meaning "Great River," referring to the Yukon River that flows across the territory into Alaska.

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Tentative Trip Plan

August 9, 2018 – Takhini Hot Springs/Whitehorse Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (possible to leave earlier) Early afternoon arrival in Whitehorse. Guides will meet and greet participants at the Whitehorse airport Shuttle to Takhini Hostel

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About Our Programs

Fireside Adventures adult retreats and adventure expeditions are a perfect mix of a high level of professionalism, all-encompassing instruction and significant knowledge of the areas you will be traveling through.

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It's a Life Changing Experience


About Fireside’s Artemis


Fireside's Artemis Women In Leadership Adventure Series takes women on multi-day expeditions and outdoor adventures to pristine wilderness areas, like Yukon and Gambier Island, in an effort to release their inner Artemis (Greek Goddess of 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.

 About Fireside's Women in Leadership Adventure Series

We are the only company designing outdoor adventures to allow you to enjoy and experience our core pillars for adults - Life, Be, and Adventure in the wilderness:

Let’s be honest, we are increasingly feeling disconnected to anything real, while our phones, screen and other responsibilities are consuming our thoughts and our time. You know that participating in an experience that emphasises the preciousness of LIFE and allowing you an opportunity to BE your true self while partaking on an outdoor ADVENTURE, is something we don’t often allow ourselves. We are ready for you. Click LIFE. BE. ADVENTURE.


It's a Life Changing Experience