Artemis - Women In Leadership

Yukon Canoe Expedition

Yukon River: Carmacks to Dawson City

Discover strengths and develop your authentic leadership styles. Bring out your best, toughest, most authentic self. Connect with a supportive and amazing group of women on this unforgettable 400km paddling journey through breathtaking mountains and shorelines of the Yukon River.   Achieve more than you ever thought possible.  Skyrocket your confidence all under the guidance of Fireside instructors and leadership course  

Women, we are tougher than we think we are. The wild beauty of the Yukon River will reconnect us to our deepest and truest selves. Our connection to nature runs deep. Since we were 5 years old, making mud pies with the focus of an artist, climbing trees with wild confidence.  Boldness, physical strength, vulnerability, and mental toughness, and determination. Yup, we've got it all.  Our strengths are in us to be discovered.

What is women’s leadership?

Fostering cooperation and meaningful action in others. Leading others through difficult times. Setting boundaries. Saying no.  And saying YES to the experiences that will help us grow.  Defining our own life journeys hand in hand.  

 It's our authentic self. It's about 'being the change'. And the world needs US to speak up and lead change, more than ever.

Artemis Yukon will bring out the leader in you.  It starts with an incredible adventure, and the journey will last a lifetime.

Limited spots available

Space fills up fast and there is a limited amount of spots per camp. All you need is a deposit of $350 and a completed registration form to confirm your place.

Program Details

Dates: August 09 – August 17, 2019 (9 day expedition, 7.5 days on the river)
Ages: 18 + years (co-ed)
Locations: Whitehorse, Yukon River, Carmacks and Dawson City
Rate: $2149.00 CDN * Bring friends to make it cheaper for everyone, that’s how the sliding scale works with our fees!

Includes: 24/7 instruction & support, food, tent accommodation while on the river, group camping gear, and canoes during the trip. Contact us to learn more.

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!)

Important information: We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and therma-rests for those needing extra comfort. We also offer a Yukon Barrel Package Deal - 60L barrel, sleeping bag, therma-rest, 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.

Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful outdoor experiences to all of our children, youth and adult trips. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection.

We are travelling through the traditional and ancestral lands of Kwanlin Dun, Little Salmon Carmack, Selkirk and Tr’ondëk Hwëch'in First Nations. For us at Fireside, these are some of the most beautiful and sacred places which is why we are incredibly grateful to travel as visitors.

Facts About The Yukon
What to Bring and Wear

It's a Life Changing Experience

If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.
— Sheryl Sandberg

Artemis experiences through adventure, share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colours, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.

This year, we are bringing a filmmaker onto the Artemis to capture the experience as part of a mini- documentary. Most importantly, we are encouraging multi-generational families (grandmothers, mothers and daughters) to participate as part of the unique Artemis and indie documentary.

I have always believed women have so many natural leadership qualities. They just need opportunities and access.
— Aja Brown
Yukon Artemis 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. 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 sunshine (be prepared for sporadic weather too);
  • Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, hiking and risk management in the outdoors;
  • Participate in the various discussions regarding women in leadership and how it is ever evolving in 2019;
  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life

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.


It's a Life Changing Experience


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.


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.


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.

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

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