Get Your Jam and Paddle On

“There is no ego when you are a ukulele player”
- Jake Shimabukuro


Imagine yourself in the middle of nowhere, breathing in the best air on the planet, canoeing down the majestic Yukon River and playing the ukulele under the midnight sun. This wholesome life experience is shared with a group of new and/or familiar friends.

“Flannel shirts, nightly music & jam, daily paddles and end of the day campfires are mandatory for any Fireside experience”
- J Willis 

This is you enjoying your own postcard moment on the doorsteps of heaven and of course you are wearing a flannel shirt to make it a perfect moment. The Yukon is larger than life and why we want you to experience it with us.

Yukon Ukulele canoe trip
Never say No to adventures. Always say Yes, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.
— Ian Fleming

Program Details

Dates: (9 day expedition, 8 days on the river)
July 27 – August 04, 2019
Ages: 18 + years (co-ed)
Rate: 2,749.00 - $2,349.00 CDN*
Locations: Whitehorse, Yukon River and Dawson City

*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, ukulele, fishing license and accommodation in Whitehorse and Dawson City. However we can connect you with deals and options for accommodation, flights and of course a ukulele.

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 ukulele to use on the trip and to take home with you.

We have a special discount offer with local outdoor clothing retailers in Whitehorse.

It's a Life Changing Experience

Fireside’s Yukon Ukulele Details:

Just do it for you and join your fellow adventurers on Fireside’s Yukon Ukulele 9-day Yukon River canoe trip and discover the wildness of the Yukon, old Gold Rush cabins and famous places like Whitehorse, Carmacks and the famous frontier town of Dawson City.

There’s something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down. It brings out the child in all of us
— Jake Shimabukuro
Playing the ukulele

It's a Life Changing Experience

  • Let’s get real – this is about you checking off a few items on your  "living the best of life" bucket list.

  • A perfect summer vacation/outdoor adventure where you learn to paddle the Yukon River and play ukulele, all within 9 days.

  • Opportunity to escape the “big smoke” of the city and connect with the best of the Yukon.

  • The ukulele and Yukon River represent our need for adventure, good vibes and a life of simplicity

  • Apply adventure and music into your daily life, career and future plans

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

  • Step back in time and witness the Yukon gold rush era while breathing in the best H2O on the planet.

  • Fabulous wilderness gourmet cooking prepared by your guides and fellow paddlers (yes….you have to help out as it all about “sharing is caring”


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 participant’s 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 in regards to providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the believe the adventure and learning on the explore the lands and waters 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.

Yukon Facts

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

Coming soon!

It's a Life Changing Experience