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WIND RIVER – YUKON CANOE TRIP

The Jack London Territory

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WIND RIVER – YUKON CANOE TRIP

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WIND RIVER – YUKON CANOE TRIP

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  • 2 July 2021
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  • 1 August 2021
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From 7825$CA (CAD) / pers.
carte-WIND RIVER – YUKON CANOE TRIP

Description

The Wind River is known for its remarkably clear, aquamarine water. A more relaxed route than other rivers in the Peel Watershed, this trip explores two distinct sub arctic topographies. The Wind River section winds through an alpine valley with meadows along the riverbank and the mountains beyond. The river flows over cobblestone shoals and sand bars. The paddling is fun and the scenery exceptional. The pace is easygoing. There is time to explore the area in a series of side hikes with straight forward access to the mountains.
At the end of the Wind River we enter Peel River valley. We’ll paddle a wide open valley to the mouth of the Bonnet Plume River. Just below is the extraordinary Peel Canyon. Sheer walls, big waves, lots of current and exceptional birding make this a highlight. The final run to our take out is past shale cliffs, gravel escarpments and big islands. Great campsites and a steady current make for a very pleasant finish to the expedition.
The Wind River trip is a good choice for those with basic whitewater skills, some canoe camping experience and reasonable fitness for your age. This could be a good choice for your first northern canoe expedition. A novice paired with a more experienced paddler could do this trip. Experienced whitewater paddlers will still find the Wind a great wilderness holiday in a beautiful alpine setting.

Highlights

  • One of the best canoe trip in Yukon
  • Discover the real Jack London Territory
  • Visit Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon territory
  • The Wind River is known for its remarkably clear, aquamarine water

Itinerary

Day 0
Arrival in Whitehorse - pre trip briefing with guides

Non inclus

Welcome in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada's Yukon Territory ! Meet with the Guides for the tour.
Rendezvous at 5PM at the Edgewater Hotel. The guides show us the route of our expedition and give us our first briefing on the Wind, water levels and upcoming weather.

Day 1
Whitehorse to Mayo, Charter Flight to Wind River

Camping

From Mayo, we get in a beautiful Bi-motor plane to the Top of the Wind River, the McCluskey Lake.
Wind River trip travels approximately 280 km from our starting point at McCluskey Lake to our take-out at the confluence of the Snake and Peel Rivers. First night under the tents.

Day 2
McCluskey Lake

Camping

This morning, we stay around the McCluskey Lake. The guide give us a Skills Clinic for the canoe and how to paddling strokes, maneuvers and safety procedures - We can hike the surrounding of the beautiful mountains.

Day 3
McCluskey Lake to Wind River

All set ! We can run the River. It begins by a short portage on path to creek which feeds into Wind River.
We have to paddle a lot. Fortunately the currents push the canoe. Scout & line down creek - continue past creek confluence.
We set up the camp on the edge of the Wind River.

Day 4 to 11
Wind River to Peel River

Camping

Down the river, all days long ! What a amazing experience.
Incredible scenery, hiking and class I - II whitewater - expect at least 3 days hiking throughout the trip
Navigate easy rock gardens, corners, gravel bars and swifts in the upper section
The current continues with more whitewater challenges caused by gravel bars, meanders and cliff walls

Day 12 - 13
Peel River to Take Out

At the end of the Wind River, the Peel River welcome us. Bigger than the Wind River, we paddle easily down the Peel River; there are canyons and good current, with some additional hiking potential.
The trip continue when we pass the confluence of the Peel and Bonnet Plume Rivers. We navigate the geographically stunning Peel Canyon. We delight our last camping night just past the confluence of Peel and Snake Rivers.

Day 14
Charter Flight to Mayo, Drive to Whitehorse

In the morning, we get a charter flight to Mayo and a van transfer to Whitehorse. The arrival is scheduled for the evening.
Overnight in Whitehorse at the Edgewater Hotel, final dinner (own expense)
Flights home next morning. End of the tour.

Note: B = breakfast L = lunch D = diner
Itinerary note: The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary for the group’s safety depending on the weather and general operating conditions.

Dates & prices

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Inclusive

  • Charter float plane flight from Mayo to start of the trip at McCluskey Lake - Same for return
  • Transfer between Whitehorse and Mayo on Day 1 and Day 14.
  • Excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 14 lunch
  • Custom expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • Best guides ever !

Non inclusive

  • Personal clothing and gear - a recommended clothing & equipment list will be provided
  • Travel between your home and Whitehorse
  • Any hotel accommodation and restaurant meals including Day 0 at the Edgewater Hotel
  • Taxes (GST - 5%)