yukon rivers

We have selected these rivers for their history, wildlife and scenic landscapes. You will be paddlingwilderness rivers, suitable for novices yet will satisfy the experienced paddler.

In 1898 – the year of the Klondike Gold Rush — it seemed that everyone was heading to the Yukon to seek his fortune. Today, abandoned settlements and sunken ship hulls recall the era of goldrushers, paddlewheelers, and settlers as they made their way up and down the Teslin, Pelly andYukon Rivers.

The rivers have since returned to their natural states. Shorelands and islands are covered in aspen, birch and poplar and offer excellent campsites. Muskrat, beaver, fox, wolf, bear, eagle, trumpeter swan, along with large populations of migrant waterfowl call the rivers home.

The current in the rivers allows for a relaxed pace, leaving plenty of time to drift, explore, and enjoy the experience, and all against the backdrop of Yukon’s fabulous scenery. Many who have paddled these rivers feel a certain thrill of discovery, a thrill that must have been present for the earliest explorers. And those who choose to paddle into Dawson City, can easily imagine the excitement that permeated the Klondike goldrushers as they approached the end of their long journey and the beginning of their dream of riches.

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