The Teslin River trip is a scenic tour that follows the historic route of the Klondike gold seekers. It is an easy paddle yet it offers great scenery and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. We will also explore the many witnesses of times long past: Indian graves, abandoned villages, stranded paddle wheelers and more.
Date: July 3 to 12, 2013
Duration: 10 days from / to Whitehorse
Group size: 3 to 7 guests
$1980 CAD + 5% GST per person, double occupancy
single supplement: CAD 210 per person + 5% GST
- Airport transfer in Whitehorse
- Transportation by van as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Whitehorse and in tents along the river
- All meals during the trip
- Emergency equipment such as throw bags, bear spray, satellite phone
- Fishing equipment
- Local and experienced guide for the duration of the journey
- All camping and canoeing equipment: canoes, paddles, PFD, watertight barrel or dry bag, tent, dishes, cutlery etc. Bring your own sleeping bag and pad
Day 1: Individual arrival in Whitehorse and meeting with your guide for a trip briefing. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Accommodation in downtown hotel.
Day 2: The tour starts with a two hour drive to Johnson’s Crossing. Here we will put our canoes in the water and the adventure begins. After a few hours on the river we will pitch our tents for the first camping night.
Day 3 to 8: At the beginning the Teslin River has little current which helps us getting used to our loaded canoes. Later the current picks up speed. Chances are good to encounter wildlife such as bear, wolf, moose and eagle. Beautiful mountain views surround us as we paddle down the river. Camping in tents and eating by the campfire while under the midnight sun provides a truly unique wilderness experience. On our fourth day on the water the Teslin River merges with the Yukon River. Here we visit the abandoned telegraph post of Hootalinqua. Further down the river we will have time to explore more relicts from times past like an ancient first nation camp and a shipyard where paddlewheelers were put to rest. Our relaxed schedule leaves us enough time to explore, take pictures, study plants and wildlife, catch fresh fish for supper and enjoy camp life.
Day 9: A last effort on the Yukon River brings us to Little Salmon Village where we arrive around noon. Here we will be picked up for the three hour drive back to Whitehorse. We bring you to your hotel where you will enjoy a refreshing shower.
Day 10: We can bring you to the airport or you continue on your own schedule.
- Personal expenses
- Angling license (can be purchased in Whitehorse)
- Sleeping bag and pad
- Meals in Whitehorse
- Insurance: we recommend you buy adequate travel and health insurance prior your trip
Are you interested in relaxing at a cozy cabin on a secluded lake? Our wilderness cabins are situated at Dalayee Lake, nestled in the rolling hills of southern Yukon, not far from Whitehorse. Click here for more info.
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