Hiking / Canoeing
Combining canoeing, hiking with huskies, and boating with Klondike Gold Rush history, this trip offers a variety of guided activities to round out your Yukon vacation.
Canoe adventure begins on Yukon River. We begin from Whitehorse, paddling and drifting by canoe along the Yukon River, as it winds out of town towards Lake Laberge. We have a shore lunch or floating lunch along the way. For overnight, we make camp in tents near the water and cook our supper over a campfire or camp stove.
Canoe trip to our wilderness cabins and sled dog kennel on Lake Laberge. Today we paddle from our camp to our home cabins along the beautiful shoreline of the lake. We may stop for hiking along the way. Overnight is at our home cabins. You will spend two nights at the home cabins (with an optional 3rd night on Day 4 if desired). On one of the evenings, temperature permiting, we may have a dog team ride or demonstration (on wheels). The dog teams run in front of 4-wheeled ATV's in summer, if the evening temperature is approximately 15 C or less.
Boat trip to the abandoned Gold Rush era settlement at Lower Laberge. Lower Laberge was the site of a telegraph station, wood cutting camp, and Mounted Police post during paddle-wheel steamboat times. We also make a stop at Goddard Point, where the AJ Goddard sunk in 1901. The rediscovery of this submerged paddlewheeler made news this past year. While we can't see the steamboat itself, you can visit the site and an old cabin nearby. At the end of the day, we return by boat to our home cabins.
Hiking with Huskies. Today we spend the day hiking with some of our sled dogs in the spectacular area out from our home cabins. The dogs join us for companionship and exercise and also carry lunch in their dog packs. In the late afternoon, we boat across the lake to return to Whitehorse by truck/van OR you may wish to add an additional night at the home cabins and return to Whitehorse the following morning after breakfast.
Below is a selection of pictures taken during a trip like this and you will also find some impressions in the photo gallery.