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Wilderness Cabin-based Trips

Hiking / Canoeing

Our home cabins are set in the middle of the wilderness. Located 30 miles (50 km) north of Whitehorse, Yukon, and 6 miles (10 km) across Lake Laberge from the nearest road, our cabins are reached by boat or canoe in summer and by dog team or snow machine in winter. We can hook up a dog team or leave by canoe right outside our door and travel into the hundreds of miles of forests, hills, rivers and lakes, mountains and valleys in our "backyard".

On summer cabin-based trips, guests can explore the scenic Lake Laberge area on guided day trips by foot, boat, or canoe, returning to our home cabins at night. Guests can build their vacation around their favourite activities, including:

Hiking with Huskies - Spectacular guided day hikes, accompanied by some of our sled dogs, who join us on summer trips as pack dogs, helping out by carrying the lunch.

Canoeing - Paddle the shoreline of Lake Laberge - intricate rocks, pretty beaches and hillsides, possibilities of seeing wildlife if we are lucky. Picnic lunch. Returning to the home cabins for overnight.

Boating - Boat to a secluded beach for a picnic lunch or explore some of the Gold Rush era history - such as the abandoned telegraph station and cabins at Lower Laberge and the woodcutters camp at Goddard Point (where the paddlewheeler AJ Goddard sunk in 1901).

Other activities include:

Dog Team Demonstration - In summer, temperature permitting, we hook up dog teams in front of an ATV for a dog team demonstration in an evening (cut-off temperature for a short run with the dog team is 15C - 20C or 60F -70F and above).

Sled Dog Training - In fall, guests may wish to join in the training of the dog teams, particularly puppies and lead dogs.

Lakeside Meals - In summer, most suppers and breakfasts are eaten at our lakeside picnic area. We enjoy campfire cook-outs, hot home-cooked meals, or picnics. (Lunches are mostly picnics during the day's activity.)

Fishing - Guests who have a fishing license may wish to try fishing in the creek or lake. (A self-guided activity for morning or evening.)

Rest day at the Cabins - And...there is always relaxing, reading a book, and just enjoying the wilderness setting....

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