Yukon Backpacking and Wilderness Canoe

Credit: Stéphane Terrier

Yukon Backpacking and Wilderness Canoe

Take full advantage of the remote, pristine Yukon wilderness on this self-supported 30-day expedition. This course is perfect for students wanting to develop two distinct skills—hiking and canoeing—be out for a month without re-supply, and get the quintessential Yukon experience. With the diverse, captivating terrain, you’ll be able to focus on developing the skills to lead your peers in small groups. With all of your supplies for the month packed into a canoe, you’ll experience true expedition river travel with weeklong backpacking loops that provide incredible views of the wild Yukon peaks and spectacular ridge walks. You may even catch a glimpse of mountain goats or caribou or get to experience the world-class fly-fishing. After this combo course, you’ll come home an excellent camper and leader with an unparalleled appreciation for Canada’s history and environment.



2018 Dates

July 23 – Aug. 21, 2018

Tuition: $5,215


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Equipment Deposit
30 days
Minimum Age
16 yrs.
Academic Credit
6 College Credits
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Leadership Techniques
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Fly in/out
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Skills learned