Yukon Outdoor Educator

Credit: Kevin Markham

Yukon Outdoor Educator

This 30-day expedition for practicing and aspiring outdoor educators combines the skills of wilderness backpacking with northern whitewater canoeing in Canada's Yukon Territory. A remote Yukon mountain range is the perfect classroom for developing the skills of the backcountry professional. You'll find an abundance of mountain wildlife amidst the alpine wildflowers and chest-high forests of dwarf birch and willow. While learning the hiking and camping skills needed to manage groups in the remote backcountry, you'll also spend time on technical canoeing skills, teaching techniques, and river rescue concepts. After a month in the rugged mountains and on the river, you'll have a powerful set of water and mountain skills for future professional and personal adventures in the backcountry.



2018 Dates

July 25 – Aug. 23, 2018

Tuition: $4,650


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Equipment Deposit
30 days
Minimum Age
21 yrs.
Academic Credit
6 College Credits
  • 2 Environmental Studies
  • 2 Risk Management
  • 2 Outdoor Educator

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



Additional Details


Designed for those currently working in, studying or planning to enter the field of outdoor education.