Yukon Whitewater Canoeing - Adult

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Yukon Whitewater Canoeing - Adult

Canoe the Yukon Wilderness

Paddle whitewater rapids on remote, free-flowing rivers in the vast wilderness of Canada’s Yukon Territory with a group of peers age 23 and up. Canoe past beautiful mountain ranges and arctic tundra in a land with few human inhabitants. You may spot caribou, moose, sheep, bears, and wolf populations from the water. Your two-week experience will begin via float plane to a remote lake in the Peel Watershed. From there, complete a short portage to get on the Wind River, and eventually converge with the Peel. Enjoy the long daylight hours of a northern summer as you engage with the diverse, captivating terrain.

Even if you’ve never been canoeing or camping before, this course is a great way to learn more about the outdoors—and yourself. You’ll begin with basic whitewater paddling, hydrology, lining, portaging, and river rescue skills. Advance to fine-tuned boat handling while continuing themes of map reading, teamwork, leadership, local natural history, fly and spin fishing, geology, weather, and environmental issues. Take a break from the water for day hikes in the remote Wernecke Mountains.

As you gain confidence in your canoeing skills, you’ll also build the skills to lead your next adventure. Practice good communication while planning the day’s paddling route, and learn to manage group dynamics effectively while navigating to the next campsite. Get comfortable taking on different roles to support a team, and gain insight into your personal leadership style. Return ready to lead at work and in your community.



2020 Dates

Aug. 5 – Aug. 18, 2020

Tuition: $3,500


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14 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

Academic Credit

2 College Credits
  • 2 Environmental Studies
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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