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NOLS Yukon

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Welcome to NOLS Yukon

Our campus in Whitehorse, Canada is your gateway to the Yukon Territory’s vast wilderness. Here, you’ll rarely set foot on a trail: instead, you’ll make your own way through the backcountry and become adept at off-trail navigation. With few established campsites, you’ll choose your own spot to camp each night. While you might go 30 days without encountering any other people, you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from grizzly bears, black bears, and moose to Dall sheep, mountain goats, and marmots. You might even spot a wolf, Arctic fox, or musk ox. You’ll explore unnamed peaks and rivers that are rarely traveled by anyone outside NOLS, learning about the gold seekers who swarmed this wild land at the turn of the century. Whether you’re backpacking off-trail in the mountains, paddling a canoe through a challenging section of whitewater, or mountaineering on craggy backcountry peaks, you’ll get to enjoy the unique experience of living outdoors in nearly 24 hours of daylight during the summer. And when you return to campus, you’re in for a special end-of-course treat: relaxing in the nearby hot springs. The Yukon is wild and rugged and free--a dynamic environment that will teach you to expect the unexpected.

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P.O. Box 20449
Whitehorse Y1A 7A2
Canada
Phone
800-710-6657

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The Yukon Territory is an undiscovered wilderness paradise with little development, few people, and pristine backcountry.

Located in the far northwest of Canada, this territory encompasses almost 500,000 square kilometers of pure, untouched wilderness, and you'll have access to it from our base in Whitehorse, dubbed "The Wilderness City" and capital of the Yukon.

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THE ENGINEER’S RETURN IN THE YUKON: PART ONE

POSTED BY: STÉPHANE TERRIER ON 10/28/15 8:00 AM

After his first NOLS experience, engineering PhD candidate Stéphane Terrier of Lausanne, Switzerland, was eager to go back into the field for more. Stéphane had already built a relationship with our design department thanks to the stunning photos he submitted after his first course, so we were thrilled to hear he had enrolled on a Yukon Outdoor Educator course.

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