Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers

Kayaking / Canoeing in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

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Do you dream of paddling the best rivers of the North? Do you thrive on canoeing in whitewater? Do you want to learn how to improve your canoe skills? In just one week you can paddle three of Yukon’s most exiting whitewater rivers.  The Yukon’s best whitewater rivers await you on this... Show more
Do you dream of paddling the best rivers of the North? Do you thrive on canoeing in whitewater? Do you want to learn how to improve your canoe skills? In just one week you can paddle three of Yukon’s most exiting whitewater rivers.  The Yukon’s best whitewater rivers await you on this exciting canoe adventure of a life-time! Three world-renowned wilderness rivers of the Yukon are combined in this unmatched tour.  The Yukon’s best canoe guides lead you on the greatest whitewater the north has to offer. After a week on these rivers, your thirst for real adventure will be quenched and you’ll take home a powerful set of whitewater skills for future professional adventures in the backcountry Show less

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$1,990.00
(CAD1,995.00)
Duration
7 days

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Getting to Yukon By AirCondor
flys direct from Frankfurt/Main to Whitehorse twice a week (Tuesdays
and Thursdays) between the middle of May and the beginning of October. Daily service is available to Whitehorse through Vancouver, B.C. via Air Canada. Air North,
Yukon’s Airline provides Boeing 737 service daily from Vancouver and
Mon/Wed/Fri from Calgary or Edmonton to Whitehorse, as well as Hawker
Siddeley 748 service between Whitehorse, Dawson City, Inuvik and
Fairbanks. (Note: Fairbanks service is on a seasonal basis). Getting To Yukon By Road Alaska Highway - from Dawson Creek, British Columbia (approx. 900 miles to Whitehorse) Stewart Cassiar Highway (No. 37) - from Kitwanga, British Columbia (approx. 800 miles to Whitehorse) Use our Online Directions Planer to get the best driving directions. Motorists are advised to check the Yukon Road Report
(issued weekdays) before driving these highways. The Alaska Highway, in
better condition than the Stewart Cassiar, is undergoing major upgrades
at points throughout its 1,388-mile (2,233-km) length.
Gasoline prices along the Alaska Highway and Stewart Cassiar Highway
range from approx. 95 cents/litre to over 120 cents/litre in remote
locations. Signs indicating the distance to the next gas station are
posted on both highways. Rental vehicles in the Yukon are available through Norcan Sales-Rental-Leasing (National Car Rental) and Budget Rent-a-Car. Getting to Yukon By Ship The Alaska Ferry System & Marine Highway
runs vehicle and passenger ferries between Bellingham, Washington, and
several ports-of-call in Alaska. To reach the Yukon, disembark at
Skagway and head over the White Pass, or dock at Haines and enter via
the Chilkat Pass.

City
Whitehorse
State / Region
Yukon Territory
Zip / Postcode
Y1A5M2
Country
Canada
60.7189651 -135.056258

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse and meeting of group members. We’ll
review the tour and introduce you to the equipment you’ll be using on
the trip. Overnight in a hotel.*Day 2: *The first day will be spent paddling the Wheaton River
(class II+) near Whitehorse or the Kathleen River (class II+) (*) near
Kluane National Park.  Both rivers offer spectacular mountain scenery.
Overnight at Campground. (* June = Wheaton River, July, August =
Kathleen River)*Day 3:* Today we’ll have fun on either the Kathleen River (class
II+) or Tatshenshini River (class III and a Canadian Heritage River)
(*). Overnight at  Campground. (* June = Kathleen River, July, August =
Tatshenshini River)*Day 4: *Travelling by van back to the Whitehorse area, we’ll
continue northbound on the Klondike and Robert Campbell Highways
towards our put-in on the Lapie River. Overnight at Campground.Day 5: Get ready for an action packed paddling day! We can
choose from several different sections of the Lapie River depending on
the group’s abilities. We’ll make sure you get the best out of this
amazing river with all its whitewater thrills. Overnight at Campground.*Day 6: *We will finish off this exciting canoe adventure back in
Whitehorse where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous
capital of the Yukon. Our city tour on arrival will point out all the
highlights of the capital of the Yukon. Stops will include the SS
Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still in existence and a
national historic site, and a visit to Miles Canyon, where famous Gold
Rush writer Jack London once worked as a riverboat pilot. Overnight in
a hotel.Day 7: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Inclusions

  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • 2 multilingual canoe guides
  • Canoes and camping equipment
  • Overland transportation
  • 2 person tents (6 nights)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
  • All meals on canoe trip
  • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse

Exclusions

  • Meals in hotels
  • Fishing license
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuity

Please Note

As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

Terms & Policies

IMPORTANT PRICING INFORMATION
All rates published are NET rates and priced in CAD-$. GOODS & SERVICE TAX (GST): All prices are subject to 5% GST. Invoices must be paid in their respective currency to the appropriate bank (account information provided on each invoice). We acccept bookings by mail, fax, phone or via this form.

PAYMENT PROCEDURES
Deposits: 25% of the total invoice is required 14 days after the date of confirmation. In some cases we require up to 50% deposits to confirm reservations.

FINAL PAYMENT
Camping Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival! Hotel Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival!

CANCELLATION FEES
CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER:
The following cancellation fee schedule applies to all invoices unless otherwise noted in advance. These fees will be noted on our confirmation.
Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation fees are based on percentage of the total invoice and based on the date cancellation is receives in our office.
CAMPING TOURS HOTEL TOURS
Anytime after invoicing: 25% Anytime after invoicing: 25%
45 days prior to departure: 40% 60-45 days prior to departure: 40%
30 days prior to departure: 60% 44-30 days prior to departure: 60%
No Show: 100% Within 30 days: 100%
CANCELLATION AND REFUND BY Ruby Range Adventure LTD.:
If the minimum number of participants has not been reached, we reserve the right to cancel a tour 14 days prior to start of the tour. You will be notified immediately and you are entitled to a full refund. If we or our partners are forced to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, like forest fires, floods, breakdowns, all decisions are left to the discretion of the tour guide.

LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
Ruby Range Adventure chooses its suppliers (e.g. hotels, carriers and other suppliers providing tour services) with great care. These suppliers are, however, independent contractors and Canadian Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.
For all activity programs (river rafting, horseback riding, canoeing etc.) in Canada clients will have to sign a “waiver of liability”. The non-resident tour operator is under the obligation to inform the client in time that a waiver of liability has to be signed. Ruby Range Adventure will, of course, always do its best to ensure the greatest possible safety for all its clients. Ruby Range Adventure can also not be held liable for changes in tour itineraries due to weather conditions, acts of God or special conditions beyond our control.
All costs that may result from any delays of passengers at the airport or any delays that might occur at the end of the trip are the responsibility of the client. Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held liable. Furthermore, Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held liable for the contents of any brochure prepared by a wholesaler or tour operator and any misrepresentation of our tours therein.
Should clients encounter problems during their trip they are required to contact Ruby Range Adventure immediately in order to solve the problem. Should a written account of concern be filed, it has to be sent to Ruby Range Adventure within 4 weeks of completion of trip. Claims received after that date cannot be considered.
An all inclusive acccident- and luggage insurance for your tour is very important and highly recommended. Please see your travel agent.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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