Yukon Water & Wildlife Adventure
A Day of great Yukon Activities!
Action. Excitement. Fun.
Start with a 3-4 hour self-guided paddle down the Yukon River in either a canoe or kayak. The river trip from downtown Whitehorse to the Takhini River bridge is about 18 km long and an easy low skill canoe trip, however enjoyable for novice and experienced paddlers. We provide you with all necessary gear and a detailed river map, so you will find us at the end of this water trip. Detailed instruction will set you on your way.
You will pass eagle nests, cliff swallows, shore birds, ducks and possibly some wildlife on shore. The river is both broad and lazy, and narrow and swift. The banks are either tall clay cliffs, forested banks or sandy pull-up areas. A taste of the wilderness within reach of the City.
Visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Wildlife Preserve.
Then learn about the mammals of the North. See wild animals in their natural habitats and hear about their extraordinary lives on our educational interpretative tour.
This 1.5 hour long trip features moose, musk oxen, mountain goats, Dall and thin horn sheep, woodland caribou, elk, wood bison, mule deer, lynx and Arctic fox.
The Game Preserve also hosts a contemporary research and rehabilitation program for insured and orphaned animals.
Takhini Hot Springs
Finish the day with a relaxing soak at our Takhini Hot Pools where natural minerals from deep within the earth fill two connected pools with hot water and will do you a whole lot of good after this day of activity. Feel the healing qualities of the thermal waters and learn about the medicinal uses of different minerals in this water.
A restaurant within the facilities offers gourmet refreshments and fine meals.
See more details about the hot pools at: www.takhinihotsprings.com
Pick Up: 9:30 am from your downtown Whitehorse location
Cost: CAN$ 185.00 + 5% GST per person
Level of Activity: moderate
Special Clothing: runners /shoes for canoe; towel, swim suit, flip-flops for Hot Springs
Length of Tour: 8 hours
Food Service: morning snacks, picnic lunch, mid-afternoon juice break.
Minimum #: 4 guests
Season: mid-May through mid-September
- Pick up and Drop off in Whitehorse at your accommodation
- All transportation between the activities
- Gear, detailed instruction and river map for self- guided canoe tour
- Interpretive guided tour through the Wildlife Preserve
- Entrance fee to Hot Springs
- Morning snacks, picnic lunch and refreshments
- Water shoes or runners that can get wet
- Water proof bag for camera gear or valuables
- Rain Coat and warm sweater
- Sunglasses, hat, water bottle
- Swim suit, flip flops and towel
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