Big Salmon and Yukon Rivers – Quiet Lake to Little Salmon Village
By Canoe – 12 days / 11 nights – fully guided
Suitable for the intermediate paddler
12 days itinerary includes the arrival and departure days
This is an exceptional, exciting wilderness trip for the intermediate paddler. Some canoeing skills are required as the trip, particularly in the upper reaches of the Big Salmon River require navigating tight turns in fast water with sweepers and log jams. There is one short portage on day 3.
On day one your arrival day, we provide airport service and transfer to your hotel (provided) for a meeting with your guide/s and fellow adventurers. Gear is checked and last minute purchases and adjustments can be made. You are also provided with a personal waterproof 115L dry-bag to keep your personal belongings safe and dry during the canoe trip.
The adventure starts on day 2 with a road trip of approximately 156mi/250km via the Alaska Highway and the South Canol Road to Quiet Lake. Nestled in the Big Salmon Range of the Pelly Mountains, Quiet, Sandy and Big Salmon Lakes make up the headwaters of the Big Salmon River. Our first camp is in the upper lakes and we start into the swift waters of the river on Day 3.
The total distance of the trip from Quiet Lake to the confluence of the Yukon River is 155mi/248km of which approximately 7.5mi/12km is in the upper lakes. It is a further 35mi/56km on the Yukon River to the abandoned Village of Little Salmon, our take-out point where we meet our transport for the ride back to Whitehorse via the Campbell and North Klondike Highways. Your hotel in Whitehorse is provided.
The evening dinner on day 11 is on us at one of our fine local restaurants or, weather permitting, a BBQ dinner at Kanoe People Ltd in downtown Whitehorse.
On day 12, Hotel pickup and transfer to the Whitehorse airport is part of the service.
Airport service. Hotel accommodation on day 1 and day 11 (double occupancy) canoes, group camping equipment including tents, all food and beverages. All required road transport. Professional and licensed guides.
Meals in Whitehorse except where indicated. Personal sleeping bag and field mattress (these can be rented from us $75.00 per person) Alcoholic beverages although they are allowed. Gratuities. – A list of recommended equipment will be provided well in advance of the departure date.
Big Salmon/Yukon Rivers guided canoe trip – 12 days
Trip No. BSG – No 1
Cost $2,495.00 per person plus GST 5%
(minimum 6 persons)
Single supplement Hotel and on the river – $250.00
August 12th (Sat) to Aug 23rd (Wed)
Kanoe People Ltd – P.O. Box 31149, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7
Telephone: 867-4899 Toll free (North America) 1-866-901-4880