NRG No 1 -Nisutlin River Guided Trip – 7 days

NISUTLIN RIVER – km 69 South Canol Road to the Village of Teslin – km 1244 Alaska Highway.
 (7 – day itinerary includes the arrival and departure days)

Trip No. NRG No 1

The Nisutlin River originates in the Pelly and St Cyr Mountains of South-Eastern Yukon and flows in a generally southerly direction to where it empties into Nisutlin Bay.  We do mean ‘general’ as, on its sally towards the delta in Nisutlin Bay, it twists, turns and deviates from this heading constantly until, at times, the re-appearance of distant landmarks gives you the distinct impression that you are paddling in a circle. The Nisutlin is a major tributary to Teslin Lake. The name is believed to be an early Tlingit word meaning “quiet water” and was probably first applied to the large and beautiful Nisutlin Bay, which empties into 120km long Teslin Lake.

On day two, our trip starts by road from Whitehorse via the Alaska Highway to Johnsons Crossing and from there north to km 69 of the South Canol Road, approximately 200km (125 mi). The Canol is a summer-only road and was originally built in the early 1940s during WWII, along with a pipeline stretching from Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories to a hastily built refinery in Whitehorse. It joins the Alaska Highway at Johnsons Crossing. “CANOL” was the army’s abbreviation for “Canadian Oil.”

Our canoe trip to the Village of Teslin is approximately 130km. This includes the length of Nisutlin Bay. It is an ideal and leisurely trip for those with basic canoeing and camping skills. Wildlife is abundant, and fishing for northern pike or the arctic grayling is part of the activities. The Wolf River valley, which we pass along the way is considered one of the most populated areas for the large northern moose.

Day 6 brings us to the Village of Teslin, home of the Teslin Tlingit first nation. We get picked up by the Kanoe People van and return to Whitehorse via the Alaska Highway – (approx. 160km.)  Tonight’s dinner at a local restaurant is our treat.

Your itinerary includes:

Airport service, hotel accommodation on Day 1 and Day 6 (double occupancy), all food, beverages, canoes or kayaks (your choice), accommodation in tents (double occupancy),  all camping equipment while on the river trip and all required road transportation.

We do not include:

Meals in Whitehorse except where indicated. Personal sleeping bag and field mattress (these may be rented from us), alcoholic beverages although they are allowed.
A list of personal equipment is supplied well in advance of the scheduled departure date.

Cost $2,195.00 per person
Six person minimum
2024 Trip dates

August 18 (Sun) to August 24 (Sat)
Custom dates are also available. Please contact us.

To reserve this tour package please use our secure RESERVATION form.

Kanoe People Ltd – P.O. Box 31149, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7
Telephone: 867-668-4899