Trips › The Yukoner

This is a guide favourite! Over 4 days we will show you exactly why Whitehorse is our home. This gem of a northern city is a base camp for paddling, alpine hiking and trail biking. It’s time to act like a local!

This multi-activity 4 day trip taps into some of our favourite spots and activities while showing you how to act like a local! With almost constant day light, you will be amazed at the energy you will have and all the fun activities we can accomplish in a seemingly never ending day.

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$1250

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Details

  • Total 4 days, 4 nights
  • 2014 dates coming soon
  • Group size: Maximum at 6 guests, double occupancy.

What's Included:

  • English/French speaking local Yukon guide
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • 4 nights yurt accommodation
  • Cycling on Grey Mountain and Mount McIntyre
  • Canoeing on the Yukon River
  • Hiking in Kluane National Park
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks as outlined in itinerary
  • Boréale t-shirt

What's Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal equipment (including bikes)
  • Miscellaneous expenses ‐ drinks and souvenirs etc.

What to Bring: Summers in the Yukon are generally quite temperate and it is a semi-arid environment, meaning we don’t really receive a lot of rain. Average temperatures range from day time highs of approximately 20°C/65°F to possible night time lows of 5°C/40°F. Clothing: We love layers and recommend people bring a rain jacket, fleece jacket and comfortable clothes for lounging around the yurts after a day’s ride. On Bike: For riding, we recommend people bring their usual cycling attire such as shoes, padded bike shorts, shorts, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts & pants, wind breaker, full fingered cycling gloves, sunglasses, and a backpack or hydration pack. We do have a limited supply of full suspension Norco Fluids available for rent for our package clients. They are rented for an additional $40.00 CAD per day.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Overlooking Whitehorse and beyond, our local Grey Mountain trail network is a mountain biking paradise. The trails gently swoop up and down, weaving through the boreal forest. Spectacular views of the Whitehorse valley and the coastal mountains near Carcross accompany us throughout the ride.

Day 2 After a delicious breakfast we will head out for a paddle on the famous Yukon River. After we float past and explore the historical Canyon City from Gold Rush days of yore, we will make our way through the scenic Miles Canyon to our end destination of Schwatka Lake.

Day 3 Today we explore the Canadian jewel, Kluane National Park. Kluane is home to the mighty Mount Logan and the St. Elias mountain range, which showcases Canada’s top 5 highest peaks. We will cruise Kathleen Lake accompanied by a local First Nation elder who share his stories of the surrounding shores. Once back on shore, we connect with a gorgeous hiking trail with amazing views. Kluane National Park is a wild and stunningly beautiful area in our world and we are thrilled to share it with you!

Day 4 We will start in the alpine of Mount McIntyre, admiring the views of the Whitehorse valley and towards Fish Lake. We can even see all the way to Lake Laberge, the lake made famous in the Robert Service poem The Cremation of Sam McGee. As we start the descent back to Whitehorse, we will ride through many different ecosystems, starting in the alpine right down to the valley floor.

Day 5 After our final breakfast and delicious Midnight Sun coffee to go, your guide will transport you back to the airport in time to catch your flight back to reality!

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Trip Deals

Our company has a special airfare deal with Air North, Yukon's Airline, making the total trip price $435 CAD from Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton-Whitehorse return with an extra $25 per direction for bicycle transport, payable at check in counter. This airfare deal needs to be booked via Boréale Explorers. The dates shown are for the LAND ONLY itinerary, joining in Whitehorse. For clients making their own flight arrangements, Whitehorse International airport (YXY) is our local airport.
 Whitehorse International Airport is serviced daily from Vancouver, BC through Air North, Yukon’s Airline and Air Canada. For European departures, Condor flies direct from Frankfurt, Germany to Whitehorse, Yukon on Sundays throughout the 2012 summer.