Canoeing Yukon's Big Salmon River

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Price: CAD $2815
  • Single room supplement: CAD $199 (hotel & tent)
  • Extra for group of 3: CAD $735.00 p.p
  • Extra for group of 2: CAD $2150.00 p.p.
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy, 5% GST extra, all transactions are in Canadian dollars
12 days / 11 nights
Departure Dates:
  • NBS 01/2021
    Jun 27 2021 to Jul 8 2021
  • NBS 02/2021
    Aug 1 2021 to Aug 12 2021
Required participants:
Min. 4 / Max. 7
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Big Salmon River canoe adventure with Nature Tours of Yukon

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Whitehorse Airport and transfer to the hotel in the city center. The rest of the day is at your leisure. In the evening your guide will meet you at your hotel to explain the details, prepare you for your canoe trip down the Big Salmon River, as well as advise/assist you in packing your dry bags.

Day 2
In the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and we’ll drive to Quiet Lake to start your canoe adventure. At the end of the day, we’ll make camp and prepare dinner. You’ll have no problem falling asleep in this quiet wilderness!

Days 3 to 10
On our way to the Big Salmon River we paddle for two days on Quiet Lake, Sandy Lake and Big Salmon Lake. The fast currents of the Big Salmon River can change quickly to easily passable rapids or to slower currents. It may be necessary to portage, or line the canoes around log jams and sweepers. The endlessly winding Big Salmon River is lined by mountains up to 2000 metres/6500 ft. high. The riverbanks are overgrown by impenetrable brush and forest; however, you might spot moose, bears, lynx, or wolves, and you will often catch sight of beavers and bald eagle. If we’re lucky our supper can feature fresh-caught fish! You'll also learn a few new tricks of wilderness survival. After nine days we leave the Big Salmon River behind and arrive at the Yukon River.

Day 11book the big salmon yukon canoe trip
Our canoe trip ends at Carmacks. A two-hour drive will take you back to Whitehorse, where a hot shower and a soft bed await you.

Day 12
Today we'll make sure you will be on time for your flight home.

Big Salmon River - canoe trekking in Yukon, Canada with Nature Tours of Yukon


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Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers in Whitehorse;
  • All transfers and transportation according itinerary
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in hotel;
  • All other nights during canoeing in 2 person tents;
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages during canoe trip;
  • All canoe equipment (canoe, life vest, paddle, watertight barrel)
  •  All camping equipment (stove, pots & pans, dishes, tents etc. (except for sleeping bag and sleeping pad)
  • Emergency equipment (first aid kit, throw bags, bear spray, satellite phone).
  • Fees and licenses;
  • Licensed wilderness and river guide.

Trip Excludes

  • Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants;
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Trip cancellation and medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancellation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.

Trip Notes

  • Big Salmon River is a Class 2 river which means some small rapids.  Some canoe skills are required to navigate the tight passages around sweepers, log jams and log piles.
  • The Big Salmon River is a wild river in a remote wilderness.
  • You will be required to sign a 'release of claims and waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this tour.

Big Salmon River canoe adventure with Nature Tours of Yukon