Pathways :: We have the experience

Trip Itineraries


This trip truly captures the adventure, beauty and spirit of Yukon wilderness travel. The rivers are all grade 1 (no rapids) and there are no portages!

Day 1
Meet at Whitehorse Airport at 9:00 A.M., and travel to Pelly Crossing for the official launch of the trip.  We camp on the Pelly River.

Day 2
Visit the Pelly Farm and then canoe to the Yukon River and camp at Fort Selkirk

Day 3
Spend the day sightseeing and photographing at Fort Selkirk, originally founded by Robert Campbell of the Hudson's Bay Co. in 1848.  Selkirk was the sight of a town in the   gold rush, as the Canadian government sent a company of the Yukon  Field Force to join the RCMP there.  The remains of the settlement make for an interesting day.

Day 4-8
Canoe the Yukon River.  We should arrive in Dawson in the late afternoon of day 8, depending on the pace of the trip.

Canoe the Yukon Together © Photo Joan Loeken

Day 9
Explore Dawson City. We will be staying at the White Ram B&B in Dawson City (the cost of which is covered in the trip price). Your breakfasts will be paid for but you will be responsible for your other meals. There are cooking facilities at the White Ram.

Dawson City
Dawson City on the Yukon River © Joan Loeken

Day 10
Return to Whitehorse, late in the afternoon on day 10. If you should happen to survive the trip and enjoy the experience, feel free to tip the guides whatever you feel they are worth, as you may be assured that any gratuity is greatly appreciated.


» services of a fully qualified guide and an assistant 
» all group equipment including canoes, paddles, life-jackets, and tents
    (You can bring your own tent if you wish)
» all meals on the river
» transportation from Whitehorse airport to the Pelly River
» transportation from the pickup at Dawson City to Whitehorse
» Two nights bed and breakfast in Dawson City


» transportation to and from Whitehorse
» meals and accommodation in Whitehorse
» meals (except breakfasts) in Dawson City
» any side trips before or after the trip
» suggestions for other places to visit or things to do while in the Yukon will be
    included in the information package, which will be sent to you upon receipt of
    your trip registration and deposit.

We are experienced in international adventure travel having traveled in most of Europe, Southern China, Africa, Nepal and India. We rate Pathways at the top of our list for the following reasons: (1) excellent organization, (2) knowledgeable outdoor skills, (3) subtle but very well practiced safety consciousness, (4) well maintained equipment, (5) good value trips.

Hugo & Diana Schmidt, California, USA

My friend and I had the pleasure of tripping with Pathways and it was a most memorable experience. We are both senior citizens and they went out of their way not only to encourage us to take the trip but to make sure we enjoyed it . . . knowing when to help us and when to leave us alone and gain confidence in our ability. We were so proud to have completed the trip.

Wilma Lambert, Washington, USA