Eco-Experiences in Yukon Territory

Just a short drive north of Whitehorse lies a calm wilderness that can be travelled through on horseback. Sparkling lakes, rolling green hills, beavers, fish and eagles wait for you to discover them, as you gently shake the reins of your horse and guide him across the moderate terrain. Choose between day rides and multi-day horsepacking trips, which give you the full wilderness experience, complete with safe campfires and lessons on how to pack a horse. Learn about the surrounding land and its history, and let the inner lonestar in you roam free.

Grab your paddle and feel the spirit and the history of the Klondike Gold Rush as you canoe down the Pelly, Teslin or Yukon River. See abandoned settlements, sunken ship hulls, and majestic mountains as you make your way through the main waterways that, over a hundred years ago, carried thousands of eager prospectors to their fortunes and demises.

There’s no better way to get to know the land you’re on than to don a pair of hiking boots and trek over it. Feel the call of the wild as you ramble through the Tombstone Mountains on well-established trails. Or, bring your camera and trusty stick and hike the popular and historic Chilkoot Trail, where you can still find forgotten pieces on the sides of the trail from the Klondike Gold Rush.

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