One of the North's greatest wilderness area is under review for protection.
A long time in coming, the Peel Watershed Region is under review to be protected. At about 68,000 square kilometres, the region is almost as large as New Brunswick and makes up about 14% of the Yukon. The truly remote mountains and rivers of this region are one of the Last Frontiers the North has to offer. Unspoiled wildlife with it's prominent residents like the Grizzly, Black Bear, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Wolf, Lynx and Wolverine roam these endless seeming valleys and mountain tops, unaware of the existence of human kind. Breathtaking river corridors like the Wind River, the Snake River and the Bonnet Plume River established international recognition for one of the last wild places on earth.
This delicate and sensible eco system needs protection, as so many other remote regions do, so we and future generations can see and experience the prestine beauty of nature.
The plan in development recommends protection designations for a suite of Special Management Areas comprising 80% of the planning area, where road access will also be prohibited.
“The recommended plan reflects the kind of large-scale wilderness protection which the Yukon public clearly expressed support for earlier this year in the DataPath poll,” says Gill Cracknell of CPAWS Yukon.
“The Yukon will gain worldwide recognition and respect for this timely and far-sighted conservation initiative,” says Dehn. “First Nations have been calling for protection of these lands for decades and now, given the overwhelming support voiced by Yukoners for large-scale protection in the Peel, the government stands to gain by fulfilling their commitment to honour the findings of the Commission and move this plan quickly into the implementation phase.”
Find more information on the plan and how you can get involved at CPAWS Yukon.
New Tours in 2010
Let us introduce you to our latest additions!
Bonnet Plume River | Yukon’s Last Frontier
Tour Dates: 01.07.-20.07.2010 and 29.07.-17.08.2010 (20 days)
One of North America’s last true frontiers, the Bonnet Plume River winds through the majestic Peel Watershed along the Mackenzie Mountains into the very heart of Yukon’s untouched wilderness.»
Hess River | Call of the Wild
Tour Dates: 01.07.-22.07.2010 and 29.07.-19.08.2010 (22 days)
Imagine yourself where only few people go, where the scenery leads into the remote northern wilderness and where you can prove your canoe skills on one of Yukon’s most exciting rivers - imagine yourself on the Yukon’s Hess River.»
Pelly River | The Voyageur’s Northwest Route
3 Tour Dates: June - July 2010 (10 days)
Step back in time and rediscover a Hudson Bay trading route while paddling the historic and mesmerizing Pelly River. This guided canoe journey will take you back to the uncharted Northwest of the 1840’s where the fur-trade was driven to reach the outer-most corners of Canada.»
Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers
7 Tour Dates: June - August 2010 (7 days)
Do you dream of paddling the best rivers of the North? Do you thrive on canoeing in whitewater? Do you want to learn how to improve your canoe skills? In just one week you can paddle three of Yukon’s most exiting whitewater rivers.»
Early Bird Specials
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Best of Yukon & Alaska | from/to Whitehorse
Tour Date: 05.06.-18.06.2010 (14 days)
On this roundtrip you will travel some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks Alaska and Canada's Yukon have to offer. »
Alaska & Yukon Highlights | Northern experience
Tour Date: 24.06.-14.07.2010 (21 days)
For a complete Northern experience, this trip cannot be matched. You’ll hike two national parks, Kluane in Canada and Denali in America, and trek into the Tombstone Mountain area. »
Yukon River Tour | Carmacks to Dawson City
Tour Date: 10.06.-22.06.2010 (13 days)
This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history. »
Traveling in a guided group reduces the enviromental impact in many ways. Not even to mention the carbon free travel on a canoe trip. » read more
Photo Contest 2009
We would like to remind our guest of the past season 2009 to send us their entries for the "Photo Contest 2009". The deadline for entries is Feb 15th, 2010.
So, if you where thinking about sending in one or two of your pictures you took on your tour with us do it soon.
You can send them along with your address to email@example.com
Details about prices to be won can be found on our website
Consumer- and Trade Shows 2010
Visit us at one of the following Consumer and Trade Shows. Arrange a meeting today.
ITB - Berlin
March 10 - 14, 2010
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Outdoor Adventure Show
April 24 & 25, 2010
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May 8 - 12, 2010
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International POW WOW
May 15 - 19, 2010
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