Best Yukon and Alaska Adventure Trips

An adventure vacation that takes you out of your routine, challenges you just enough to make you feel stronger and fresher by the time you return home, and ensures that you see all of the Great Northern highlights you’ve been dreaming of – it’s not too much to ask.

Together, Alaska and the Yukon are so immense and offer such a wide array of possibilities for fun outdoors adventure that you’ll be sure to find the right combination of activities among our numerous guided adventure tours, be it dog-mushing, panning for gold, canoeing and hiking or more!

For those who want to experience travel in Yukon and Alaska on the original highways of the region, an adventure canoe trip is a must. The abundance of waterways in the region offers excitement to visitors no matter their skill level – from beginner to expert. As you paddle down calm waters or enjoy whitewater canoeing, our experienced guides will know to draw your attention to important landmarks and incredible sights along the way.

Whether it is the gentle Nisutlin River, the Classic Yukon or the rapids of the Bonnet Plume River that call out to you, you’ll surely find your Yukon canoe adventure among our Great North guided canoe tours.

If, however, you prefer to be mostly on land, our van/camping guided tours offer to take you on a variety of routes, exploring remote highways far from any cities. You will enjoy campfires, fine wilderness cooking in the middle of stunning natural preserves, and kick it up in Gold Rush towns where the frontier spirit lives on.

Ruby Range Adventure also offers wilderness tours for those seeking a more intense adventure experience. From trekking on Remote Valleys in Tombstone National Park to a variety of immersive wilderness canoe-camping tours, you’ll find an itinerary to suit your preferences and wilderness skill level.

Finally, for a different type of adventure vacation, take a look at our Fishing Safari and, let’s not forget, at our outdoors wintertime activities and packages.

Those trying to catch their largest fish yet will undoubtedly have the time of their lives fishing in the Yukon; trophy trout, Northern pike, arctic grayling and more on the menu! And, just as thrilling, our wintertime Yukon packages offer not only the chance for ice fishing, but also incredible snowmobile experiences such as snowmobiling at night under the Aurora, and dog-sledding through spectacular, iced landscapes.

Be it a winter trip, a canoe-camping tour, an intense expedition or more, an adventure vacation tour will be the perfect way to discover Yukon and Alaska, and Ruby Range will guide you every step of the way (Adventure is in our name!)

Let your Great Northern adventure begin.

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Alaska Yukon Highlights

This trip offers an amazing and affordable northern experience! It’s an extraordinary two-week road trip through the vast and varied...

  • Season June to September
  • Departs from Anchorage
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Explore Remote Valleys: Trekking Tombstone Park

Tombstone Territorial Park is a place where you can truly lose yourself in nature. The park is over 2,200 square...

  • Season August
  • Departs from Dawson City
  • Duration 8 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Go Wild: From the Rockies to Alaska

Wild, rugged, and spectacularly beautiful; what else would you expect from a tour that promises the best of the West?...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Calgary
  • Duration 24 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Gold Rush Tour: Discover the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Gold Rush Tour combines one of our favourite wilderness canoe trips with some of our favourite road-based adventures for...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 22 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Majestic Canada’s Patagonia: Trekking Tombstone Territorial Park

Tombstone Territorial Park protects over 2,200 square kilometres of rugged peaks, tundra, and clear mountain rivers at the heart of...

  • Season August
  • Departs from Dawson City
  • Duration 8 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Stampeders Route: Trekking Chilkoot Trail

The Chilkoot Trail is the original backpacker’s route to the far North, crossing some of the most spectacular and diverse...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 7 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Yukon Alaska Highlights

This trip offers an amazing and affordable northern experience! It’s an extraordinary two-week road trip through the vast and varied...

  • Season June to September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Yukon Fishing Safari – Guided Fishing in Canada’s Yukon

Canada’s Yukon Territory ranks among the world’s greatest sport fishing destinations. It’s truly an anglers paradise of pristine rivers and...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 8 days
  • Skill level None
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White Fang – Skidoo Active Program | Whitehorse

Come explore the Yukon and enjoy the beauty of our winter days on this comfortable adventure. You will get to...

  • Season February - April
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 5 days
  • Skill level None
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Yukon River – The Classic (Lake Laberge to Dawson City)

Travel the length of Yukon’s most iconic river in a classic tandem canoe. Retracing the route the thousands of gold-...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 20 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Yukon River – The Classic (Lake Laberge to Carmacks)

This is our most popular tour, and for good reason. Part one of the classic Yukon River tour covers 320km...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 8 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Yukon River – The Classic (Carmacks to Dawson City)

This version of our classic canoe expedition brings you the quieter and more remote second portion of the Yukon River,...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 13 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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The Klondiker: Paddling the Big Salmon River

For the intermediate canoeist, The Big Salmon is a magic combination: a truly wild and scenic Yukon river that is...

  • Season May - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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Spirit of the Yukon: Teslin River

Our nine day tour down the Teslin and part of the Yukon River takes you through a landscape rich in...

  • Season May - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 11 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Yukon and Alaska Explorer – Hiking and Hotel Tour

Yukon is a land of trails. Trapper trails, prospector’s trails, musher’s trails, the trails of famous explorers, and the trails...

  • Season May - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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Alaska and Yukon Explorer – Hiking and Hotel Tour

Alaska is a land of trails. Trapper trails, prospector’s trails, musher’s trails, the trails of famous explorers, and the trails...

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Anchorage
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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Family Canoeing: Nisutlin River

The Nisutlin River is a beautiful wilderness river nestled among scenic mountains, ideally suited as a first time paddling experience...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 7 days
  • Skill level None
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Beaver River: Explore Secret Waterways

The Beaver River is a hidden gem in the Yukon’s remote northeastern corner. It is a true wilderness river: a...

  • Season July - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 15 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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The Heart of the Yukon: Wind River

Of our three tour offerings in the remote Peel River Watershed, the Wind River is the one most suited for...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 22 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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The Yukon Explorer – Snake River

Accessible only by float plane, this stunning trip begins aboard a DeHavilland Beaver or Otter air plane that takes you...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 22 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Bonnet Plume River: Yukon’s Last Frontier Canoe Route

The Bonnet Plume is an exciting river for experienced paddlers, with frequent rapids up to class III and isolated stretches...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 20 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Yukon Experience: McQuesten River

This little-known nugget, just west of Dawson’s famous gold fields and the North Klondike Highway, is a genuine hidden treasure....

  • Season July - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 10 days
  • Skill level Intermediate
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Paddling with the Girls on the Yukon River

This is a unique take on our most popular river trip, tailored for female travellers who prefer a ladies-only experience....

  • Season June - September
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 12 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers

If your goal is to improve your canoe skills, or simply to pack as much of the Yukon’s whitewater as...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 7 days
  • Skill level Expert
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Pelly River: The Voyageur’s Northwest Route

Step back to a Yukon before the Gold Rush and before the steamships, and rediscover the original Hudson’s Bay trader’s...

  • Season June - July
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 10 days
  • Skill level Beginner
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Call of the Wild | Skidoo Active Program Kluane Lake

If you are looking for a real wilderness adventure that will bring you in some of the most pristine and...

  • Season February - April
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 5 days
  • Skill level None
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Hess River – Call of the Wild

Imagine yourself where only few people go, where the scenery leads into the remote northern wilderness and where you can...

  • Season June - August
  • Departs from Whitehorse
  • Duration 22 days
  • Skill level Expert
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F.A.Q.

What can be expected in terms of weather?
Our summers are beautiful with a lot of daylight. During June, July and August, you can expect comfortable daytime temperatures ranging from 12°C to 16°C on average. That said, mother nature can be unpredictable and you have to be ready for everything including rain, wind, and potentially snow as well as heat waves. Keep in mind things can change quickly and the best way to avoid any discomfort is to be prepared with the right equipment. To get more information about the weather in the Yukon you can visit the Environment Canada website.
All the material is provided except for you personal gear, sleeping bag and sleeping mat. We have a rental program for sleeping bags and sleeping mats but quantities are limited. Contact us to check availability. If you have missing items, do not worry, we have a wonderful outdoor store in Whitehorse.
Mosquito populations vary according to temperature, rainfall, and wind. Every year is different but if you bring a good repellent and proper clothing, it won't be a problem. Wondering what type of repellent to use? Take a look at this article to make the proper choice!
We strongly suggest a mininimum of -5°C comfort zone.
We recommend a light hiking boot or a good hiking shoe. You should also bring sandals or something comfortable to wear in camp.
Yes you can. Your guide will take a look at it during the pre-trip meeting to make sure it meets our standards.
Hiking time around 2-5 hours. Hiking length around 6-14km. Hiking altitude around 50-550m.
No you do not. You will need a day pack (about 20L) to carry your personal material on day hikes but your big bag will be left in camp or in the vehicle.
Since weight and resupply are not an issue on adventure tours, you can expect to have a very complete menu all along your trip. The food is nutritious and plentiful as we use a combination of fresh, packaged and dried ingredients to prepare our meals.Your guide will prepare the meals taking food restrictions into consideration.
There is a good chance of seeing bears from a safe distance. Your guide will give you a briefing on what to do if you encounter a bear on your own and you will always carry a bear spray if you wonder alone away from camp. In most cases, bears are uninterested to interact with humans and if you respect the basic rules of bear safety, chances of a negative interaction are extremely limited. If you want to learn more about bear safety in the Yukon, please consult this page.
There is a good chance of seeing wildlife all over the Yukon and Alaska. It is impossible to predict when, where and what you will see, but it is very unlikely that you will not see animals. If you are lucky you could encounter a Black or Grizzly Bear, Moose, Caribou, Dear, Fox, Lynx, Bison, Mountain Goats, Sheep, Elk, Coyote, many types of birds, and much more. If you want to learn more about the different types of wildlife you can encounter in the Yukon have a look at this page.
No problem, you need to specify your dietary restrictions at time of booking and your guide will take them into consideration for the meal planning.
Many guests have health issues: medications, allergies, chronic conditions, old injuries or physical limitations. It will not stop you from enjoying an adventure with us. Everyone is asked to fill a medical information form that will be used in case of an emergency. You can also notify your guide of any condition you think might limit you during the trip.
Helping out is part of the adventure. Guests are expected to help their guide with certain tasks around camp and in the kitchen when necessary.
We use a maxi-van (15 passengers).

Testimonials

Gill G.

Thank you all for your fun, energy and wonderful personalities which made this a great experience.

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Maxin & Colin

This is just a note to say ‘thank you’ for our recent wonderful holiday in Alaska which was due in..

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Michal O. (Czech Republic)

Yukon & Alaska tour with Ruby Range Adventure in summer 2016 was one of my best experience ever. Professional organization,..

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Korbinian S. (Germany)

Went on a trip living three weeks in the wilderness of the Yukon. Well organized and experienced guides!

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Sa C. (UK)

I have, over the years, participated in many unsupported treks and adventure activities all over the world but have never..

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Arnaud B. (UK)

Fantastic tour! I recently participated to one of your tours end of August – canoeing from Whitehorse to Carmacks guided..

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Tony J.

Thanks again for this great experience. We did the Snake river with Michel Lepage and it was our most beautiful..

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David M.

A trip back to the Yukon is being planned! Having just returned from the Yukon River trip which your company..

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Deirdre S.

I just wanted to let you know what a terrific experience I had. We had a wish list before we..

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Jeff A.

I use my ‘Klondike Rib & Salmon’ pen at work which makes me smile every time I use it. I’ve..

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Bruce J. (USA)

I recently returned from an outstanding canoe trip with Ruby Range. A lifetime memory to treasure! But sometimes bad things..

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Jennifer A. (Canada)

Such a great Yukon adventure we went on!!! The guides Benny, Simon & Jonas were AWESOME!!! Taking great care of..

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Martin T. (UK)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Ruby Range who helped to make such a..

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Maite D. (Spain)

We recommend Rubyrange 100% especially if you are lucky enough to have Korbinian Schwarz as your guide, thank you very..

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Jennifer A. (Canada)

The guides Benny, Simon & Jonas were AWESOME!!! Taking great care of us, with safety & fun the top priorities…

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Chris T. (UK)

Absolutely amazing company. The trip was well organized and we were very well looked after. We flew from the UK..

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