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 North 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 Secret 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 North adventure begin.

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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

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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Gill G.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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