Unforgettable Wilderness Tours: Camping in the Wild North

Let Ruby Range Adventure guide you during your next Yukon wilderness expedition, and help you discover the most pristine and remote corners of the Canadian Great North. What awaits you? Lakes and narrow creeks, fast water and tight bends, secret waterways… Unexplored trails to emerald alpine lakes, where the water is clear and cold and teeming with fish and beavers.

Exciting treks and backpacking in the middle of the vast tundra, surrounded by mountains. And, at the end of a full day, wilderness camping under midnight sun skies, with wildlife all around you.

If you seek a land expedition in regions visited by rare few, our expert-level hiking trips will take you off the beaten path. Here, we particularly recommend our Magestic Canada’s Patagonia Trek if you seek the true wild North. The tour begins in the heart of the Tombstone Territorial Park, where you’ll establish a base camp at a high and seldom-visited alpine lake. This tour is also designed to pair perfectly with our canoe-camping Secret Waterways tour mentioned below.

Of course, Yukon’s incredible nature offers not only wild, unexplored land, but also a myriad of river-paddling possibilities, many of which are remote and rarely explored. For a beginner’s and intermediate canoeing experience without expert-level paddling knowledge, we recommend looking at our Spirit of the Yukon – Pelly River tour and the Klondiker route on Big Salmon River. Both are remote and only see a handful of paddlers each year – perfect for a calm wilderness adventure.

If you seek a larger thrill, explore our canoe tours based around the Peel River Watershed – a region of over 43,000 square kilometres of pristine and roadless subarctic cordillera that is home to healthy populations of Dall sheep, caribou, moose, grizzlies, wolves, and peregrine falcons.

A short float plane ride (included) takes you to the otherwise inaccessible waterways. Our Wind River and Snake River guided canoe tours both require respectivly intermediate and expert level paddling and wilderness skills once the floatplane drops us off.

We will be paddling through the traditional hunting and trapping territories of First Nations, whose ancestors ran the same rapids in moose skin boats sealed with spruce pitch. Along the way, narrow bends will offer excellent opportunities to see wildlife along the banks and eddies, and we will find excellent fishing spots for those interested.

Expert-level wildmen / wildwomen will relish the challenges offered in our Best Whitewater Rivers tour and the Last Frontier Canoe Route. An experienced guide will lead you down exciting rivers with frequent rapids up to class III and isolated stretches of class IV and V whitewaters.

These canoe expeditions into the heart of the Yukon wilderness will expose you to some of the most pristine mountains and offer excellent hiking trips and relaxing hot springs along the way.

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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 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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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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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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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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