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.
Do you offer equipment rental?
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.
How bad are the mosquitoes?
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!
Can I buy gear upon arrival in Whitehorse?
Yes, if you are missing something, you can get it in Whitehorse before leaving for your trip. We usually stop at the store for last minute purchases.
If you have missing items, do not worry, we have a wonderful outdoor store in Whitehorse.
Is the airport transfer included?
Yes, the transfer is included. A guide will pick up all guests unless they arrive after 10pm. For late arrivals/departures or arrivals prior to the first day of the tour, there is a complimentary hotel shuttle.
When is the best time to go to the Yukon & Alaska?
Summer season is probably the easiest way to experience the Yukon and Alaska. From late May to Mid September, temperatures are comfortable and facilities are open to visitors; cultural centers, museums, campgrounds etc.
How do I sing up for a trip?
You can book directly on the trip page on our website of contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-888-667-2209.
Can I come if I am alone?
Of course! Many of our guests are solo travellers!
Can we come as a family?
We are happy to have families on our trips! If you would like to book a private trip, please contact us to discuss the options.
Is tipping the guide required?
Most guests will tip the guide at the end of their trip. It is not an obligation but it is expected as a way to show your appreciation. Our guides work really hard to offer you the best experience possible and it is common practice to leave a minimum of 10$ / Day / Person.
Do I need insurance for my trip?
Yes, you need a personal travel insurance.
What kind of shape do I have to be in?
It really depends what trip you choose. Sightseeing adventures are good for everyone. Hiking, Camping and Adventure trips require a variable level of fitness. See each tour for details.
I am past 60 years old, can I join a trip?
Of course you can! All our trips are open to everyone as long as they reach the fitness level required.
Who will be my guide?
Your guide is carefully selected by our operations team. All our guides are well trained and have a wilderness advanced first aid course. We select people because of their experience and personality and many of our guides have been around for many years!
Will we see wildlife?
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.
Are the flights included?
Flights to Whitehorse or Anchorage are not included in our prices.
How do I choose the right trip?
It really depends of what kind of adventure you want to have. Start to ask yourself if you would like to sleep in a tent or in a hotel. Camping you can either look at Adventure Trips, Hiking Trips and Canoe Trips. Hotel you want to look at Sightseeing Trips, Winter Trips or Fishing Trips. Then it's all about your fitness level and your interests. Take the time to browse and read the itineraries to get a good idea of what's on the menu for every trip.
You can consult this page to see all our tours.
How big are the groups?
Our groups are generally between 4 to 12 people. The minimum groups size varies depending on the type of trip you choose.
When should I sign up for a trip?
Anytime you want but the sooner the better! It will guarantee the departure or/and your spot on the trip.
How do I get to the Yukon or Alaska?
Many airlines fly to Whitehorse on a daily basis: Air North, Air Canada, WestJet and Condor. To Anchorage you can use Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Condor, United, American Airlines and Icelandair. You can also drive to the Yukon by the Alaska Highway or the Stewart-Cassiar Highway from British Columbia. Both routes are spectacular and take about 2 nights / 3 days. By boat the closest port is Skagway Alaska which is 2 hours away from Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway or you can also stop in Anchorage. Coming from Alaska you can use the Alaska Highway or the Top of the World Highway (summer only) to reach Whitehorse.
As a single traveler will I be charged a supplement?
On camping, canoeing and hiking trips, we do not force anyone to pay the single supplement unless you prefer to. You can book a double occupancy room/tent and you will be assigned a partner. On hotel trips, we do not accept 1/2 room bookings. Single travellers will be charged the single room supplement.
Can I book a private or custom trip?
Yes you can. We regularly accommodate guests with private / custom requests. Please contact us to discuss options.
Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?
Yes you can. You only need to let us know and we will take care of it for you.