Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham

Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers

Two Dramatic Rivers with Four Unique Options – Full Alsek, Upper Alsek & Lower Alsek, & Tatshenshini River

  • Each flows through North America’s largest non-polar ice cap with some of the world’s most active glaciers (see it while you still can)
  • Rafters are able to hike onto a glacier and float in an iceberg filled lake
  • Part of the world’s largest biological preserve
  • Bald eagles and grizzlies abound
  • Flows through the Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, to it’s denouement at the Gulf of Alaska
  • Great hiking with abundant wildlife and wildflowers
  • The Upper Alsek flows through Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and courses through a Himalaya like landscape
  • The Upper and Full Alsek include a spectacular helicopter portage over Turnback Canyon and the surging Tweedsmuir Glacier
  • They became well known in the late 1980s after a controversial, proposed copper mine and road in the heart of the region were stopped

These two magnificent mountain rivers carve through the ragged Coast Range to the Gulf of Alaska, passing through the world’s largest non-polar ice cap. The Tatshenshini and Alsek form a “Y” where the Tatshenshini flows into the Alsek. The upper portion of each is dramatically different, so you want to keep both on your list.

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Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers Adventure Trips

Tatshenshini River Rafting 11-Day Expedition – Glaciers, Grizzlies and Bald Eagles

The Tatshenshini is perhaps the wildest and most visually spectacular river in North America, and flows through the heart of the largest biological preserve in the world.


Trip Type: Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $5990.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $193 CAD park fee

Alsek River Rafting 12-Day Expedition – ‘Wildest River in North America’ Voted by Guides

Renowned for large rapids, Himalaya-like mountain valleys and glaciers, the Alsek is a wilderness treasure unlike any other – including the Tatshenshini.


Trip Type: Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $6110.00 CAD USD
5% GST $193 CAD park fee

Upper Alsek River Rafting to Turnback Canyon – ‘Wildest River in North America’ Voted by Guides

This is a shorter trip on the Upper Alsek River, renowned for its large rapids, Himalaya-like mountain valleys and glaciers – a wilderness treasure that’s extraordinarily different from any other river we travel.


Trip Type: Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $6110.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $50 CAD park fee

Tatshenshini Birders River Expedition

Add to your list the iconic birds of the St. Elias Mountains such as the Aleutian Tern and Kittlitz's Murrelet while rafting one of North America's wildest and most visually spectacular rivers.


Trip Type: Birding, Raft

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $6175.00 CAD USD
5% GST + $193.00 CAD park fee

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