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

Yukon Boundary Range Canoeing – Multi Sport Canoeing and Hiking

Yukon Boundary Range Canoeing – Multi Sport Canoeing and Hiking

  • Get a taste of the Yukon on a shorter canoeing journey – excellent for beginners
  • Wildlife abounds – see Dall sheep and caribou

A spectacular five-day Yukon canoeing adventure from Rose and Lasawa Lakes to the Takhini River!

Winging into the mountains on a scenic floatplane flight through the ranges surrounding Whitehorse, we land on Rose Lake beneath Primrose Mountain in the Boundary Ranges. This valley has one of the largest populations of Dall sheep and a good number of Mountain caribou.

After canoeing Rose Lake, we will be met by our floatplane and shuttled over the Primrose River Gorge. Landing on Kusawa Lake, we’ll camp on an idyllic bay with a sandy beach. Paddling down Kusawa Lake, we make our way to the Takhini River for our final day with a taste of whitewater for those who want it.

We travel from Rose Lake and Kusawa Lake to the Takhini River with four river days for a distance of approximately 16 kilometres (8 miles).

Prerequisites: This trip is suitable for the novice canoeist. If unsure of your ability, please call with any questions: 1-800-297-6927 or (867)-668-3180.
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Quick Facts

Cost: $4950.00 CAD USD
5% GST
Duration: 5 Days
Trip Type: Canoe
Skill Level: Beginner
Rendezvous Point: High Country Inn, Whitehorse, Yukon

Upcoming Trip Dates

Trip Dates To Be Announced

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The following is a tentative itinerary and has been designed with much thought to capitalize on the most scenic and exciting parts of the trip, while making time on other sections. You guides will adjust the schedule to make the best use of water and weather conditions.

Meals included:Breakfast = B | Lunch = L | Dinner = D

Day 0

Your journey north will be a refreshing departure from everyday life. You’ll fly over the largest expanse of wilderness in the world, pass through quieter airports, meet friendlier service personnel, and generally begin to immerse yourself in the wilderness experience that is about to unfold.

The scheduled flights arrive in Whitehorse throughout the day. Aim to arrive by 6 p.m. The guides will be making final preparations. Please make your way to your hotel and plan to rendezvous with your guides in the lobby of the High Country Inn at 8 p.m. for an orientation meeting. There will be a chance for last minute questions concerning clothing, gear, packing and other details.

Whitehorse is a great place to spend a few extra days – there are local day hikes, gold panning float trips through Miles Canyon, 4X4 outings in the region and countless other things to see and do.


We’ll meet in the hotel lobby at 8 a.m. following breakfast (not covered) and depart for the floatplane base. Be sure to have your camera ready!

We begin with a stunning flight into picturesque Rose Lake, an alpine beauty, hanging in a long mountain valley. Watching for Dall sheep and caribou in the surrounding peaks, we begin canoeing along the shores of the lake. Your guide will provide instruction to develop the necessary canoe skills. Paddling toward the outlet of the lake, we work on canoe skills and enjoy the sights. Any fishers in the group can wet lines in search of trout and grayling. The resident Bald Eagles will keep close watch. Our campsite will have spectacular views of the valley. After supper we can relax and take in the majestic scenery or hike on the surrounding mountain slopes. There’s time for both beneath the endless midnight sun!


After breaking camp we’ll continue our route down Rose Lake. Hard to believe, but the scenery just keeps getting better. Late in the day, the floatplane will return and fly over the rugged Primrose Canyon, through which the water tumbles into Kusawa Lake. After landing on Kusawa in one of the many beautiful bays we’ll set up camp for the night.


With the glacial carved valley of Kusawa Lake stretching out in front of us, we’ll paddle or possibly even sail our way down the lake. The surrounding mountain ranges and sheltered bays make for a beautiful day. Camp will be near the mouth of the Takhini River.


Now on the Takhini River, we’ll work on river canoe skills. This clear stream is known for grayling and the grand scenery continues. We’ll refine our river skills in the eddies as we progress. A final exciting rapid (optional) will greet us at our lunch spot. After a riverside meal,  we’ll drive back to Whitehorse and check into our hotel with time to enjoy a Yukon evening. Following showers, the group may want to gather at a local restaurant (not included). Whitehorse is a lively town and it won’t be difficult to find a way to enjoy the evening!


After good-byes and a last look around Whitehorse, we’ll head for home with a cargo of fond memories of our canoeing adventure.

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