Canadian Canoe Routes

canoing entire Yukon River
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Author:  scouter Joe [ December 19th, 2001, 7:07 pm ]
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WE paddled the section from Hootalinqa to Dawson City this past summer so could help out with that section . I understand that Verlin Kruger is doing the entire river in 2002 . They are getting together anyone who paddles a Kruger boat for this trip . There is a book called Yukon Solo by Karel Dohnal . He started on the Big Salmon and went right out to the Bering Sea . Hope this helps and happy planning . Scouter Joe

Author:  Guest [ August 14th, 2002, 5:46 pm ]
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The book "Wild Waters" has an intersting trip report from two girls who canoed the Yukon. They made it to about 70 miles from the sea, starting from Whitehorse. Not exactly planning info but interesting anyway.

Probably out of print but try a library.

Firefly books
ed. James Raffan
ISBN 1-55209-132-5
1986, 1997


Author:  SGrant [ November 5th, 2002, 1:46 am ]
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Another useful resource would be the book "Drifting Home" by Pierre Berton. He and his family went by raft, and around 1973, but few resources would capture the history of the river (Bennett to Dawson City) so well. Mr. Berton spent much of his childhood in Dawson and travelled the Yukon as a child.

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Author:  paddlenorth [ November 5th, 2002, 10:00 am ]
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I don't think anyone has mentioned "Reading the River" by John Hildebrand (he has an outboard motor, but you'll still want to read the book).

I saw a PBS documentary on some guys who built a a huge raft in Whitehorse and floated down the river. The show is memorable because they built a "river sail". I've always wondered if anyone has every done this in a canoe? (I'll start a new thread.)

Author:  kayakgoddess [ November 11th, 2002, 12:25 pm ]
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I've sea kayaked from Marsh Lake where the Yukon River starts to Dawson City.... plus some of the rivers that drain into the Yukon River, so I can help with that section if you need it.

To do the entire trip, you would need about 3 months.

There is an interesting video available by National Geographic entitled “Yukon Rush”, about six young Canadian adventurers who construct a homemade raft and float down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea.

Another good resource would be a book entitled “Klondike Trail“ by Jennifer Voss. I have used her book once, and though there is really good information in it, I found the maps lacking and wouldn' t recommend them to anyone. Mike Rourke (Rivers North Publications), who has booklets on many river routes in the Yukon, has the best maps. The information in his booklet is more of a historical nature and isn't nearly as thorough on the route itself as Voss’ book. Both books will get you to Dawson City.

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