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Canoeing and Kayaking

Many paddlers take advantage of Whitehorse's unique position as a travel hub for reaching northern headwaters. With regular scheduled flights between Whitehorse and  Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Frankfurt, it is often more cost-effective to use Whitehorse as a staging point for a paddling trip.  Alpine Aviation provides direct flights from Whitehorse to the headwater of your choice and pick up, if required at the end of your trip. We are committed to helping you make the most out of your adventure. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent locally through reputable outfitters. We can provide you with information to help you get what you need for your trip.

As an example, the return trip from the Nahanni River  (Blackstone Landing) can be accomplished by taxi to Ft. Nelson and Greyhound back to Whitehorse for a small fraction of the cost of flying or land transport.

Note: All of the following rivers are between 1 and 2.5 hours flight time from Whitehorse, Yukon



72     Big Salmon
270     Bonnet Plume
266     Glacier Lake
265     Hess River (Porter Puddle)
200     Hess River -south access
250     Island lake (Nahanni River)
120     Liard River (Caribou Lakes)
min     Lower LaBerge - Yukon River
233     Moose Pond (Nahanni River)
100     Nisutlin River
274     Rabbit Kettle Lake (Nahanni River)
270     Snake River (Duo Lakes)
365     Taco Bar - Pick-up
268     Wind River (McCluskey)
115     Wolf River (Wolf Lake)
245     Keel lake  (Hess river)
282     Coal River
170     Jennings River
255     Keel river (O' Grady lake)
270     Mountain River ( Norsman Lake)
115     McNeil / Nisutlin River