A suprised black bear on the banks of Yukon River, August 2017, between Big Salmon River and Carmacks.
We were in our canoes, just floating and most of us sleeping, drifting aimlessly towards the shore, until we were less than 5m away from the bear.
Confused, because he probably never saw a human before, he slowly turned around, raised his paw in befuddlement and climbed back into the forest.
Thanks to our group member and Journalist Phillippe for taking the risk to get this amazing close-up photo!
Our Yukon River: The Classic (Lake Laberge to Dawson City) Tour is A Canadian Signature Experience
With a small group and experienced guide, you will paddle all of the 730 kilometres between Whitehorse and Dawson City, travelling more than two weeks through a wilderness of Yukon proportions.
This is our most popular tour, and for good reason. Part one of the classic Yukon River tour covers 320km of this iconic river, beginning near the territorial capital and ending at the town of Carmacks. Whitehorse is serviced by transatlantic charters and has regular connections with international airports in the south, making it the ideal starting point for the tour. #rubyrange#wilderness#whitehorse#yukon#wildlife#TravelYukon
Our Alaska and Yukon Explorer tour gives you a sampling of all the best hikes throughout Alaska and Canada’s Yukon in an incredible two-week road trip. Our itinerary puts you on foot in the middle of it all, featuring visits to Denali National Park, the Coast Mountains, the far northern tundra, and the best of the coastal fjords in the company of an experienced guide and a small group #rubyrange#wilderness#whitehorse#yukon#wildlife#TravelYukon