Welcome to Tatshenshini Expediting
The Yukon is a unique place on earth, our last frontier. As locals we sometimes take it for granted, but Canada’s True North is as special as the Grand Canyon of Colorado, the Great Barrier Reef or the Himalayas.
No where else on the planet will you see such pristine wilderness and a panoramic view of mountains and rivers. This is a land of rivers which moulded the country and its people.
Join us and we will show you the best the Yukon has to offer!
Including Yukon River Canoe Trip, Yukon Raft Tour,Yukon Whitewater Trips and Tatshenshini River Trip. Come on a Yukon River Adventure today!
Our one day trips on the upper canyon of the Tatshenshini River are run from June through to late August. This is an extremely exciting paddle trip (grade II to IV) and is very popular with both locals and visitors. The upper Tatshenshini is located on the Haines Road, a 2.5 - 3 hour ride from Whitehorse - an extremely scenic drive in itself. The cost of the trip is $125 plus GST per person, which includes lunch plus all necessary padding equipment.
Another one of our day trips is on the Tutshi River.
The Tutshi is a small, technical river located on the scenic Skagway Road. The trip starts with a series of small lakes leading to the headwaters of the river. The gentle river quickly disappears, as does the horizon line and you enter the heart of the canyon. The Tutshi canyon is fast, generally grade III, with a grade IV drop known as the Nozzle, which we will scout. Below the canyon we will paddle a section known as "The Drops", which is a series of grade IV and V rapids, with flat pools at the bottom.
We also offer three breathtaking and chances-of-a-lifetime expedition trips.Tatshenshini/Alsek Trip
The river of Glaciers and Grizzlies
Tatshenshini/ Alsek 11 Day Expedition: Rated as one of the top ten river trip in the world, the Tatshenshini is located in the largest preserve in the world which consists of Glacier Bay National Park, BC Tatshenshini Provincial Park, Kluane National Park and Yukon Game Preserve. This is the largest non-polar ice field in the world.
Carving its way through the St. Elias Range, the Tatshenshini has gained a reputation as one of the best rafting trips in the world.Our trips start at Dalton Post bordering Kluane National Park in the southwest Yukon.
The canyon run of the first day gradually gives way to widening panoramic views of the 15,000 foot-high-peaks and glacier-covered valleys. The long hours of daylight and the flexibility built into our trips allows time for side hikes or an extra day at iceberg-filled Alsek Lake. The scenery is simply overwhelming.
McNeil River: 6 days of pure fun!
The perfect northern wilderness river trip
The McNeil starts at McNeil Lake in the St Cyr Range, which is located about 30 miles north east of Quiet Lake. The trip begins in moose pond country, an area with plenty of wildlife, great fishing, a panoramic view of the mountains and ideal hiking. We will encounter many moose, depending on how quietly we travel, it could be five or twenty-five.
At the end of the Moss Lake the river enters a busy 5 kms long grade II canyon, with sharp corners and beautiful walls. Below the canyon the McNeil flows into the Nisutlin River, it doubles in size and slows down to a gentle pace until you enter the Nisutlin Canyon. There, you are in for 10 kms of continuous grade III+ whitewater. This section is great fun; clear water, well defined chutes and wave trains and big eddies where you can pull over to stop and enjoy the scenery.
Below the Nisutlin Canyon the river is fast moving but without the busy action of the upper section. The valley widens and you float through one of the highest moose populations in the Yukon.
The McNeil is a fly-in trip. We drive to Quiet Lake located on the South Canol Road and then use a float plane to get to the put-in. The take-out is located at the Nisutlin River Campground on the South Canol.
Alsek River Trip
The Wildest and Remote River Trip
The Alsek River flows southward from its source at the confluence of the Dezadeash and Kaskawulsh Rivers, through large glaciated valleys of the St. Elias Mountains. Rugged glacial valleys are home for wild populations of grizzly bear and mountain goat. Arctic plant life clings to the light glaciated soils. Sand dunes and glacial till provide a contrasting environment for the diverse and fragile vegetation found here.
Breathtaking vistas of large valley glaciers such as the Lowell and Fisher offer the river visitor glimpses of the heart of Kluane.
Our six-day trip ends at Turnback Canyon which was created by the immense Tweedsmuir glacier. You paddle through a gorge similar to that of the Grand Canyon with some large Grade IV rapids.
The four-day trip ends at Lowell Lake, thus avoiding the whitewater sections of the Alsek River.