Rentals

Rafts

Over 20 rafts to choose from including many models of Gomotex, Hyside, Achile and Rikens. All our rafts are self bailing. Rental packages include all the necessary accessories such as oars, paddles, life vests, rowing frames, aluminum storage box, throw ropes, cargo nets, straps, coolers, pumps, etc. Fire pans, which are required on most rivers, are also provided.

All-Inclusive Rental: $100/raft per day

* Kitchen setups can also be rented.

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Canoes

All our canoes are 17’4″ Old Town plastic boats. Rental packages include life vests and paddles.

$22 per day

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Kayaks

A large selection of whitewater boats including many of the latest models from manufacturers such as Dagger, Perception, Necky and Pyrhana.

$35 per day

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Inflatables

Inflatable canoes and kayaks are great for those fly-in trips to more remote northern rivers. Cut down on the cost of your flight by taking an inflatable boat.

(Rob Fin Inflatables)

$35 per day for Inflatables

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Transportation

We can provide a shuttle for your trip in our 12-or 36 passengers buses. Prices depend on distances, and vehicle required for shuttle. We go anywhere in the Yukon to help you facilitate your trip.

 

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Links to Air Charter Companies:

Air North, Yukon’s Airline; toll free 1.800.661.0407; website:  www.flyairnorth.com
Alkan Air: (867) 668 2107, web site: www.alkanair.com
Alpine Aviation: (867) 668 7725 or cell: (867) 393 1482, web site: http://www.alpineaviationyukon.com/
Whitehorse Air: www.whitehorseair.com
Yakutat Air Services: www.flyyca.co
Tintin Air: www.tintinaair.com

Links to permit information:

Glacier Bay National Parks: www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisit/rafting.htm
Kluane National Parks: www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/kluane/visit.aspx
BC Parks: www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/tatshens/
Yukon Parks: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/parksconservation/parks.php

Firth River: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/ivvavik/index.aspx

Champagne Aishihik First Nation: www.cafn.ca/

Wilderness Tourism Association Yukon: http://wtay.com/

River Name River Class Distance (Km) River Days

Northern Rivers

Blackstone River II ( class III-IV sections) 568 km or shorter 14 – 21 days ( shorter length requires float plane exit)
Bonnet Plume class III-IV ( + portages around class V rapids) 570 km or shorter 14 – 21 days ( longer version only requires one flight)
Hart River class III ( plus long portage around class VI canyon) 628 km 16 – 24 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Bell & Porcupine River class I-II 333 km 12 – 16 days ( To Old Crow)
Snake River class III+ 305 – 552 km 12 – 18 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Wind River class II 295 – 519 km 14 – 20 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)

Central Rivers

Ross River class III 159 – 219 km 6 – 9 days
Hess River class III-IV 495 km 15 – 20 days
South Macmillan River class III ( in the upper potions) 503 km 12 –  16 days
Upper Stewart (Beaver River) class II 350 km 12 – 14 days
Pelly River class II (large sections of class I ) 290 – 355 km 8 – 12 days
McQuesten River class I 123 km 3 – 5 days
Big Salmon River class I-II (sweepers) 355 km 8 – 10 days

South-Central Rivers

Wheaton River class II-III ( log jams, sweepers, braided ) 41 km 3 days (can get wind-bound on Bennett Lake)
Watson River II-III (mostly class I with one rapid) 18 km 1 day
Nisutlin River class I 192 km 5 – 7 days
McNeil River class III-IV 161 km 5-7 days
Yukon River class I 320 – 740 km 8 – 20 days  ( 2 sections)
Teslin River class I 370 – 786 km 8 – 20 days  ( 2 sections)

South-West Rivers

Dezadeash River class I (sweepers) 152 km 4 – 7 days
Kathleen River II (+class five canyon-sweepers) 43 km 1 – 2 days
White River class II (sweepers) 323 km 7 – 9 days
Donjek River class II ( sweepers) 448 km 9 – 12 days
Kluane River II-III ( at the beginning, the class II and then ending class I 498 km 9 – 12 days
River Name
River Class
Distance (Km)
River Days

South-East Rivers

Frances River class III (mostly class I ) 230 km 6 – 9 days
Wolf River class II-III (portages around class IV) 142 km 5 – 7 days
Hyland River class III  sections ( with lots of class I ) 224 km 6 – 9 days
Beaver River class II ( with portages of class IV ) 350 km 10 – 14 days
Upper Liard River class I-II 255 km 8 – 12 days
Coal River class III-IV 121 km 4 – 6 days
Jennings River class II-III 112 – 155 km 3 – 8 days ( if hiking added)

Big Lakes Canoeing

Southern Lakes District class I ( but big waves are common) 0 – 300 km 1 – 20 days
River Name River Class Distance (Km) River Days

All Fly-In Rivers

Bonnet Plume class III-IV ( + portages around class V rapids) 570 km or shorter 14 – 21 days ( longer version only requires one flight)
Hart River class III ( plus long portage around class VI canyon) 628 km 16 – 24 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Bell & Porcupine River class I-II 333 km 12 – 16 days ( To Old Crow)
Snake River class III+ 305 – 552 km 12 – 18 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Wind River class II 295 – 519 km 14 – 20 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Hess River class III-IV 495 km 15 – 20 days
Wolf River class II-III (portages around class IV) 142 km 5 – 7 days
Beaver River class II ( with portages of class IV ) 350 km 10 – 14 days
Upper Liard River class I-II 255 km 8 – 12 days
Coal River class III-IV 121 km 4 – 6 days
Jennings River class II-III 112-155 km 3 – 8 days ( if hiking added)
Upper Stewart (Beaver River) class II 350 km 12 – 14 days
McNeil River class III-IV 161 km 5 – 7 days

Please Note: Information provided in this chart is for comparative purposes only for potential clients of Tatshenshini Expediting Ltd. considering paying for the services of a professionally guided trip and is not intended to provide definitive information to third-parties regarding the challenges or risks  associated with travelling on any of the listed rivers.  Please do no paddle any of these rivers based on the river classification system indicated here without doing your own exhaustive information gathering, studying of maps, detailed route research and careful evaluation as to whether you group has the skills to paddle this river. Tatshenshini Expediting will not be held liable for any events which may occur to third parties using this information to plan their own canoe trips. All recommendations for appropriate skill level below  assume that paddlers are being guided by a professional river guide and are not applicable to groups travelling without guidance of an expert.

The table above is courtesy of Dustin Davis / The Bistro on Bennett.