Tutshi River

One of the best whitewater day trip in the world!

You will see some incredible scenery and maybe even surprise some wildlife but in the end most of what you will remember is the most incredible whitewater.

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.

The Tutshi is one exciting ride, but it is not for everybody. It is hard to stop in the canyon, and “The Drops” are steep. There will be an option to walk all “The Drops” if you feel uncomfortable rafting them.

We provide wet suits, wet suit booties, helmets, paddling jackets and a lifejacket. Make sure to bring a snack or lunch.

Itinerary

Trip starts at 11:00am. Please arrive by 10:45am to change into your wetsuits.

From Whitehorse:
Drive Highway # 2 South towards Carcross; 72 kms
Keep going on Highway # 2 towards Skagway.
The Put in is on your left, 2 kms pass the railway crossing.

From Skagway:
45 minutes from town.
On your right, 15 kms pass Canada Customs.

Pricing & Dates

Daily From May – August.

Cost: $ 185 per person

$155/person with a group of six or more. For larger groups please inquire.

Prices are subject to change without notice. 5% GST applicable to all prices.

Tutshi River Put-In

Distances

Whitehorse – Put-in: 135km
Whitehorse – Carcross: 72km
Carcross – Put-in: 63km

“Tutshi is so much fun!!!”

This rafting trip was the best!!! We had such a good time and our guide was excellent. Everyone we told we were rafting the Tutshi said “are you sure you want to do that”? I was a little nervous but it was so much fun and very exciting. This was only my second rafting trip, the first was in Denali…

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