Alsek 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.


Day 1

Make our way to Haines Junction and onto Serpentine Creek.

Day 2

Start on the Dezdeash River until it meets the confluence of the Kaskawulsh which is the start of the Alsek River.

Day 3 – 6

Paddle down through the canyon to Lowell Glacier. For those that went with the shorter trip option guests are picked up and flown back home.

Day 6 – 9

Paddle from Lowell Glacier to Turnback Canyon featuring lots of big volume white water.

Pricing & Dates

Dates: August 2nd to 5th, 2022
Cost: $4,635 CAD per person to Lowell Lake

Dates: August 2nd to 9th
$6,350 CAD to Turnback Canyon

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

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My wife and I and some friends experienced an awesome wilderness adventure through the skilled guiding service provided by Tatshenshini Expediting out of Whitehorse. The superlatives apply to first the scenery but also to the adventure in a pristine environment of unequaled beauty, the food, the people, the entire absorbing experience.

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