Custom Yukon River Trips

There are plenty of rivers in the Yukon we’re more than willing to cater to a river trip. We’re always happy to explore new areas. With our vast experience in river running it’s something that we thoroughly enjoy. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a river in mind that you want to cross off your paddled list. All we need is a group of five or more and we’re good to go.

Here are some of the rivers we have done in the past:

  • Big Salmon River
  • Coal River
  • Hyland River
  • Jarvis River to Kaskawulsh into Lowell, hike out for 5 days
  • McQuesten River
  • Ogilvie River
  • Snake River
  • Teslin River
  • Liard River
  • Wolf River
River NameRiver ClassDistance (Km)River Days

Northern Rivers

Blackstone RiverII ( class III-IV sections)568 km or shorter14 – 21 days ( shorter length requires float plane exit)
Bonnet Plumeclass III-IV ( + portages around class V rapids)570 km or shorter14 – 21 days ( longer version only requires one flight)
Hart Riverclass III ( plus long portage around class VI canyon)628 km16 – 24 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Bell & Porcupine Riverclass I-II333 km12 – 16 days ( To Old Crow)
Snake Riverclass III+305 – 552 km12 – 18 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Wind Riverclass II295 – 519 km14 – 20 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)

Central Rivers

Ross Riverclass III159 – 219 km6 – 9 days
Hess Riverclass III-IV495 km15 – 20 days
South Macmillan Riverclass III ( in the upper potions)503 km12 –  16 days
Upper Stewart (Beaver River)class II350 km12 – 14 days
Pelly Riverclass II (large sections of class I )290 – 355 km8 – 12 days
McQuesten Riverclass I123 km3 – 5 days
Big Salmon Riverclass I-II (sweepers)355 km8 – 10 days

South-Central Rivers

Wheaton Riverclass II-III ( log jams, sweepers, braided )41 km3 days (can get wind-bound on Bennett Lake)
Watson RiverII-III (mostly class I with one rapid)18 km1 day
Nisutlin Riverclass I192 km5 – 7 days
McNeil Riverclass III-IV161 km5-7 days
Yukon Riverclass I320 – 740 km8 – 20 days  ( 2 sections)
Teslin Riverclass I370 – 786 km8 – 20 days  ( 2 sections)

South-West Rivers

Dezadeash Riverclass I (sweepers)152 km4 – 7 days
Kathleen RiverII (+class five canyon-sweepers)43 km1 – 2 days
White Riverclass II (sweepers)323 km7 – 9 days
Donjek Riverclass II ( sweepers)448 km9 – 12 days
Kluane RiverII-III ( at the beginning, the class II and then ending class I498 km9 – 12 days
River Name
River Class
Distance (Km)
River Days

South-East Rivers

Frances Riverclass III (mostly class I )230 km6 – 9 days
Wolf Riverclass II-III (portages around class IV)142 km5 – 7 days
Hyland Riverclass III  sections ( with lots of class I )224 km6 – 9 days
Beaver Riverclass II ( with portages of class IV )350 km10 – 14 days
Upper Liard Riverclass I-II255 km8 – 12 days
Coal Riverclass III-IV121 km4 – 6 days
Jennings Riverclass II-III112 – 155 km3 – 8 days ( if hiking added)

Big Lakes Canoeing

Southern Lakes Districtclass I ( but big waves are common)0 – 300 km1 – 20 days
River NameRiver ClassDistance (Km)River Days

All Fly-In Rivers

Bonnet Plumeclass III-IV ( + portages around class V rapids)570 km or shorter14 – 21 days ( longer version only requires one flight)
Hart Riverclass III ( plus long portage around class VI canyon)628 km16 – 24 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Bell & Porcupine Riverclass I-II333 km12 – 16 days ( To Old Crow)
Snake Riverclass III+305 – 552 km12 – 18 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Wind Riverclass II295 – 519 km14 – 20 days ( shorter version requires 2 flights)
Hess Riverclass III-IV495 km15 – 20 days
Wolf Riverclass II-III (portages around class IV)142 km5 – 7 days
Beaver Riverclass II ( with portages of class IV )350 km10 – 14 days
Upper Liard Riverclass I-II255 km8 – 12 days
Coal Riverclass III-IV121 km4 – 6 days
Jennings Riverclass II-III112-155 km3 – 8 days ( if hiking added)
Upper Stewart (Beaver River)class II350 km12 – 14 days
McNeil Riverclass III-IV161 km5 – 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.

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