Canadian Yukon

This expedition gives you the chance to experience the vast unspoiled beauty of Canada’s Yukon territory.

By day, you will trek or paddle through a landscape of mountains, lakes and rivers, track moose, elk and caribou, take part in scientific fieldwork and document your experience through creative media projects. By night, you will share stories around the campfire and bed down on the riverbank under skies filled with stars.

All of our expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone (there will be energy lows as well as mountain-top highs), but they are led by experts with an awe-inspiring level of knowledge - and a 100% commitment to keeping you safe.

The vast majority of young people return with a wealth of new-found practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

5-week trek & paddle expedition

• Canoe along the Teslin river - No paddle experience required, full training included 
• Scale rugged peaks in the northern reaches of the great Rocky Mountains
• Take part in a diverse programme of scientific study and media projects 
• Develop life skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, organisation and leadership
• The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award
• Work towards completing your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation

3-week paddle expedition

• Develop your paddle skills by exploring the Big Salmon river - No paddle experience required, full training included 
• Paddle downstream making camp in remote places along the banks
• Take part in a diverse programme of scientific study and media projects 
• Develop life skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, organisation and leadership
• The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award
• Work towards completing your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation


3-week trek expedition

• Trek out from base camp to explore the tundra and boreal forests of the Yukon 
•  Trek and learn bush craft skills 
•  Take part in a diverse programme of scientific study and media projects 
•  Develop life skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, organisation and leadership
• The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award
• Work towards completing your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation


Facts and figures

Ages: 16-25 
2019 Dates: 24 July – 29 August 2019 (5-week paddle and trek expedition), 24 July - 15 August 2019 (3-week paddle only/ trek only expeditions)
Briefing: 26 - 28 April 2019 (this is essential)
Visa: None required for British passport holders 
Vaccinations: None required
Cost 2019: 5-week expedition £4,100 (excluding flights), 3-week paddle only expedition £3,300 (excluding flights), 3-week trek only expedition £2,700 (excluding flights)

 
‘I would encourage anyone even vaguely considering a British Exploring expedition to sign up immediately. It will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you vital world knowledge as well as amazing memories.’
Tom, Yukon 2017. Read his expedition blog here.


‘Do it! It’s such a brilliant opportunity to explore, meet amazing friends and challenge yourself - all with a wealth of support and advice… everything I wanted it to be and more. I feel empowered to face the next stage of my life.’ Laura Wainman, Yukon 2018