Canadian Yukon

Join us for a journey of a lifetime trekking and paddling through Canada’s Yukon territory and experience the vast expanse of untouched and unspoiled wilderness of the region. Exploring the Yukon’s spectacular mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys you will have the choice to either trek or paddle in this truly wild landscape, while spending your evenings camped beside the river bank under the stars around a camp fire.

Scale rocky peaks and explore remote valleys with your fire group (approx. 10 explorers) as you reach out from base camp to complete scientific field work, media projects and look for the evidence of wildlife as you track moose, elk and caribou.


All of our expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience. 

Don’t forget that you can also earn up to £1000 towards an expedition through our Explorer Miles volunteering initiative. Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that rewards you for making a difference in your local community through taking part in social action or volunteering projects.




Expedition breakdown

Cost 2018: 3-week trek £2,600 | 3-week paddle £3,200 | 5-week trek & paddle £4,000 (excl flights)

Cost 2019: 3-week trek £2,700 | 3-week paddle £3,300 | 5-week trek & paddle £4,100 (excl flights)
Location: Canada’s Yukon Territory
Age Range: 16-25
Mandatory Briefing Weekend: April 13th-15th 2018 | April 2019 TBC
Debriefing: TBC
Visa: None required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: None required


5 week trek & paddle expedition

Make the most of all the region has to offer by experiencing both adventure paddle and trekking. Explore deep into the Yukon’s wilderness by canoeing the Big Salmon river through spectacular deep valleys. Scale rugged mountainous peaks in the northern reaches of the great Rocky Mountains and search for the flora & fauna of the Yukon.

Dates: 2018 - 24th July to 28th August | 2019 - 27th July to 24th August TBC


3 week paddle expedition

Spend 3 weeks exploring the Big Salmon river and developing your paddle skills surrounded by rocky peaks and forested valleys in the Yukon. Paddle downstream in your fire groups (approx. 10 explorers) making remote camps along the river, whilst exploring the environment and completing field projects. No paddle experience required, full training included. 

Dates: 2018 - 24th July to 14th August | 2019 - 27th July to 17th August TBC

3 week trekking expedition

 Sleep under the stars of Canada’s vast wilderness as you trek through the tundra and boreal trees of the Yukon. Scale rocky peaks and explore remote valleys with your fire group (approx. 10 explorers) as you reach out from base camp to complete scientific field work and look for the evidence of wildlife as you track moose, elk and caribou. 

Dates 2018: July departure - 24th July to 14th August, or August departure - 7th - 28th 

Dates 2019: July departure 27th July to 17th August TBC, or August departure - 10th - 31st TBC

Tom - Yukon 2017

I would encourage anyone even vaguely considering a British Exploring expedition, either to the Yukon, or to one of the many other incredible places they offer expeditions to, to sign up immediately. It will open your eyes to new possibilities, and give you vital world knowledge, as well as amazing memories, which will help you achieve what you want in life. Read more from Tom here.

Benedict – Yukon 2017

Wow. What to say about an expedition that has been incredible in so many different ways. From paddling down the Yukon river to hiking up mountains, this expedition has given me so many amazing memories. Seeing the Northern Lights three times (yes, three!) was amazing. Each one was simply magical. I would want as many people as possible to experience what I had the fortune to experience.