Our Wind River Trip in 2023 was a huge success, this year we have Snake River Dates scheduled. If you are interested in a Wind River Trip in 2024 please contact us to plan dates.
Located in East Central Yukon Territory, the crystal-clear blue waters of the Wind River travel from its headwaters high in the Wernecke Mountains into the Peele River. The Wind River finds itself in good company as one of six major tributaries of the Peel watershed alongside rivers such as the Hart, the Snake and Canadian Heritage River the Bonnet Plume.
We will Rendezvous in Whitehorse, spending one night in a hotel giving us time to organize our gear and get to know the other members of our group. From Whitehorse we drive North to the town of Mayo where we board a float plane and fly out to McClusky Lake.
A short portage gets us to the creek which we line up to get to the Wind River. Once we have made it to the River we celebrate our hard work with days of paddling clear swift moving water, surrounded by mountains enjoying gourmet food in the evenings. Together we will navigate over 250km of river from McCluskey Lake down the Wind River, onto the Peel River where we will be picked up at a place called “Taco Bar”.
This trip is great for anyone looking to expand their river repertoire and explore a classic Northern River. The Wind is a fast moving river with no significant rapids, however standing waves and obstacles in the water require previous paddling experience.
We acknowledge that the Wind River and Peel watershed are the traditional territories of the Gwitch’in Dene and Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nations who continue to use and live in these lands. We recognize that we are visitors to this land and will travel respectfully.
Upcoming Adventure Dates
- Hotel accommodations for the first and last nights (double occupancy)
- Shuttle to and from Mayo airbase
- Charter float plane to and from the River
- All meals (from Dinner Day 1 – Dinner Day 12)
- Group equipment
- Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and helmets
- Professional guides
- All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
- Tents & Thermarests
- 60L waterproof barrel for personal gear
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point (Whitehorse, YT)
- Single supplement $650 (hotels and tent)
- Guide gratuities
- Sleeping bag