NOLS Yukon Backpacking and Wilderness Canoeing

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Take full advantage of the remote, pristine Yukon wilderness on this self-supported 30-day expedition.

This course is perfect for students wanting to develop two distinct skills—hiking and canoeing—be out for a month without re-supply, and get the quintessential Yukon experience. With the diverse, captivating terrain, you’ll be able to focus on developing the skills to lead your peers in small groups.

With all of your supplies for the month packed into a canoe, you’ll experience true expedition river travel with weeklong backpacking loops that provide incredible views of the wild Yukon peaks and spectacular ridge walks. You may even catch a glimpse of mountain goats or caribou or get to experience the world-class fly-fishing.

After this combo course, you’ll come home an excellent camper and leader with an unparalleled appreciation for Canada’s history and environment.

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Location

Location:
Canada
Currency:
Canadian Dollar
Weather:
Jan-Mar
50 F / -35 F
Apr-Jun
68 F / -18 F
Jul-Sep
79 F / 10 F
Oct-Dec
57 F / -22 F
Airports:
Toronto Pearson International Airport
( YYZ )
Vancouver International
( YVR )
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International
( YUL )

The capital of Canada is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The majority of its land area is dominated by forest and tundra. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

About NOLS

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that will help you step forward boldly as a leader. We believe that anyone can be a leader; it's our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in...