Yukan Canoe Yukon's Paddlesport Instruction Experts

Yukan Canoes’ focus is to provide our students with high quality paddlesport instruction so that they  can enjoy the potential, fun and adventure that paddling can offer.  Yukan Canoe is well known for our emphasis on safety, and skill progressions. The Yukon has thousands of miles of pristine Rivers and Lakes ready for you to explore. Taking a Yukan Canoe paddling course will help you safely prepare for your next paddling Adventure.

We offer a wide range of programs including Tandem & Solo Canoes, Whitewater & Sea Kayaks, Packrafting and Rescue Courses from Flatwater to Moving Water to Whitewater.

We are a small Yukon based company with an intimate knowledge of the Yukon’s waterways. Yukan Canoe began in 1999 as Jane & Trevor’s Adventure Network.  We have taught 1000’s of students over the past 23 seasons. We have grown to become one of Canada’s top PaddleSport Instruction businesses.

Our instructors hold certification from Paddle Canada, American Canoe Association or similar agency and have extensive first aid and Swift Water rescue training.

Canada was built with the canoe and is an integral part of our land. We take pride in watching our students succeed and connect with the water, opening new doors of potential expression.

canoeing group with instructors lapie river extravaganza

Popular Courses

yukon canoeing
Our flagship canoe course. Students will be introduced to moving water fundamentals that are building blocks  for all future paddling you will do.  This is the place to start if you have never taken a canoe course, even if you have paddled all your life. We make sure everyone leaves w...
whitewater canoeing course
Are you wanting to join the exciting world of whitewater canoeing?  If so this is the course for you. We review the fundamentals from Intro to Moving Water and build on them. You will gain control and confidence in your canoeing skills and prepare yourself for your summer canoe journey...
lapie river extravaganza
Your skills and confidence will soar. Catch every eddy and surf every wave. The Lapie River is the best river in the Yukon for learning whitewater. We have many options of runs choose on the Lapie, Ross and Ketza Rivers as well as local lakes. Each course is tailored to...
This course is designed to provide you will the skills to solo a regular tandem canoe on moving water such as the Yukon, Teslin or Takhini Rivers. Perfect for those that want to paddle  solo on an extended paddle trip. We will cover...
swift water rescue training

Swift Water Rescue

$425+ GST

Course is run over 2 evenings and 2 full days or 3 full days Custom dates may be available. Skills include: Hydrology, Rescue Equipment, Swimming, Wading, z-drags and rescues, sweepers, unpinning of canoes, cinches, knots, live bait rescues. This swift water rescue cour...
Karl in Alpacka packraft

Packraft 101

$225 + GST

Packrafting in the latest newest craze in Paddlesports. Packrafts are lightweight, highly manoeuvrable, fun and forgiving personal watercraft. They open up new country for your next paddling adventure. They allow you to hike  or bike into a river or lake and paddle out.  Packrafts pac...

Our focus is to provide students with high quality instruction

Our passion is paddling and sharing that passion with you. Our courses are run in a safe, supportive and fun environment that optimizes your learning.  We focus on helping you learn good technique so you are confident in your skills and ready for your own paddling Adventure.

We also rent canoes, kayaks and voyageur canoes as well as drysuits.

We can provide custom courses for your group or community in your community.

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