Yukon's Paddle Instruction Experts

Details for evening clinics, special promotions, outfitting evening and regular paddles on the Wheaton River and at the Intake. If you need certification, instructor, or custom courses please contact us. Dry suit and outfitted canoes available for rent. 

Intro to Moving Water
Intro to Moving Water
$199 +GST                                                                                                                                                                    Learn all the fundamentals of Moving Water Canoeing. Course

Our flagship course. Students will be introduced to moving water fundamentals.
In this 2 ½ day course you will learn canoe strokes, equipment, front & back ferries, eddy turns,
reading the river and canoe safety. Course runs Thurs or Friday evening on Flatwater 6:30-10pm.
All day Saturday Yukon River,  Sunday on the Takhini River. All equipment is provided with the exception of footwear. 

We provide wet suits free of charge or we rent out Drysuits for the course.

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Level 2 Moving Water 
Level 2 Moving Water
$299+GST                                                                                                                                                                           We build on Intro Moving Water in more challenging water.

If you want to learn to paddle whitewater 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 you summer canoe journey.
Course runs Thursday or Friday  evening 6:30-10pm on Flatwater, All day Saturday on the Takhini River and Sunday
on the Wheaton River.


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Lapie River Extravaganza 

Lapie River Extravaganza
$495 +GST

Yukon’s Premier Whitewater Canoe Course. 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 the class to insure optimal learning. We have been using this location for 20years and know it very well. We have many repeat customers for this course and it’s more of an experience than a course.

Course runs over 4 days based out of the Ross River area. We provide all canoe equipment, local transport, video analysis and instruction. Not included: camping fees, food or transportation to the Lapie.

Available for tandem & solo canoe or kayak.      

Custom dates  and courses available.

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Swift Water Rescue

Swift Water Rescue
$299 + GST

Course is run over 2 evenings and 2 full day.

Hydrology, Rescue Equipment, Swimming, Wading, z-drags and rescues. The course is ideal for those wanting river rescue knowledge, perfect for canoists, fisherman, boaters, kayakers or anyone who is around rivers, creeks or streams.

Students will receive Certificate of Completion from Yukan Canoe.

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Solo Courses

Solo Flatwater
 $99 + GST
Learning to paddle a canoe solo is a liberating experience. This course will teach you the fundamentals of paddling a regular full size tandem canoe- solo. Learn paddle techniques, adaptations to equipment, safety, environmental challenges and how to control your canoe all alone.
Course is held over 2 evenings 6:30 to 10 pm on a local lake. Mary Lake, Ear Lake, Chadburn Lake or Scwatka Lake. exact location will be determined just before the course. All equipment provided.
Dates: Available with 3 students             
Intro to Moving Water Solo
 $199 + GST
This course is designed to provide you will the skills to solo a regular tandem canoe on moving water such as found on Yukon, Teslin or Takhini Rivers. Perfect for those that want to solo the Yukon river. We will cover front ferries, eddy turns, landing  your canoe, reading the river, equipment, paddle strokes, safety and much more. You will learn how your canoe responds to you and how you are in control.Course runs Thursday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Location will be determined.
Dates: Available on demand with 3 students      
Intro to Whitewater Solo Playboating
 $299+ GST
Are you ready to start the exciting word of Solo Whitewater Canoeing? This course is taught in fully outfitted solo whitewater canoes designed for turning and playing in whitewater. You will learn how to carve with your canoe using the 2 x 4 method. Eddy turns, front ferries, surfing, playing, equipment, paddle strokes and safety are all covered. All equipment including outfitted solo canoe included. Course runs Thursday evening all day Saturday & Sunday Please see course page for additional solo courses.
Custom dates and courses available.
 867-667-BOAT      info@yukancanoe.com