Sarah Murray

Sara Murray Yukan Canoe Instructor

Sarah is a long time Yukan Canoe Instructor, a passionate paddler that you will regularly find on many of Yukon’s River wearing her trademark “on the water grin”.

Sarah grew in Whitehorse, Yukon where family vacations were spent on a dog sled or in a canoe. She enjoys the  exhilarating challenge of paddling whitewater and travelling to some of Yukon’s most beautiful landscapes via the vast network of Rivers.

Sarah enjoys teaching paddling because she loves to see her students realize that they can get where they want, when they want in a canoe. Her  goal to help people feel confident on the water.

Sarah is a Certified  Paddle Canada Intermediate Moving Water Canoe Instructor, Swift Water Rescue technician, and Wilderness First Responder.

Sarah mostly paddles a solo canoe these days, her favourite solo canoe being the Esquif Spark.  She also enjoys paddling her  recently rehabilitated Kevlar Racing tripping canoe with her partner exploring Yukon’s southern lakes. Sara is excited to  start packrafting  this summer  to join her passions of hiking and paddling in remote places.

As a Yukan Canoe instructor “I’ve had the privilege of spending many summer trips on the Lapie River. With beautiful scenery and clear water the Lapie is one of my favourite place to paddle, but it’s hard to discount local Whitehorse runs on the Wheaton or Takhini and the remote trips I’ve taken to the beaches of Taku Arm and Teslin Lake.”

Paddling is one of the most relaxing (or exhilarating, if you like it that way) ways to see the Yukon, and I love helping people get out there.