Midnight Sun Summer Tour – 7 days Fully Guided

canoeing, Kluane National Park, autumn coloursSummer camp was never this exciting. We have put together a seven-day introductory trip for those that want to experience the excitement of the Yukon wilderness without a lengthy immersion into the raw backwoods of the north.

On arrival day you are treated to a familiarization tour of the City of Whitehorse, dubbed the “Wilderness City.” It is the Capital City of the Yukon with a population of almost 30,000 people. In the late afternoon we head north on the Alaska and Klondike highways for approximately 40km to Fox Bay Retreat, an off-the-grid facility on the shore of legendary Lake Laberge, a renowned body of water also immortalized by the well-known northern poet Robert Service when he penned “The Cremation of Sam McGee” in the heady days of the Klondike Gold Rush.

kayaking on Tagish LakeIn the next six days you will learn to get comfortable in your own canoe or kayak, learn all the basic rudiments of setting up a wilderness camp and receive some elementary do’s and don’ts in survival techniques in backwoods country. You will get the opportunity to practice your new  skills on an overnight canoe trip from downtown Whitehorse to Fox Bay Retreat on day 3 and 4.

On day2, from a high knoll above the camp, we can watch the midnight sun dip briefly behind the mountain range on the east shore and celebrate the summer solstice with a comforting drink around a late night bonfire.

During your stay with us there is a Voyageur canoe trip and a motorized freighter canoe ride around the lake with plenty of opportunities to try your luck at fishing for the lake trout, northern pike and the arctic grayling.

IMG_2384On day 5 we will pack a picnic lunch and take a drive to visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for a first-hand encounter with Yukon’s fauna . A visit to Takhini Hot Springs tops off the afternoon and we’re back in Fox Bay in time for dinner and the evening activities.

Your accommodation at Fox Bay Retreat is in individual or shared cabins as well as a number of bedrooms upstairs in our main Fox Bay Lodge.  Meals are served in the lodge dining room.

Tour dates for 2017 will be published soon.

 

We provide: Airport service-a City of Whitehorse tour-all road transport required for the duration of your stay-all meals at Fox Bay Retreat-canoes, kayaks and all required camping equipment during the tour including tents and sleeping bag. A list or recommended personal equipment you should bring with you will be sent well ahead of the tour date.  Your participation in this tour will require you fill out a personal liability waiver.

Contact
Fox Bay Retreat P.O. Box 31149, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 5P7 info@foxbayretreat.com Tel: 867-668-4899 Fax: 867-668-4891
Toll free (North America) 1-866-901-4880
Scott McDougall Cell: 867-334-4892