Yukon Mountain Safaris

Come join us in the Yukon's Wernecke Mountains, located approximately 350 miles north of Whitehorse, Yukon. In this vast wilderness, where you can see for miles and the sun doesn't set for very long in the summer, you can experience the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. Horse back ride through long valleys surrounded by majestic mountains where there are few trees. In this peaceful and immense wilderness you'll have a chance to photograph various forms of wildlife. You may see a grizzly sow playing with her cubs across the lake, caribou grazing on mountains slopes, moose rummaging in the willows or dall sheep resting on the rocky mountain tops.

Wilderness experience...

Your week begins when you fly into Hart Lake from Whitehorse on Sunday. Throughout the week you can fish for incredible grayling and impressive northern lake trout in the crystal clear waters of Hart Lake and Carpenter Lake. Hike up the mountains to sneak up on dall sheep for photographs that'll be prize winning as the view from the top is breath taking over looking the endless sea of mountains. Ride horses through the valleys, stopping to spot for animals, to enjoy the scenery around the next corner or have a picnic lunch. Photograph an eagle or hawk soaring in the air or various birds like the ptarmigan throughout the buck brush. See the northern wild flowers and plant life that only grows this far north.

For the more adventurous, you can take the days ride down Nash Creek to a hidden pocket in the trees where a natural hot springs is located along the side of a lush green meadow. Hear the marmon calling across the valley to each other warning others of your arrival. Then as you unwind from your day by the camp fire listen to the loons calling on the lake or the distance howl of wolves before bunking down in one of our cabins for the night.

Wilderness Guide, Paul Sinclair...

Paul has been working for Yukon Outfitting in the area that he will be taking you for your adventure. He knows the area, where to go for great photographs, hiking, fishing, etc. as well as where the good camping places are and cabins. From working out in this area he has had the opportunity to learn first hand what needs to be done in many different situations no matter what the weather. He has been working with horses at various times throughout his life including riding broncs in the rodeo.

Travel Info...

When you arrive in Whitehorse, Yukon you can stay overnight at the Yukon Inn where you will get a special discounted rate by mentioning that you are with Yukon Mountain Safaris.
Yukon Inn
4220 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
  Phone (867)667-2527
Fax: (867)668-7643
Hotel:  $75.00 Cdn. approx.

Each adventure week starts on a Sunday, you will take the plane from the Alcan Air hanger in Whitehorse and fly to Hart Lake. The following Sunday the plane will pick you up from Hart Lake camp and bring you back to Whitehorse. The season starts on Sunday, June 21st with the last adventure week starting on Sunday, August 23rd. Pick the week that would be most suitable to your vacation schedule and phone us to book your adventure week at (250)754-6554.

Fishing License...

Pick up your fishing license at Canadian Tire across from the Yukon Inn or at Renewable Resources (867) 667-5237 across from the airport.

$37.45 (non-resident)
$26.75 (Canadian resident)

Reservations, Terms of Payment...

Adventure tours will be reserved when Yukon Mountain Safaris receives a 50% deposit of the base price. The remaining 50% plus GST is due upon arrival at the Alcan Air hanger. Payment should be made by certified cheque, money order/draft or wired bank payment only. No personal cheques.

Adventure tour includes all meals, fishing gear, wilderness cabin accommodation and return airfare from Whitehorse to camp and back. You fly in to camp on Sunday and fly out the following Sunday.

Note about GST:

For more information or to book your adventure tour, phone or write:

Yukon Mountain Safaris
Box 192
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5K9

Phone: (250) 754-6554

Equipment and gear list:

Sleeping bag
Therma rest
Wool pants
Wool shirt or sweater
T-shirt, shorts
Camp shoes
Well worn hiking boots
Rain coat & pants
Wool hat & gloves
Long johns
Day pack
Binoculars
Small flashlight
  Personal Toiletries:
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Bug dope
Wash cloth, towel, soap, shampoo
Toothbrush & paste
Shaving gear
Sunglasses

Small Emergency Pack:
Waterproof matches
Candle, fire starter
Emergency blanket
Small Swiss army knife
Small First Aid Kit

Weight:   Do not over pack as it is important to keep your weight down flying in and out of the mountains.
Weather:   Weather can change quickly. You can expect sun, rain and snow in the high country. Average temperature 10-15 degrees Celsius (60-70 Fahrenheit) by day and minus 5 to zero Celsius (30-40 Fahrenheit) by night.
Quality:   Good quality equipment and gear is essential because of the extreme temperature and terrain which may be encountered.


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