The Snake River is an intermediate whitewater river in the remote alpine region of northeast Yukon. The Snake is known for exciting, but manageable, whitewater and exceptional hiking. Access to the surrounding mountains is often easier than on other northern canoeing expeditions. The scenery is spectacularly diverse – with painted mountains, green valleys, craggy glaciated spires, rocky scree slopes, canyons, and austere grey alps.

The river starts fast and shallow, and features rock gardens, small canyons, and tight corners. At Reptile Creek, there is a great hike to Painted Mountain. The river then widens, and the current eases. This relaxing paddling is interspersed with moments of high excitement when the river offers a challenging rapid or a technical run through a canyon. We emerge from the river channels to our take-out point at the confluence with the Peel River.

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Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sat. July 20 - Sat. Aug 3, 2024 $9,150 CAD Book Now
Sat. July 19 - Sat. Aug 2, 2025 $9,595 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

Paddling the Snake River, Yukon with Black Feather

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio
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  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights hotel in Whitehorse


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling suits & helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)


  • ground transfer between Whitehorse and Mayo on Day 2 and Day 14
  • charter float plane flight from Mayo to start of the trip at Duo Lakes – Day 2
  • charter float plane flight from the take-out on the Peel River to Mayo – Day 13
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Whitehorse