Up North Adventures
Fishing Charters & Tours • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals • Kayaking & Canoeing • Day Trips
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Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Up North Adventures is an award winning adventure travel outfitter based in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon. We have been helping people from all over the world experience one of the most unique places on Earth since 1991! Our complete selection of trips and tours are designed to help you experience and enjoy the Yukon year round.
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Roxanne
Prince George, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2022
My husband and I, along with another couple from Germany, booked a private guided canoe (and hiking) trip on the Wind River (and Peel River) in the northern Yukon for 13 days in late July and early August 2022. Up North staff and the owner (Mark) were excellent to work with in planning and preparing for the trip. They provided all the equipment (canoes, paddles, life jackets, safety gear, all kitchen supplies, tents, toilet supplies, etc.), along with two guides. They provided the shuttle to and from Mayo and arranged for the float planes to fly us to and from the river (the shuttle and float plane rides were included in the cost). They did an excellent job preparing us for the trip by providing a detailed list of what we needed to bring in terms of clothing and personal items (e.g., insect repellent, etc.) Had we wanted, they would have booked hotels for us and picked us up from the airport. While we were original slated to have one guide with us, in the end two joined us at no extra cost to us.

Our guides did all the work of setting up, cooking, etc. They did an excellent job of getting us safely down the rivers, preparing delicious meals that worked around food allergies, suggesting the best places to hike and escorting us on the hikes to ensure we were safe at all times, finding good campsites, teaching us to fish, providing hot water for sponge baths, providing information about the wildlife (like the lone wolf that wandered into our camp one evening), regaling us with entertaining tales, etc. Because it was a private trip and we were good paddlers, we were able to spend 5.5 days (rather than the two scheduled days) hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding us. It was an incredible experience.

I would definitely use their services again, no matter how small or large the expedition, e.g., renting a canoe, paddles, life jackets, and safety gear for a day trip.
Written September 12, 2022
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada256 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Business
Today we jumped on a half day snowmobiling tour with Up North. We were picked up from our hotel and transported to the site just outside of town. Our guide Mark was friendly and professional, and made sure that we were taken care of throughout our time there. Upon arrival on site, we had the option to jump into some warmer clothes if we needed, and then our guide sat with each of us and made sure we understood how to use the snowmobile‘s before jumping onto the trails. We took off onto the lake and into the hillside for some amazing views. Our guide was very patient and checked in with us often. Our machines worked great and we enjoyed our time exploring Fish Lake and surrounding area. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
Written March 15, 2022
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Travel-1-Facts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada280 contributions
Feb. 2022
We drove about a half an hour out of town to the site where we had to change our clothes. We wore winter heavy boots, pants, jacket etc., but our guide wanted us to put on even heavier clothes and balaclava around our face/neck. Our guide said he is retired, but does these tours in the winter.

Most of the trip was fine except one incident. Our guide said we would have to pull over on the narrow trail if a dog sled team came by. Sure enough, there was a group of 4 dog sleds stopped on the path near the lake. The woman driving the snowmobile in front of me headed left into a snow bank. I followed behind to get off the path, but didn’t go as far into the side bank as she did. Our guide said he would have to get her sled out of the snow, so had them get off the machine. For us, he just said to come back onto the path. Keeping in mind this is the first time we have ever sat on a snow machine, we were quite scared when I slowly moved the machine out of the snow, down the bank, and we thought it was going to tip over. We both put out our feet to stop from rolling. Our guide came back and said to never put our feet down! … It was an understandable reaction. I told him that if we were in a situation like that again, I would appreciate it if HE would get the sled out for us, and not leave it to us when we are not sure of what we are doing.

About half way through the day, after our stop at a lookout, he said we could change drivers. (Two people share the snow machine and each has a turn at driving.) Then he said the following section “was going to be a bit technical”. That’s scary. Now we have a NEW driver, and the trail is going to get tougher to drive? We went a short distance and he said it was going to be too tough, and had us all turn around to head back down the hill where we had come from.
Written March 5, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review! We're glad that you were able to take advantage of the extra winter gear that we provide for those colder days, especially on our snowmobiling and ice fishing tours. We're also pleased to hear that your guide took excellent care of you: extricating machines when guests were unable to, instructions to protect you from bodily harm (no leg can prevent a machine from rolling over!), cautions about the coming trail before the option for guests to switch drivers, and a sound decision to reroute the group when the trail wasn't safe to proceed. It sounds like you had a wonderful tour with a well-experienced guide who kept everyone safe and warm and prevented any incidents while out on the machines. Thanks for recommending Up North Adventures!
Written March 8, 2022
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HonestReviews
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Had such a wonderful experience with up northern. Staff was nothing but kind, helpful and attentive. We booked an ice fishing tour. It was cold but beautiful. Tour guides provided warm clothes, made sure we had all instructions and were safe. They even gave us hot chocolate and cookies during ice fishing. Definitely recommend!
Written February 28, 2022
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Thank you for such a glowing review! Our guides work hard to give you great experiences while keeping you safe in our outdoor adventures. I hope you caught a fish too!
Written March 8, 2022
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Bruna D
1 contribution
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Amazing aurora view your. The guide was super friendly (Derek), and really cared about us experiencing the northern lights. When we were about to leave, the northern lights started their show and he went running to the van and said: come come, it’s happening. We stayed around 40 min more than the limit, and was an unforgettable experience. He was extremely nice, outgoing and caring.
Written February 21, 2022
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Thank you for your wonderful review. The guides definitely want you to have the experience that you hoped for, and in this case Derek went over and above in order to do so. I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy an amazing show of aurora!
Written March 8, 2022
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Natalie V
New Westminster, Canada17 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
My friend and I had a 1 day excursion including snowmobiling and ice fishing. Our guide Kiran was superb with lots of experience, good humour, and attentiveness. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the snowmobiling was unforgettable with incredible mountain too sunrise views and the ice fishing was a nice chance to learn more about the region while being surrounded by all the beauty at fish lake. I would absolutely do this again!
Written February 1, 2022
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Thanks so much for your review! Sounds like you had a great day with one of our great guides. Kieran works hard to provide guests with an amazing experience. Thank you for your business!
Written March 8, 2022
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Isaac B
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Family
Kieran, our guide, was amazing! We didn’t roll over and got to see a lynx! The views were incredible. We went all the way up the mountain, and being able to see the airport, city, mountains, river, lake, and tree line all in one amazing view. It was amazing. I cannot stress enough how worth it this trip was. I would 100% recommend.
Written January 26, 2022
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Silas L
Victoria, Canada3 contributions
Jan. 2022
I participated in a half-day snowmobiling tour with Up North as part of a tour at Muktuk Adventures, but I'd recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing time out in the snow- my guide, Kieran, was one of the coolest dudes I've ever had the joy of meeting, and my time spent snowmobiling through the snow-covered forests, stopping to check out lynx and moose prints on the trail, and swapping stories on an ice-covered lake is one I'll be thinking about often. The tour was every bit as safe, interesting, and exciting as I could ever hope for, and I can't wait to return again.
Written January 21, 2022
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Traveler_18181
Canada15 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Up North provided outfitter canoes and shuttle services for our canoe trip. The service was excellent from start to finish. If I could give more than five stars, I would.
Written August 17, 2021
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Linda T
1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Lake Lebarge to Fort Selkirk by motor boat
, 5 days 4 nights. Amazing! Guides were excellent, knowledgeable about river and history. Great food, great campsites. Thanks Up North Adventures
Written August 7, 2021
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