Terre Boreale
Terre Boreale
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Based out of Whitehorse and run by two french people whom graduated with a conservation biology degree, Terre Boreale offers canoe trips, hiking trips and discovery tours in Yukon and Alaska in both French and English. Besides discovering the breath taking landscapes and colours of the North, our background allows us to provide an experience as close to the wilderness as possible through its observation, understanding and preservation. Because we want all our customers to have a unique experience we limit our group size to 6 customers per trip. This group size also allows us to travel the wilderness with high chances of viewing wildlife without disturbing it. Every one has different travel expectations, therefore Terre Boreale offers customized trips in Yukon and Alaska in all seasons.
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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2023

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Anna K
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Jul 2023 • Couples
Our Kluane Colours adventure with Terre Boreale was nothing short of spectacular. The scenery was breathtaking and our guides, Dan and Ed were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and funny to boot. They certainly added some flavour to the experience, especially since they both turned out to be great chefs.
Thank you Terre Boreale for this awesome trip. We love Yukon and will surely be back soon.
Written November 18, 2023
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Thank you very much Anna for your review! See you again in the Yukon!
Written November 27, 2023
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JSGontario
Clarington, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Did the Ruby Range hiking trip with my kids (13 & 16) in August. Terre Boreale had everything planned out perfectly and made sure everyone came prepared with their helpful pre-trip checklist and recommendations. Our guides Dan and Rob were friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel right at home out in the beautiful Yukon alpine.

The scenery was gorgeous and hikes were perfectly matched to our groups comfort level and abilities. Meals were delicious and they provided a great assortment of snacks for the trail and kicking back at camp.

Would definitely like to go back some day and experience one of the other tours, and have already recommended it to friends and colleagues back home.
Written November 16, 2023
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Thank you Jeff for your great review and for recommending Terre Boréale to other travelers!
Written November 27, 2023
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Paula R
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Aug 2023 • Family
I can’t say enough about our experience this summer with Terre Boreale. My son and I experienced a six day adventure in the Coast Mountains with Max.
This company really lives the leave no trace and respect for our environment to the fullest extent, from homemade meals, to wildlife viewing and routes without human impacted trails.
Every day captured inspiring challenges, both physical and mental, with rewarding views that photos just couldn’t justify.
We both learned so much over the course of our trek. It was gratifying to build on our knowledge, yet empty our minds of regular life at home.
We would highly recommend Terre for anyone interested in this kind of adventure - you will not regret it!
Written September 15, 2023
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Thank you very much Paula! I had a blast in the mountains with you and Matt. You both were so curious, you made the trip very exciting! Looking forward to seeing again in the Yukon soon!
Written September 26, 2023
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M D
2 contributions
Aug 2023
With my wife and two kids (16, 19) we did the Southern Yukon day hike tour. We have enjoyed various day-hiking trips in in other parts of the world, but this was the first guided one and it was truly the trip of a lifetime.

First, the region (Kluane National Park, Southern Lakes) is stunning. We were fortunate to have decent weather in early August on most days, and were rewarded with tremendous views. Over the course of the week we saw a lot of wildlife, including Dall Sheep, mountain goats, a lynx, Arctic Ground Squirrels, a Golden Eagle (and many other birds), as well as five black bears and five grizzly bears (all the bears were seen from the comfort of the Terre Boreale van).

The natural beauty was enhanced by the expert knowledge of our guides, Max and Edouard. Max has a masters in conservation biology, with an impressive knowledge of the flora and fauna of the region. I learned so much about these larger animals but also the plants along the trails, the birds, the geological history of the area, etc. This was expanded with some visits to local museums and interpretive centres, where we learned about the First Nations peoples, there clan system, traditions and history.

On the hiking, having two guides for a small group (6 guests) was truly valuable, as the faster hikers were able to go ahead (including our teenagers). The "kids" found Max and Edouard to be excellent guides as well, and were keen to hear of their experiences as guides and world travelers. Knowing they were in good hands heading off ahead in bear country was terrific.

Max and Edouard cheerfully managed every aspect of the trip, which was impressively organized and prepared with an eye to zero waste principles. The dedication of this company to environmental responsibility is apparent in every detail.

Food was plentiful and delicious, even gourmet on some days. One day my daughter picked a few cups of wild blueberries during our lunch break and that evening we enjoyed a splendid baked blueberry dessert courtesy of our guides' culinary skills (I think it doesn't hurt that they are from France).

Accommodations were very nice and we enjoyed getting to know the guides and our fellow guests in the shared environments.

I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience these areas of the Yukon, but wants to enjoy relaxing comfort after days spent exploring.
Written August 31, 2023
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Thank you very much Matt for this thorough review! It is greatly appreciated. I really enjoyed the time I spend with you and your family and I'm really glad you gained knowledge during your adventure with us! I definitely learned a lot about river flow, dams and time of concentration!
Written September 12, 2023
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irene
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Aug 2023
I recently returned from Terre Boreale's 'Day Hiking in Southern Yukon' tour. It is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to hike the Yukon without having to carry a heavy pack and prefers a solid roof over their head rather than a tent. We were first based near Haine's Junction in a private house and for the second half of the tour in cozy cabins on Little Atlin lake. Guides Max and Ed prepared all the meals for us, a professional chef could not have done it better! The hikes ranged from fairly challenging to more relaxed, but were always beautiful. On the two rainy days Max and Ed modified the itinerary to avoid the worst of the rain. In the end, even those days were very interesting and totally satisfying. In addition to guiding us safely on various hikes, the guides also shared their deep love and respect for the land we were travelling on. I recommend Terre Boreale to any interested hikers without hesitation.
Written August 17, 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind words Irene! It was a pleasure to have you on this tour with us!
Written August 29, 2023
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Batman's Dad
4 contributions
Jul 2023
I canoed down the Upper Liard River with Terre Boreale in July of 2023. It was a nice river with lovely campsites and clear water. The food was great, the equipment supplied was first class and our guide Marc worked extremely hard to keep us comfortable, well fed and safe.
Written August 17, 2023
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Thank you Doug for your review!
Written August 29, 2023
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Lisa
4 contributions
Jul 2023
Backpacking route through Kluane with beautiful vistas, challenging terrain, and wonderful hosts. Terre Boreale is a great outfit.
Written August 15, 2023
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Thank you Lisa!
Written August 29, 2023
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sierratreesea
Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
Jul 2022
Wow. My first time to the Yukon did not disappoint. The nature and scenery were everything I could have hoped for. The Donjek Route was probably the most difficult thing I have ever done, so much more difficult that I could have anticipated! The soft off trail terrain was even more difficult for me than big inclines. Our guides Dan and Ed were fantastic and kept me motivated and feeling safe along the way. The food was also excellent and we had a great variety of backpacking meals and snacks. Having a hot lunch every day was often appreciated, especially on a rainy day. We didn't see as much wildlife as I had hoped, but seeing a few caribou pretty close was wonderful. Max was very helpful during the booking process and lead up to the trip, and was a great host!
Written October 6, 2022
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Thank you very much Sierra! You're right, the Donjek Route is a very challenging adventure and you can be proud of what you have achieved!
Written October 21, 2022
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Julie H
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I was apprehensive about this vacation. I had never done any off-trail trekking, and my camping experience was limited. I trained as much as possible to be in shape for the trip, and I followed the clear recommendations Terre Boréale made for the equipment. This paid off. It was by no means easy, but I enjoy challenging physical work, and I was able to push myself comfortably in gear that was well selected for the challenge; no blisters, back aches or sprains. Any anxiety I had related to the uncertainties and fears that are normal on this type of voyage were easily alleviated by our guides. Édouard and Marc were experienced, and very generous in sharing their knowledge. They were calm, confident, and gave clear instructions whenever we needed them. Their attention to detail and professionalism underlined how important the client experience is to Terre Boréale. They were also charming and funny so that when I wasn’t focused on where to take my next step, I had a lot of fun. The food was better than I expected (and I had heard great things about it), and it was plentiful. Finally, there are no words or photographs to do justice the beauty, the ruggedness, or the vastness of the territory. The only way to experience this is to go.
Written September 2, 2022
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Thank you very much Julie!
Written September 14, 2022
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Vesna S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I did the Ogilvie Mountains traverse with Terre Boreale. The trip was outstanding ( although I would not recommend it to beginner hikers, as it does require some mental and physical toughness), the organization was perfect and the guides (Ed and Dan) could not have been better. There was a profound sense of love and respect for the environment The food provided was outstanding, all dehydrated, provided in home made sacks - so no plastic was used. This definitely rates amongst some of the best backpacks I have ever done ( and I have done many, in several parts of the world...). Thank you, Max and Milena, for maintaining such high standards, to Dan an Ed for an outstanding 8 days and to Marc-Andre for smooth and safe driving!
Written August 26, 2022
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Thanks a lot Vesna!
Written September 14, 2022
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