From the moment one of the owners, Jeff, and his four-legged co-pilot Little One met us at the Whitehorse airport, we knew that Muktuk Adventure’s description as “A Place for People who Love Dogs” is the truth they live by.
The lodge where we stayed has the rustic charm of a real off-the-grid, environmentally friendly and super comfortable log cabin in the Northern wilderness. The rooms are so cozy and neatly decorated, just what we needed for a long, relaxing sleep after staying up watching the fantasy that is the Aurora Borealis from the cabin’s deck, accompanied by two of the friendly resident dogs. The food, hand made by Manuela, is delicious, healthy, and so abundant, that we felt absolutely spoilt. They also cater to vegetarians and will go the extra mile to accommodate the guests’ every need.
The activities they offer are exactly what we dreamed of. We had a fun, fast paced ride with some of the sled dogs, whose enthusiasm is contagious; they could barely wait to start pulling the vehicle. It is very reassuring for dog lovers like us, to see how the owners respect and care for their dogs, and we even had the chance to help harness, feed, and water the dog team before and after the ride. Later we had a walk to the Takhini river with Jeff and a bunch of non-working dogs and an afternoon visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, with our own expert and knowledgeable guide Manuela, who showed us and told us the story of amazing arctic wild animals we had seen only on documentaries! They have their own wide, natural space, up close yet safe for them and the visitors.
Muktuk Adventures is perfect to immerse yourself in the real Canadian North, to share the love for dogs and nature in comfort, safety and a home-like place where you wish you could stay forever.