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Dog Sledding or Snow Mobile? Do both!

I did both the snow mobile tour and the dog sledding and both were outstanding! Derek was so... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2023
sarahve2023
Exhilarating experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our snowmobiling tour! Derrick & Kerian were great guides! They made sure we... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2023
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Reviewed January 4, 2023 via mobile

We had the most amazing snow mobile experience today.
Most eople of our group had never been on a snow mobile. Guide Felix explained everything very well and with a lot of patience.
After a couple of minutes everybody felt comfortable driving. We saw beautiful sights, crossed Fish lake, met a dod sledding party, drove up to a plateau overlooking the lake (cookies and hot chocolate) and visited a creek. Lots of opportunities to go real fast.
The snow mobiles were in perfect condition, the rental gear was clean and fit well.
Felix is a very knowledgeable guide. He also checked on us constantly during the tour.
By far my favorite snow mobile tour ever. Thank you!

Date of experience: January 2023
Thank Susannevontoernekana
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Reviewed December 26, 2022

What can I say? Dec 2022 is one for the record books. Flight delays and cancellations across Canada meant my trip from YVR to Whitehorse was affected as well. Greg and team we’re understanding and rescheduled my snowmobiling and Aurora viewing tours to fit my shortened vacation schedule. I know this was an unprecedented season, and I truly appreciate that the team is sympathetic and flexible. The snowmobiling tour was a blast (even in -35 degrees temp), and the Aurora Borealis danced before our eyes that night!

Date of experience: December 2022
Thank H7775EIjasonc
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Reviewed September 12, 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.

Date of experience: July 2022
Thank RoxanneRover
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 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.

Date of experience: February 2022
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UpNorthAdventures, Manager at Up North Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2022

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!

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