Yukon Laughing Buddha River Expedition

Unplugged. Reconnecting with Nature. An Abundance of Laughter – A Larger Than Life Canoe Trip

10 Days | Grade/Difficulty
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From CAD $2650.00
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Yukon Laughing Buddha River Expedition Trip Overview

Fireside adventures Offered in partnership with Fireside Adventures.
Use discount code Fireside when booking to receive 10% off!

This summer, escape your soul sucking, overly digitized and urbanized life; actually unplug and frigg’n laugh so much that you might pee your pants on this 10 day Yukon canoe trip experience with Fireside Adventures. Arrive in Whitehorse, Yukon and paddle from Carmacks to Dawson City.

You know how you spend your whole life doing things, running around like a chicken with its head cut off and at the end of the day you’re exhausted, buzzing, but still have that feeling of emptiness…

The problem is the soul in your day has been dismissed or lost and you’re mistaking being busy for being productive. You’ve gotten lazy with your time, and as a result, you've forgotten how to laugh and enjoy the good times; all the while, people that actually mean something to you are passing you by. Sad right?

We know feeling that way really sucks! No matter how hard we try to do things differently, especially on our own, we're stuck!

Set yourself free with Fireside’s Yukon Laughing Buddha River Expedition.

Feel your hand dip into the Yukon River as we provide you with excellent instruction, an introduction to the basics of Buddhism, equipment and support while travelling over 400km down the Yukon River. At Fireside, we share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all ethnicities, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.

Fireside Adventures is designed to allow you to enjoy and experience our pillars for adults - Life, Be, and Adventure in the wilderness expedition and retreats

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  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life
  • Fully guided multi-day expedition on the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City
  • Introduced to basics principles and practices of Buddhism especially learning more about the significance of the Laughing Buddha.
  • Led by excellent and experienced guides gifted in teaching outdoor leadership and wilderness skills who will provide support for the entirety of the expedition
  • Wilderness gourmet and wholesome cooking
  • Daily yoga in the woods and by the riverside meditation
  • A focus on holistic wellness practices for mind, body, spirit and emotion
  • Step back into time by hiking the trails seeking Yukon Gold Rush artifacts and abandoned cabins – that’s right…treasure to be found
  • Soaking your bones at the Takhini Hot Springs
  • Sleep under the stars on some of the Yukon River’s pristine river islands
  • A chance to see the northern lights dance above your head
  • Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, orienteering, hiking and risk management


Laughing Buddha Tentative Trip Plan

This plan is subject to change.
Day Activity
1 Arive in Takhini Hot Springs, Whitehorse
2 Whitehorse to Carmacks
3 Carmack's/Five Fingers Section/Sam Magee’s Ashes/Rink Rapids
4 - 7 Yukon River
8 Arriving into Dawson City
9 Takhini Hot Springs/Whitehorse
10 Homeward Bound

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Includes / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Instruction & guidance
  • Food
  • Accomodation
  • Most camping gear
  • Whitehorse airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Canoes during the trip

Price Excludes

  • Flights to/from Whitehorse
  • Fishing license
  • Personal extras
  • Some optional activities

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