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The Selwyn and Mackenzie Mountains around McMillan Pass and Christie Pass are some of the most spectacular mountain country in Canada. On this exciting new trip, we are going to explore the area by land and water using Alpackarafts. Starting on the historic Canol Rd at McMillan Pass and the Yukon/NWT border we will paddle exciting rivers, cross watersheds, climb mountain peaks and hike alpine meadows. You’ll paddle/pakraft several tributaries of the famous Keele river, including the Tsichu and upper Keele.
The trip starts in Whitehorse Yukon and ends in Norman Wells, NWT. We’ll shuttle up the Canol Rd to the Tsichu River where the adventure begins. At the end you’ll be picked up by float plane, flown out of the Mountains and return to Whitehorse.
Selwyn Mountains-Mackenzie Mountains Alpackaraft Trip
July 20-30 (extended trip to Aug 7).
(Note: this is a suggested itinerary only, conditions on each trip may vary)
Day 0: Meet Whitehorse July 18 (or 19 at the latest).
July 20: Day 1: Shuttle from Whitehorse to Ross River(Finlayson Lake) and then up bush plane flight into river/lake
July 21-29, Days 2-9: Pakrafting & Hiking. We will spend 9 days paddling and hiking between different watersheds of the Keele Valley. Tsichu-upper Keele, Twitya etc. We’ll also hike explore sections of the famous Canol Rd near trout creek and the Twitya River.
July 30,: We will be met by charter bush plane and flown out to the community of Norman Wells on the Mackenzie River, where the trip ends
Cost: $4750 (with your own pakraft, rentals available.
Extend trip to Aug 7. You can extend the trip for an additional 9 days of paddling & pakrafting in the area, see Packraft II (July 30-Aug 7). contact us for details on special pricing for 20 day trip, $5750 for 20 days.
* Please note: It is the nature of bush plane flights that such factors as weather, pilot judgment, fire, mechanical problems etc. can dictate the schedule of flights and can cause delays. Wanapitei cannot control these factors and accepts no responsibility for lost time.