What to Bring (Gear List)

Contrary to popular belief, the Yukon normally has a warm dry summer. The climate here is semi-arid with a total precipitation of 10-12’ The Yukon Territory is one of the driest & sunniest places in Canada!

Summer brings 24 hours of daylight from mid May until the middle of August. Daytime temperatures average in the 70s, with occasional highs in the 80s. Nights can be considerably cooler on the lakes and rivers, in the 42-46 degree range.

When it does rain, showers are the norm rather than a steady driving rain. Your clothing should reflect both hot days on the water and cooler nights. The sun is very intense on the water, so bring lots of sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat! A shell that cuts the wind is also a must.

Clothing we suggest:

  • Sun Glasses
  • Wide brim hat
  • Warm & snug insulated hat(tooke)
  • Light gloves for warmth & paddling
  • Soft pair of rubber boots – neoprene kayaking boots are the best I’ve ever found
  • Hiking boots – light weight
  • Short sleeve T shirts
  • Flannel long sleeve shirts
  • Down or fleece vest
  • Fleece coat / sweater
  • Wind proof shell
  • Light weight rain gear
  • A couple of pairs light wool socks
  • Light weight long johns for your legs
  • Quick dry towel for bathing & wash cloth
  • Personal toilet kit with mirror
  • 1 pair of shorts & bathing suit

Suggested gear:

  • Camera with lots of film or memory cards (our boat has 12v & 120v charging systems for your batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Folding knife
  • Flashlight – for late season trips
  • Insect repellent
  • Book & writing materials
  • Fishing license
  • A musical instrument( there is nothing like music around the campfire!)

Equipment supplied by Spirit of the North Guides:

  • The finest in tents
  • Extra roomy sleeping bags
  • Thermarest mattresses
  • Pillows
  • First Aid kit
  • Bear spray
  • Toilet paper
  • Life vests & safety equipment
  • On multi day trips: all food & refreshments, cooking utensils, licenced guide, boat & light weight canoes
  • Fishing rods & tackle
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Folding chairs for around the campfire

* PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY ALLERGIES YOU HAVE TO FOODS & MEDICATIONS AS WELL AS ANY SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT COULD AFFECT YOU WHILE ON YOUR TRIP