Why Sila?

Sila Sojourns has been in operation for over 20 years, making it one of the longest running wilderness guiding businesses in the Yukon.

Sila’s intention, since it’s inception, has been to offer journeys that are focused not only on adventure, but also on creative expression and personal insight. At Sila Sojourns we recognize the need for experiences that deeply inspire  –  that enable  us to step out of our regular routines and to  shift the way we perceive the world around us.   By committing to taking “time out” from the inevitable distractions and demands of modern life we give ourselves a chance to connect with the natural rhythms of the land. We also give ourselves an opportunity to connect to our own internal rhythms, those that embody a feeling of ease and inner contentment.  Our sojourns are designed to nurture this connection, and we feel that the Yukon is one of the best places in the world to do so  in.

The Yukon was  not really “discovered” by the outside world until the Klondike gold rush of 1898.  It has, of course,  been home to  indigenous cultures for many thousands of years, but these “First Nations ” peoples  did not negatively impact  the pristine environment  of the territory’s lands and waters .  Fortunately “post-contact” population has remained small, and the Yukon is still predominantly in its natural state.  Places like the Yukon are increasingly precious in this  over-industrialized and populated planet. We feel that by offering opportunities for people to experience “a piece of the Yukon”, through one of our sojourns, we can  share our  love of this place,  while ensuring that our guests’ experiences  are as rejuvenating and  inspiring as possible. See Commitment to the Environment to learn how we are “walking the talk”  of environmental advocacy.

Sila’s mission is fourfold:    1. to offer safe, inspiring and informative journeys into wild northern landscapes;    2. to do so without negatively impacting the environment;  3. to advocate for protection of Yukon wildlands, in recognition of their preciousness  and fragility;  and  4. to benefit Yukoners by using services provided within the Territory.