Below are examples of  river trips that we offer as custom-designed journeys for  groups of family and  friends.  We can tailor make sojourns to suit the needs  and desires of your group, so if you do not find what you are looking for  in our offerings listed below please inquire with us. We operate throughout the Yukon territory, and can offer trips from 1 day to 2 weeks in length.  Sila also offers hiking journeys, and sojourns which have a creative or personal development focus (for eg, photography,  writing, art, yoga, meditation, etc) .  View our scheduled departures to see if any of these paddling trips are currently being offered  for general sign up this  coming season. And inquire with us even if you do not see your trip of choice being offered; with enough interest in a departure we could schedule one.

This is a chance to connect deeply to the healing energy of this powerful landscape. As well, it is an opportunity to be in community, to share our insights and laughter with trip companions, and through this sharing to co-create a journey together. In this exploration of self in nature we can connect to the simple purity of the present moment. Give yourself this gift of time to just BE.

Join us in the heart of the Peel watershed to hone your river tripping skills. Gain the confidence and competence to plan your own remote river journeys in the years ahead. And savour this opportunity to learn skills whilst experiencing the sublime beauty of the Hart River valley.

The section of the Alsek River that we will run is entirely within Kluane National Park, in southwest Yukon. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Kluane is also part of the world's largest protected area, which traverses an international boundary, and incorporates three other parks – Alaska’s Wrangell-St Elias and Glacier Bay National Parks, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini Provincial Park.

The Snake River valley is a paddler's and hiker's paradise.  In the upper reaches alpine tundra stretches almost to rivers edge, allowing easy access to wildflower meadows and sweeping ridgelines.  The river itself  has carved a path through land slides and canyons, boulder gardens and braids,  until it spills out of the Wernecke and Mackenzie mountains onto the Peel plateau.  It's the most challenging of the three Peel watershed trips that we offer,  with a fast current punctuated by several class 2+ and 3 rapids.  

Join us in this exploration of the creative impulse, inspired by the crimson shades of the Yukon autumn and the remoteness of this mountain valley. Come experience the perfection of our vibrant autumn days, with all your senses, before the long exhale of winter. Enjoy the comradery of women creating together.

The Hart river has incised a path through the western perimeter of the Wernecke Mountains and the eastern edge of the Ogilvies. It is one of seven main tributaries of the Peel River, which flows north into the Arctic Ocean via the Mackenzie River. The Hart is a class 2 river, with some class 3 sections, offering a variety of paddling conditions, from an abundance of tranquil waters, to fast flowing shallow stretches, braided channels, and a series of rapids formed by ledges of sedimentary rock. Canyon walls and steep slopes form a dramatic backdrop to the river’s middle section. We’ll spend a week in this stretch, enjoying scenic campsites and superb hikes into the high country.

Mountain sheep  scamper across steep talus slopes, descending to the river to access mineral salt licks.  Moose  are often  sighted  in the shallows of  McClusky Lake, our put in site near the river.  Caribou scamper along rivers' edge, the bulls displaying their impressive racks of antlers.  The Wind is also home to grizzly and black bears, wolves, wolverines, fox  and other small fur-bearing animals, as well as variety of bird species.

This section of the fabled Yukon River  includes scenic Lake Labarge,  the fast flowing  Thirty Mile section, and a 3 day stretch from its confluence with the Teslin River to the village of Little Salmon.   The Yukon River has been a major waterway since the territory was first occupied by First Nations  peoples, and more recently was the route to the Klondike Goldfields. Traveled by steam-powered riverboats in the  early 20th century, the river continues to draw river lovers from around the world,  some traveling all the way from her headwaters south of Whitehorse for 2500 kms through Alaska to the Bering Sea. Relics of earlier days are in frequent evidence along our route  and will give us a  sense of traveling through time as we head northwards towards the land of the midnight sun.