The Los Angeles Times travel section recently covered Wilderness Inquiry’s trip to the Big Salmon River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. This is a 15-day trip through Canadian wilderness, canoeing and fishing along lakes and riverbanks.
Participants will learn canoeing skills during the first three days of the trip as they wind their way from Quiet Lake, the largest of three lakes that form the headwaters of the Big Salmon River, through the mountains and into the Yukon Valley.
“We’ve timed this trip to coincide with the salmon migration,” said Greg Lais of Wilderness Inquiry.
“They swim 1,500 miles from the Bering Sea to Quiet Lake to spawn. It’s amazing to see. They look like hundreds of orange torpedoes.”
Participants may see other wildlife, including moose and bears, and will fish for lake trout, Arctic grayling and Chinook salmon.
Explore our Big Salmon river webpage for more information on Wilderness Inquiry’s Yukon Canoe Trip on the Big Salmon River.
Los Angeles Times, 6/11/06