Whitehorse,Yukon— Travel the Yukon River through First Nations territory with Great River Journey, a unique river boat excursion through the heart of the Yukon Wilderness. The 370 mile journey travels through the culture and history of the Yukon, beginning in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital city, and ending in Dawson City, capital of the Great Klondike Gold Rush.
Great River Journey takes guests through the traditional First Nations’ lands offering an authentic glimpse into their lifestyle.
The four tribes of First Nations, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and the Selkirk First Nation, are partners in this journey Travelers will journey to historic sites along the river, as well as having the opportunity to visit with First Nations’ contemporaries who will share their traditions and history.
First Nations is a term of ethnicity that refers to the aboriginal people in Canada. In the Yukon area, First Nation peoples’ activities were centered around hunting, gathering and river fishing. With Great River Journey, the First Nations are involved as owners, represented on the board of directors and their people will be among those hosting and guiding guests. The boat captains, cooks, guides and lodge workers are typically native.
This year Great River Journey is offering guests the oppportunity of being one of only 200 discerning global travelers that will enjoy this inagural season. This is dubbed as the Patrons Tour. In exchange for a unique all-inclusive journey at a special rate, patrons will offer their feedback on the trip.
Great River Journey provides the premier, high-end, low-impact river tour experience in North America with the adventure of a unique, world-class riverboat safari into the wilderness, history and culture of the Yukon.
For more information, please visit them on the web atwww.greatriverjourney.com