Paddling

Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Registration for the Yukon River Quest opens Nov. 1

‘It has been a while since we’ve had a proper registration,’ said YRQ president Peter Coates

 

The Flatwater North team, MacKenna MacAuley, James McCann, Bruce Porter, Kaleb Parry, Rogan Parry, Joel Girouard, Julianne Girouard, and Gavin Jaeger-Freebron, left-to-right, that competed at the Prairie Divisionals in Regina Aug. 6-8. (Photo submitted by Flatwater North)

Flatwater North paddlers make Nationals based on Prairie Divisional results

Flatwater North paddling team will have six representatives at Nationals in Ottawa – a first for the club

 

A Whitehorse wildland firefighting crew watches as their last crew member exits a hovering helicopter during training near Chadburn Lake on May 22, 2020. Wildland fire crews assisted with a helicopter rescue on near Watson Lake on July 15. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Stranded canoeists rescued via helicopter near Watson Lake

Two canoeists were rescued via helicopter from the Liard River on July…

 

The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest holding ‘Race to the Klondyke’ in August, registration opened July 14

After cancelling the 2021 Yukon River Quest, officials announced a race from Carmacks to Dawson in August.

The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Kevin Daffe, a rafting company owner and water rescue technician says Yukoners should be aware of the hazards posed by the exceptionally swift rivers this summer. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Raft company owner urges caution on raging Yukon Rivers

Kevin Daffe explains the unique hazards of rivers flowing much higher and faster than a normal year.

Kevin Daffe, a rafting company owner and water rescue technician says Yukoners should be aware of the hazards posed by the exceptionally swift rivers this summer. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Whitehorse first responders helped a group of paddlers on Chadburn Lake after their canoe flipped on June 1. Mike Thomas/Yukon News

First responders bring stranded paddlers to shore

First responders located a group of paddlers after their canoe flipped

Whitehorse first responders helped a group of paddlers on Chadburn Lake after their canoe flipped on June 1. Mike Thomas/Yukon News
A paddle boarder drafts behind the Paddlers Abreast voyageur canoe while crossing Lake Laberge on Jun. 26, 2019. On June 2 Paddlers Abreast celebrated its 20th anniversary. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

‘You can’t deny the river’: Paddlers Abreast celebrates its 20th anniversary

Paddlers Abreast, the well-known voyageur canoe in the Yukon Quest, celebrates its 20th anniversary

A paddle boarder drafts behind the Paddlers Abreast voyageur canoe while crossing Lake Laberge on Jun. 26, 2019. On June 2 Paddlers Abreast celebrated its 20th anniversary. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Paddlers start the 2019 Yukon River Quest from Rotary Park in Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest registration set to open

Registration for the 2021 Yukon River Quest will open on Feb. 14,…

Paddlers start the 2019 Yukon River Quest from Rotary Park in Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Ideal conditions for Autumn Classic paddling race

More than a dozen entries race in flatwater paddling season finale

Registration set to open for 2020 Yukon River Quest

Paddlers looking to take part in the 715-kilometre Yukon River Quest will…

Yukon paddlers compete at Pacific Cup

Flatwater North finished 11th out of 17 clubs at the two-day event

Yukon 1,000 winners finish in less than a week

The 1,600-kilometre race started with 14 teams and all but one reached the finish line

Paddlers reach halfway point in Yukon 1,000 race

The Yukon 1,000 kicked off in Whitehorse on July 22 with 28…

Yukon paddlers hit the water for Icebreaker race

‘Everyone had fun and enjoyed the race’

Flatwater Yukon caps season with hardware at Pacific Cup

Yukon paddlers capture two silver, one bronze in Maple Ridge

Yukon kayakers see podium at Westerns Regatta

Flatwater Yukon paddlers win nine medals in Calgary

Yukoners aboard winning boat in River Quest

‘We had a really good start and that was it’