FISHING TRIP CANADA

Yukon
Overview

Overview
This is the perfect stay for nature-lovers who want to enjoy all the comforts that civilization brings. Perfect service, a wide range of fishing possibilities and in an amazing setting – what more could you wish for? So, if:

-you want to discover new fishing horizons (fly-fishing or spinning)
-you are alone, in a group of anglers or with your partner
-you want to have all the comforts or a worry-free stay

Then come and spent a few days at the Dalton Trail Lodge!

Your Itinerary (9 days, 7 nights, 6 days fishing)

Day 1
Flight to Whitehorse. Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the lodge (about 2 hours) Arrival at the lodge. Welcome cocktail and info from the manager)

Day 2 to 7
Fish and relax. Your stay includes an introductory outing with a guide on your first day and the use of a motor-boat for two on the homelake which will enable you to fish the lake and a few rivers around it.
Every evening after dinner the manager will go over the day and the best spots for the following day will be chosen. Extra guided tours may also be arranged. You can fish the waters around the lake or choose one of the options on offer – 1-day outings on other rivers by boat, jeep, plane….
As well as these usual extras, the manager may suggest something more original.

Day 8
After breakfast, departure for the airport and return flight to Europe

Day 9
Arrival in Europe

We can organize longer tours. Please contact us for more details.

Rates for 2015 – Please contact us for details.

N.B. 50% discount for children under 16 on lodge rates (not including transfers)

Geography

Geography
The Yukon territory is Canada’s ‘Last Frontier’, located in the north-west of the country. It’s a mountainous forest-clad region which is bordered by the Beaufort Sea to the north, by Alaska to the west, by the Northwest Territories to the east, and by British Columbia to the south. The Yukon is divided in two by the river of the same name which comes from the Mackenzie mountains. Mount Logan (5959m) in St Elias near the border with Alaska is the second-highest peak in North America.

Enjoy getting away from it all…
500000km2 of unspoiled nature with only 30000 inhabitants.
Hardy and Trix’s hospitality will be combined with great fishing in crystal-clear waters. The Yukon territory will give you an unforgettable fishing experience in this quiet and fascinating Canadian province.
Hardy and his wife Trix set up Dalton Trail Lodge in Dezadeash in 1987. With its location in the North American wilderness, surrounded by an astounding panorama, it’s heaven on earth for anglers, whether they fly-fish or spin. At the foot of the lodge you can have a go at a variety of species such as salmon, lake trout, arctic grayling, pike, rainbow trout, dolly varden and whitefish during the season for each.

Accommodation

Accommodation
It may be in the middle of the wilderness but the Dalton Trail Lodge still manages to have all the comfort you could dream of in such a setting. Each room has a private bathroom with shower or bath. The fine cuisine is renowned far beyond the territory’s boundary and the bar is the perfect place to tell your breathtaking stories about the salmon you just caught!
Fishing is not the only activity on offer. The lodge has a tennis court, a pool table and table soccer. If you want to relax, you can try the cosy fire in the living-room or enjoy a book from the library. The lodge is made of cedar and the wood adds to the warmth of the atmosphere.
Thank to their rich experience, both on the river bank and in the lodge, Trix and Hardy are real specialists of fishing in the Great North. They know where, when and how and their hospitality will make your stay a memorable one.

A dinner to remember
Few places in the Yukon can compare with the Dalton Trail Lodge, 4-star, and renowned for its gastronomy.
The day begins with a large breakfast : home-made bread, fresh fruit, cereals, cold meats, cheese and eggs and bacon. Lunch is not usually eaten at the lodge as you can enjoy your delicious packed lunch by the river. If you want to eat your fish, the lodge will provide you with the utensils you need. Dinner (several courses) is top-notch cuisine. Steak, lamb and fish are just a few of the chef’s specialties and they are served with a large choice of fresh salads at the buffet. The lodge’s cellar has some of the finest wines from California, Australia and Chili. You can also eat your day’s catch in the evening. Just ask the chef.

Fishing

Every angler’s dream
During your stay a motor-boat is available for your use on the 16km long lake which belongs to the lodge. As soon as you get there, try a few casts during your first outing at dawn. The Dezadeash Lake has excellent possibilities for lake fish, pike and grayling – and that’s just outside your door!
The Sixmile River, which flows out of the lake, has pike and whitefish; Kathleen River (about 15 mins away) has top-class fishing not far from the Lodge.
In summer, a guide will take you to the fishing spots by jet-boat.
In autumn, the best spots on the River Namaycush for rainbow, whitefish and big grayling are within walking distance. We can also organise a 3-day wilderness tour – with all the comfort you need, a grilled steak on a wood fire, and all the fishing you could dream of, without the stress of daily life. The lodge has several log cabins on the most beautiful lakes in the region, miles away from civilization. All you need to do at the end of a fruitful day’s fishing is bask in your success around a camp-fire with a juicy steak and a glass of wine for company.

Fishing seasons

Fishing seasons

From mid-May to mid-June : Great lake fishing for lake trout and pike. Fishing is also very good on the Kathleen River for rainbow and on the Sixmile for grayling and pike. Good grayling fishing around Kathleen , Dezadeash and Frederick lakes. Long outings (you can fish until after midnight), and temperatures from 10° to 20°. Kokanee, on lake Kathleen is a magic spot at this time of the year. Excellent sockeye fishing on the East Alsek River (by plane)

From mid-June to the beginning of July: Generally as above. Melting snow can affect fishing (on Louise and Frederick lakes) but only at some specific locations and not on Kathleen or Sixmile. Sockeye fishing is excellent on East Alsek and Akwe rivers (3-day tours by plane, booking necessary). This is the time of the year for lake fishing. The weather is usually hot with temperatures sometimes over 30°C. Fishing at Kokannee on Lake Kathleen is still good.

From the beginning of July to 24th July : Lots of King salmon in Tatshenshini and Takanne Rivers. The Akwe and East Alsek rivers are great for Kind and sockeye. It’s also a good time to fly-fish for big grayling in Lake Dezadeash. The snow has gone and the weather is usually good with temperatures up to and over 30°C.

From 24 July to 15 August : Lots of rivers with excellent fishing around the Lodge. It’s the perfect season for big lake trout on the fly. The weather is usually good. Good Chum fishing in the Italio River.

From 15th August to 15th September : Indian summer with temperatures around 20°C. The weather is usually pleasant and stable but there may be some wind. Good fly-fishing in the rivers and pike fishing in the lakes. Trout fishing in the lake becomes more difficult (except on Lake Mush, Kathleen and Louise). As if to make up for it, this is the moment when the River Kathleen has lake trout. Good runs of Sockeye on the Tatshenshini. The 1st September is the start of the hunting season. Excellent silver salmon fishing in the East Alsek River(by plane)

From 15th September to the beginning of October: The Kathleen RIver is outstanding for big grayling, rainbow trout and whitefish. Good fly-fishing for pike. Lake trout fishing is more difficult. Sockeye fishing on the Tatshenshini is still good. Fishing for silver on East Alsek (by plane) is extraordinary. Autumn temperatures range from 0°to 12°C. Weather is unstable and there can be strong winds.

Useful Info

Administrative requirements
French citizens : you must give a reason for your visit (tourism etc), be in good health, have enough funds to support yourself during your stay, have a booking for a return trip to your home country or another (or have the means to buy the ticket) , and have a valid passport with an expiry date at least one day after your return.
N.B. If you plan to go on an outing to Alaska or if your flight is via the USA (possible with CONDOR airline), make sure you meet the requirements for entering the USA (electronic passport or visa)

Other nationalities : please contact your embassy

Health requirements : no vaccinations required

Language: Although Canada is officially bilingual (English/French), the Yukon in English-speaking

Time: 9 hours behind France (when it’s noon in France it’s 3am in the Yukon)

Climate : Temperate in the south to subarctic an arctic in the north

Currency: Canadian dollar

Electricity : As everywhere in North America, 110V. The outlets are different and require an adaptor.

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