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Looking for the best places to Canoe in and around Ross River? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Canoe in and around Ross River.

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The Yukon is one of the more under-rated paddling destinations in Western Canada. This territory has 20 + hours of daylight in the summer, you will need to to explore the many wilderness trips, whitewater runs and playspots on offer. Whitehorse is a great base to start from, be prepared to paddle in world class waterways in breathtaking scenery and being largely 'away from it all'. It is remote and big country up there, a fantastic place for an adventure!

Canoe Trips or Routes

Ross River

Ross River
Ross River - This beautiful 160 km trip down the river is marked by a couple of small lakes, a class III canyon that you can portage around and small rock garden.
Campground Run
Lapie River - Fun Float with lots of play features
Mushroom Run
Lapie River - 4.5kms of class II/III whitewater with one longer class III rapid that can be scouted on river left. There is an optional Class V drop at the end of this run, but most people take out before.
Canyon Section
Lapie River - This section is the perfect bell curve of difficulty. It starts out with a fast-moving float, before dropping into the Canyon, which has 3 bigger class III drops, followed by a beautiful float down to Mushroom Camp. About 10km on the water All the drops in the canyon can be scouted, with the last drop visible from the Road.
Bacon Creek Section
Lapie River - This longer section starts (14km) with beautiful float in the sub-alpine (large grayling have also been spotted in the in pools here). The trip ends with some fund class II+ boulder gardens.