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Dawson City River Hostel


The hostel provides a number of equipment rental packages to suit your needs.

All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Rental form & disclaimer must be filled out and returned to Dawson City Hostel - CLICK HERE FOR FORM

Canoe Rentals

From Whitehorse, the Teslin or Big Salmon to Dawson City

$395.00 for up to 16 days

From Carmacks to Dawson City

$195.00 for up to 8 days

Extra days: $25.00

Transport of one or more canoes is by a trucking company to your place of choice in Whitehorse - between $50 and $100 per canoe depending on their rates.
Included are, per canoe - one tarp, pots and pans, gum boots, a small axe, one plastic box, one food drum, water container, cooler, ropes, bug spray etc etc and what ever else you might need. Ask us and if we can provide it we will include those items free of charge.

From Dawson City to Eagle or Circle in Alaska

(NOTE: Eagle Canoe Rental does not operate anymore.)

The hostel will rent canoes for $100 for up to 4 days but only if a pick-up and return to Dawson City is booked as well. Three canoes maximum can be carried by the hostel van plus 10 passengers and gear. Eagle to Dawson City is minimum $600 for up to 6 passengers if Hostel canoes have been rented - $100 extra per pass. if more than 6.

If you bring your own canoes the minimum rate is $700.

From Dawson to FortyMile. (40 Mile)

Either a long day trip or a comfortable two day trip. One canoe and two people - $250 / Two canoes and 3 or 4 people - $350 / Three canoes and up to 6 people - $450.


Add 5% GST to all quoted prices. A fuel surcharge may need to be added depending on gas prices.

Mountain Bike Rentals

$25.00 per day

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~John & Elizabeth Todmorden, England





A porcupine visits the hostel! If you are arriving by canoe, we have homemade ‘rickshaws’ for bringing your boat to the Hostel.


Hostel Store

  • Postcards and Greeting cards by the owner. Budget paired.
  • Guidebooks by the owner. English and German titles.
  • Maps of the north and around the globe
  • Stamps and Mail drop
  • T-shirts, hats, polo shirts and sweat-shirts with unique designs.
  • Sweets and snacks.
  • Juices and bottled water
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Large selection of brand-new budget priced books covering the north.
  • Second-hand book selection in many languages
  • Tents, sleeping bags and other camping items
  • Bear-resistant food containers for Sale and rent


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