Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Hopefully we have the answers. If you don't find the answer to your
questions here or in your trip information, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We
know that travelling to a new location is full of unknowns and can be challenging. Please
feel free to ask as many questions as you need answered. We feel privileged that you are
interested in travelling with Cabin Fever Adventures and consider it our duty, as friendly
Yukoners, to put your mind at ease about your travel choices.
Question: Where is the Yukon?
Answer : The Yukon is in the northwest corner of Canada. It is situated north of the province of British Columbia and directly east of the U.S.A. state of Alaska.
Question: Do your trips include food options appropriate for vegetarians?
Answer : Yes, our standard food menu is designed to include tasty options that provide vegetarians with all the protein they would need for active days in the wilderness.
Question: I have a specialized diet. Are you able to accommodate me on your trips?
Answer : For the most part, the answer is "yes". We will do everything that we can to accommodate your needs. Please contact us with your specific requirements so we can discuss options.
Question: What does "Day 0:" on my itinerary mean?
Answer : "Day 0:" is the day before your trip officially begins. All our trips start with a pre-trip meeting the night before your trip starts. This night before your trip is called "Day 0:" All trips participants should arrive in Whitehorse at the latest on "Day 0:" so they have time to get settled and attend the pre-trip meeting.
Question: I have a medical condition, what level of care is available in the Yukon?
Answer: The Yukon has high-quality medical care available in the capital city of Whitehorse, and can refer more serious or specialized cases to Vancouver, which has world-class medical facilities. In the smaller communities there are outpost nursing stations which can provide medical support until transportation to Whitehorse is arranged, if the condition requires more advanced care. Please contact Cabin Fever Adventures do discuss your medical condition in greater detail, and to determine if your condition can be safely managed in a wilderness setting. We also insist that all our clients demonstrate that they have health insurance.
Question: I have heard about the Yukon in relationship to Alaska. Is the Yukon in Alaska?
Answer : No. The Yukon is a territory of Canada. It is often referenced in relation to Alaska because of the history of the Gold Rush of 1898. Many of the stampeders were American and came to the Yukon over the Chilkoot Trail, which originates in the pan-handle of South-east Alaska. However, the famous Klondike goldfields are located in Canada. Furthermore, the Yukon River flows out of the Yukon Territory and through Alaska, so many Americans have heard of the Yukon in relation to our shared geographical featur, the Yukon River.
Question: Is it difficult to travel to the Yukon?
Answer : No, it is not difficult at all. There are daily flights from Vancouver International Airport to Whitehorse and frequent flights from Calgary and Edmonton as well.
Question: What are the bugs like?
Answer : The mosquitoes are at their heaviest during the month of June, and become less and less prevalent as the summer goes on, becoming almost non-existent by August. With proper clothing, knowledgeable selection of camp sites, and bug repellent, the mosquitoes seldom have a significantly negative impact on people's experience in the Yukon. Our kayaking trips will have very few bugs due to our campsite selection of islands and our alpine hiking trips are less buggy once we get above the tree-line. Our river trips in June and July will have the highest incidence of mosquitoes and this will only be the case while in camp. Usually by July we are able to camp on gravel bars where a breeze from the river frequently helps to control the bugs. There are no diseases carried by mosquitoes in the Yukon.