Time and time again our guests at Uncommon Journeys have
told us that while they want to experience the remoteness of
the Yukon’s wilderness, they also want to remain warm and
comfortable on their Yukon adventure. In response, we have
custom designed the Uncommon Journey’s Wilderness Yurt Camp
to the highest standard of “deluxe” wilderness camping.
At our Wilderness Yurt Camp, we live in structures made by
the famous Pacific Yurt Company in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
These yurts are remarkable structures with Douglas fir
lattice work, pine floors, circular skylights and large
windows that may be covered at night for warmth and privacy.
The large main yurt has a full kitchen and a wood burning
cookstove, and a dining area where we all gather for family
style meals. There is a living room in which to socialize
and relax around the blazing wood stove. (The seating around
the stove is so comfortable that we often have to wake our
guests for dinner!) Guests sleep in their own private yurts.
These smaller yurts are equipped with cast iron stoves and
twin beds that may be joined together at our guests'
request. Regardless of the wintry weather outside, we are
always guaranteed a goodnight's sleep in the Uncommon
Journey’s Yurt Camp!
There is also a sauna and a shower house at our Yurt Camp
which can accommodate four guests and our famous "dutch door
outhouse" with an insulated seat and great view of the
Northern lights! All of our sled dogs have their own houses
here as well, filled with straw to keep them warm during the
winter months. Although our Uncommon Journey’s Yurt Camp is
definitely wilderness camping, we think that you will agree
that after a long day of dogsledding it could not be much
Our Wilderness Yurt Camp is located in an amazing wildlife
oasis where we are the only human inhabitants. We have built
solar powered electric fences to keep the yurts from being
‘visited’ by these magnificent animals when we are in camp.
A wolf pack lives up river of our camp and on crisp evenings
several wolves will come down the river to howl back and
forth to our dog teams! There are grizzly bears in the
warmer months, though they only come around when we are not
in camp. Wolverines sometimes visit in the winter. One
enterprising fellow ate through the two inch wall of the
meat cache and helped himself to over 100 pounds of meat
(the dogs were not impressed!). River otters play in the
Ibex River and in the winter, you can easily see where the
‘slides’ deposit them belly-first into the freezing water.
‘Home Pool’ is located right behind the main yurt and many
an arctic grayling has been taken on a dry fly and ended up
in a skillet on the wood cookstove as the evening’s
We have a campfire area right next to the main yurt The
grill lets us also enjoy spruce grilled steaks and the
surrounding benches are a perfect place to enjoy a hot
chocolate while admiring the aurora borealis dancing
Very few people ever make it to this magnificent place in
Canada’s Yukon Territory and those who do, and who get to
stay in the Uncommon Journey’s Wilderness Yurt Camp, leave
with memories of a unique wilderness setting that can only
be found in Canada’s Yukon.
PO Box 20621
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Y1A 7A2
Phone: (867) 668-2255