The Wind River is known for its remarkably clear, aquamarine water. It has a more relaxed route than other rivers in the Peel Watershed, and this trip explores two distinct sub-Arctic topographies. It flows over cobblestone shoals and sand bars and winds through an alpine valley – with meadows along the riverbank and the mountains beyond. The paddling is fun, the scenery is exceptional, and the pace is easygoing. There is time to explore the area in a series of side hikes, and straightforward access to the mountains.

At the end of the Wind River, we enter the Peel River Valley. We’ll paddle a wide-open valley to the mouth of the Bonnet Plume River. Just below is the extraordinary Peel Canyon. Sheer walls, big waves, lots of currents, and exceptional birding make this a highlight. The final run to our take-out point goes past shale cliffs, gravel escarpments, and big islands. Great campsites and a steady current make for a very pleasant finish to the expedition.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All trips listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Fri. July 7 - Thurs. July 20, 2023 $8,695 CAD Trip Full
Mon. Aug 7, Sun. Aug 20, 2023 $8,695 CAD Book Now
Fri. July 5 - Fri. July 19, 2024 $8,695 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Mon. Aug 5, Mon. Aug 19, 2024 $8,695 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's included



  • 6:1 ratio
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  • 12 nights camping
  • 2 nights in Whitehorse


  • all meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch

Canoeing Equipment

  • ABS expedition canoes with spray decks and knee pads
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)


  • ground transfer between Whitehorse and Mayo on Day 2 and Day 14
  • charter float plane flight from Mayo to start of the trip at McCluskey Lake – Day 2
  • charter float plane flight from the take-out on the Peel River to Mayo – Day 13
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Whitehorse