Summer Packages

Available May 15 – September 15, 2020

Summer in the Yukon is something to behold.  The glistening midnight sun and fresh air gives us long days and boosts of energy.  While we may be known for our cold temperatures in the North, summers are warm and we have many days when a refreshing lake dip feels simply heavenly.

Our summer programs at Shakat Tun are designed for travellers who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, connecting with nature and learning about First Nations culture.  We are excited to host you on our traditional territory!

All of our summer packages include:

Included: Transfer from “Allenville” to Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp – Approximately 10-minute drive with two creek crossings.  Accommodation in private cabin (double occupancy), three meals a day, complimentary refreshments and snacks daily, daily evening campfire with storytelling.

Not included: transportation to/from “Allenville”, gratuities, items of a personal nature. Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp is an alcohol free camp. Alcohol is not a part of our culture.

Independent Traveller Packages

2 nights / 3 days | based on double occupancy

Day One:
 Guests generally arrive after 2pm in the summer months and park their vehicles safely in “Allenville”, our family homestead 10 minutes from our camp. We’ll transfer you and your gear to camp where you’ll check into your cabin, before joining us for an orientation with complimentary refreshments and snacks. There will be free time before dinner for you to explore the camp and familiarize yourself with your surroundings. Following dinner in the lodge, you may want to join a hike back to Emerald Lake. This crystal clear, private lake is tucked away behind our camp. This evening we’ll have a campfire and share stories.

Day Two: After breakfast we’ll get you involved in some cultural activities (see below for activity choices) and perhaps some local sightseeing or flightseeing. We’ll either take lunch on our excursion or have it at the camp. Before dinner, you’ll have some free time to relax, play a game or take in the incredible view of Sheep Mountain from your cabin. After dinner you may want to take a short walk back to Emerald Lake or go for a swim. This evening we’ll share stories from the day around the campfire before you return to your cabin feeling contented and renewed.

Day Three: 
On your final morning, we’ll have breakfast together before saying goodbye and wishing you well on the rest of your journey.

Choose from the cultural activities below to customize your package for Day Two:  

Basic Stay (no activity day) $525.00 per person

Furs, Tools and Trapline Tour $660.00 per person

Cultus Bay Shore Fishing Excursion $810.00 per person

Dream Catcher or Medicine Bag $730.00 per person 

Drum Making workshop $830/person 

Please note: due to the remote location of our camp, special meal requirements must be advised of at least one week in advance of arrival to ensure we can meet dietary restrictions.

Optional add ons:

Local sightseeing tour (van) $75.00 per person/min. 2 persons

Join James for a 2-hour sightseeing tour – options include a Coltus Bay wildlife viewing (you may see sheep, bears, eagles and more) and local history tour. Alternatively, learn about the history of the Silver City area and hear about some of the research happening at the Arctic Institute of North America.

Fishing Gear rental / license $35.00 per person

At Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp we offer our guests complimentary use of mountain bikes to explore the trails and mining roads, and use of a canoe on Christmas Bay.

Group Packages

2 nights | Minimum Four People

At Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp we know that friends sometimes like to travel together and share accommodations so no one misses a thing! Our “small group” packages are made for a minimum of 4 persons, sharing one cabin set up with bunk bed sleeping arrangements.

Much like our packages for our independent travelers, our group packages also operate the same on day one and day three, with day two for your choice of pre-booked activities. Here are some examples of our programs.

2 night / 3 day: Furs, Tools and Trapline Tour $617.00 pp / 4 share cabin

2 night / 3 day: Furs, Tools and Trapline Tour $617.00 pp / 4 share cabin

1 night / 2 days: Basic Stay (no activities) $281.00 pp / 4 share cabin

1 night / 2 days: Dream Catcher or Medicine Bag  $380.00 pp/ 4 share cabin
To change Dream Catcher/Medicine Bag workshop to Drum Making workshop, add $75/person

At Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp, our group programs are popular for travelers who want to partake in hands-on activities and learn more about Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

The cabins are warm, spacious, with simplistic décor and amenities1.

After a day of activity, and a hearty dinner, everyone gathers around the fire for an evening of storytelling – James will share some of his stories and you’re welcome to share some of yours, too!

If you have any questions about our cultural activity options, please feel free to contact us.  We are happy to provide additional information!

1 Cabins do not have running water or flush toilets. Outhouses and wash house are located only meters away.