Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Yukon Breakfast

Yukon Breakfast Snowmobile Tour Named Top Canadian Winter Experience

There’s nothing more Canadian than snowmobiling through the backcountry of British Columbia, then chowing down on an old-fashioned Yukon-style mountain feast. Those of us at Canadian Wilderness Adventures aren’t surprised our Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour was named one of the Top 50 Signature Winter Experiences in Canada by the travel experts at FlightNetwork.com. However, if you haven’t embarked on one of our Yukon Breakfast tours yet, you may be wondering why, with so much competition, our tour made spot No. 35 on the list.

Flight Network is a popular Toronto-based online travel agency, and their team of intrepid travelers set out to find the most distinctly Canadian winter experiences across the country. While some adventures, like visiting Quebec City’s Hotel de Glace Ice hotel and skiing the steeps at Revelstoke, made the list for obvious reasons, our Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour was selected for its impressive combination of winter adventure, unrivaled natural beauty, and authentic Canadian eats.

About the Tour

The Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour is one of our favorites, because it brings the best of one of our country’s most rugged territories to beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. Visitors can spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resorts and discover the picture-perfect backcountry of the Callaghan Valley. Those who choose this experience will snowmobile throughout the wilderness to Sproatt Mountain, where our rustic cabin and a traditional Canadian Yukon breakfast await.

Cooked in a skillet on an old-fashioned wood stove, your meal will include Canadian favorites, like Yukon gold potatoes, Canadian bacon, scrambled eggs, local veggies, cheddar cheese, and of course, pancakes with authentic Canadian maple syrup. There’s no better way to fuel yourself for speeding across a frozen lake or touring the snow-covered alpine terrain surrounding the cabin. This 4-hour-long excursion comes to a close with an enjoyable cruise back to our homebase in Whistler.

Yukon Breakfast from Canadian Wilderness Adventures on Vimeo.

Other Authentic Canadian Adventures

Our Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour may be the only tour featured on Flight Network’s list, but our Canadian Wilderness Adventures guides are eager to help you discover the beauty and thrills of a Canadian winter in a number of other ways. Try the three-hour Blackcomb Mountain snowmobile safari, a snowshoeing trip along the Medicine Trail, dogsledding on open, winding trails, or an exclusive fondue dining experience at 6,000 feet.

Every excursion we offer at Canadian Wilderness Adventures is one that is unique to Canada and our fascinating slice of the Great White North. To us, all of them are signature Canadian winter experiences.

 

Whistler Hemloft

The Iconic Whistler Hemloft lives on

Wondering what happened to the Hemloft? Mountain Life did a feature on this mysterious acorn-shaped treehouse and Canadian Wilderness Adventure’s plans for it’s future.  Read about how Whistler’s favourite treehouse, The Hemloft, will be repurposed.

The Hemloft in its original home in the Whistler woods. Photo: Kyle Graham

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Snowmobile Tours

What to Bring With You When Snowmobiling in the Backcountry

Backcountry Snowmobiling in Whistler

Any experienced or professional snowmobiler will tell you that when you are in the backcountry, your safety and survival teeters on two things; your raw instincts and the backpack. While you can’t do much about the former, you can control how good or complete the latter is. If you are wondering how this is possible, well, here’s a quick primer on what to bring with you when snowmobiling in the backcountry.

1. A First Aid Kit

This one is almost obvious. As long as you are heading out to the wild, whether for a simple hike or serious snowmobiling, it goes without saying that you shouldn’t leave your first-aid kit behind. After all, anything can happen out there, and the last thing you would want is to be injured in the middle of nowhere without the necessary supplies to dress even a simple wound.

That being said, your first aid kit should contain at the very minimum; a couple of antiseptic wipes, band aids, compress dressings, gauze, splints, triangular bandages, latex gloves etcetera. And that’s not all. Remember to have all of this (the kit) in a water resistant bag.

Whistler Backcountry beacon shovel probe

 

2.  Avalanche equipment

Always make sure to check the avalanche forecasts before heading out into the backcountry.  Make sure to carry avalanche safety gear, and ensure you have the knowledge and skills to use it.  A transceiver, probe and shovel are the most important pieces of equipment to have. Transceivers (beacons) help a rescuer quickly find a buried victim. Once you have used your beacon to narrow in on a buried person use you probe to pinpoint their location. Probes can also be used for checking snowpack depth and testing crevasse bridges. After locating the buried victim use your shovel to dig them up. Sometimes digging through avalanche debris can feel like digging through rocks so the shovel needs to be strong.  If you go on any of Canadian Wilderness Adventure’s advanced snowmobile tours you will be supplied with avalanche safety gear, as well as receive a tutorial on how to use this equipment properly.

3. Snowmobiling Tools

On a snowmobiling expedition, you will want to have the right tools for the job. This includes; screwdrivers, zip ties, wrenches, a shock pump, screwdrivers, a spare break lever and, of course, not forgetting hose clamps.

4. Your Ultimate Snowmobiling Survival Kit

Sometimes the unexpected will happen. Well, not just sometimes, but most often than not. If by any chance it happens, you will have to spend a night or two in the backcountry. For most campers and survival enthusiasts, this is usually their ultimate test of preparedness.

Don’t be the person who ends up shivering the whole night by themselves as they frantically call for help. Sway the odds to your favor by having a bunch of extra warm clothes in your backpack, water-resistant matches, flint, a bottle of clean water, headlamp, compass, sharp knife, flare, whistle, bivvy sack and high energy food, such as granola bars or jerky. Once again, all these should be in a water resistant bag.

5. Two Way Radios

Well, your iPhone will be pretty much useless out there in the backcountry where there is little to no signal coverage at all. If you find yourself stranded deep in the trees or under an escarpment and can’t see your mates, then the walkie-talkie will be more useful than your smart phone. If you can’t get your hands on these, then invest in a satellite phone and strap it securely inside your backpack.

About the Author

Jack Neely is a fitness expert, survivalist, and world traveler. He’s been in several life or death situations, and he’s making an effort to spread his knowledge around the web to help others survive these situations as well. He’s also on the content team at The Tactical Guru.

Canadian's backcountry Cabin on Sproatt Mountain

Thank You for Your Support

The Canadian family would like to extend a deeply heartfelt Thank You to everyone who supported in our permanent zoning of the Callaghan Valley. We are proud to announce that the zoning has been approved and we will be breaking ground in the near future.  Thank you to the 70 people who attended the public hearing for the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1478-2016, and to the 43 people who submitted supportive written submissions.

We are truly touched and overwhelmed by the amount of support we received on this journey. Canadian’s vision for a sustainable backcountry adventure operation built using reclaimed materials, and proudly showcasing green building strategies and technologies, is becoming a reality because of you.  We look forward to welcoming visitors and locals alike to come enjoy our quintessential Canadian Experience.

Canadian's backcountry Cabin on Sproatt Mountain

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Canoe River Golden Dreams Alta Lake

Summer in Whistler with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Thank you to everyone for an amazing summer season at Canadian Wilderness Adventures. Our summer in Whistler was full of ATV’s, 4×4 Jeep Tours, Off-Road Buggy Tours, Canoe Tours, Horse Tours, and our famous Crystal Hut Salmon Bake. There is no better way to spend your summer in Whistler than with us!

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Canoe River Golden Dreams Alta Lake

Know Before You Float – Canoeing down the River of Golden Dreams

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Canoe River Golden Dreams Alta Lake
Floating the River of Golden Dreams and the various lakes in Whistler are a local’s favourite pastime in the hot summers. Here are a few things you should know before you float:

1. There are no ‘shops’ to stop and make purchases

2. There are no washroom facilities along the River of Golden Dreams

3. Stay Hydrated! Make sure to bring water with you.

4. Avoid Heatstroke. Bring Sunscreen and a Hat.

5. Dress for the weather.

6. Stay Energized! Bring snacks.

7. Bring Extra Clothes

8. Be respectful of the environment. There are no garbage bins. Please pack out what you pack in.

9. All boats including the inflatables require a bail bucket and a buoyant heaving line.

10. Some Lakes and the River are glacier fed and can be very cold.

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Off Road Buggy

Whistler Off-Road Buggy Tour with Vancouver We Love You

Vancouver We Love You joined us on our Odyssey Off-Road Buggy Tour in the Callaghan Valley in Whistler. Read about their adventure here. 

Whistler Horses

A Day Spent Exploring Whistler by ATV and Horseback

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Horseback Tour

The Exploring Duo

joined us on our Mountain Explorer ATV Tour on Blackcomb Mountain, as well as our Hokey Pokey Horseback Adventure Tour in the Callaghan Valley. Read about the whole adventure here. 

Vancouver We Love You with Whistler Canoe Tour

Vancouver We Love You joined us on a Whistler Canoe Tour

Vancouver We Love You joined us on our River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler, BC. Read the whole story here.

Canoe Tour Whistler with Vancouver We Love You

Sustainable lodge in our beloved Callaghan valley

The Pique Newsmagazine features an article by Braden Dupuisout about our very own Allan Crawford’s plans for a sustainable lodge in our beloved Callaghan Valley.

Sustainable Lodge in Whistler's Callaghan Valley

“If all goes according to plan, CWA will add an 18-room backcountry lodge, 24 rustic rental cabins, 36 tent camping sites and a small spa, as well as a restaurant and retail space and other small supporting structures.

All of it would be built around CWA’s tour offerings in the Callaghan, using minimal-impact practices designed to preserve as much of the old growth and natural feel of the area as possible.”

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