Our story


Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

At Muktuk Adventures, our mission is to provide exceptional and authentic Yukon experiences that connect individuals with nature, foster a deep appreciation for the wilderness, and create lasting memories. We strive to offer a range of thrilling activities, guided by our passion for the Yukon’s untamed beauty and the incredible bond between humans and our adorable dogs.


We are committed to delivering genuine experiences that reflect the true spirit of the Yukon, immersing our guests in its rugged landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and the warmth of our local community.


Respecting and preserving the natural environment is at the core of our operations. We strive to minimize our ecological footprint, promote responsible tourism practices, and support local conservation initiatives, ensuring the Yukon remains pristine for future generations.

Canine Companionship

Our lovable dogs are an integral part of our family and experiences. We cherish their remarkable companionship and unwavering enthusiasm, and we are committed to providing them with the utmost care and love, ensuring their well-being and happiness.


We believe in the transformative power of adventure. Our activities, such as canoeing, hiking, and dog sledding, are carefully crafted to push boundaries, inspire a sense of exploration, and leave you with a sense of exhilaration and achievement.

Personal Connection

We value the personal connections we forge with our guests. By creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we treat everyone like family, fostering genuine connections and ensuring that every individual feels valued, heard, and cared for throughout their Yukon adventure.

Quality and Safety

We prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests above all else. Our experienced wilderness guides are trained professionals, equipped with in-depth knowledge of the Yukon’s landscapes and first aid expertise. We meticulously maintain our gear and facilities to guarantee the highest standards of quality and safety.


Muktuk Adventures has a rich history deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of the Yukon. The story begins with our founder, Frank Turner, who first arrived in the Yukon in the early 1970s. Drawn by the allure of the pristine wilderness and the remarkable bond between humans and dogs, he fell in love with the region and its unique way of life.

Dogs pulling a man on a sled in a snowy environmentFrank’s passion for dog sledding and his unwavering respect for the traditional practices of the First Nations people inspired him to establish Muktuk Adventures in 1995. The name “Muktuk” refers to the traditional Inuit food consisting of whale blubber and skin, symbolizing the connection between humans and animals in the Arctic. Over the years, Muktuk Adventures has evolved into a leading eco-tourism destination, drawing visitors from across the globe who seek authentic experiences and a deeper understanding of the Yukon’s natural wonders.

Man and his dog riding a pink canoe along a riverWe have developed strong relationships with the local communities, learning from their wisdom and incorporating their traditions into our operations.

As a family-run business, we take great pride in our commitment to environmental sustainability and cultural preservation. We continually strive to minimize our ecological footprint and promote responsible practices, ensuring the longevity and preservation of the Yukon’s untouched wilderness for future generations to enjoy.

Today, Muktuk Adventures stands as a testament to the spirit of adventure, the power of nature, and the extraordinary bond between humans and dogs. We invite you to join us on this incredible journey, where you can experience the magic of the Yukon and create memories that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Black and white dog covered in snow

Our Dogs

Hallway inside a wooden lodge

Our Lodge

Dogs pulling a man on a sled

Our Humans

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