• Five Finger Rapids - Yukon Territory

      Photo by Rick Quinn
      Just south of Yukon Crossing, a group of conglomerate rock pillars in the middle of the Yukon River splits the watercourse into swiftly moving channels known as the Five Finger Rapids. The rapids were a significant hazard to navigation in the days when the river was the main transportation corridor to Dawson City and points north.

      If you go:
      The Klondike Highway runs alongside the Yukon River between Carmacks and Yukon Crossing. There's a parking area and an observation platform marking the Five Finger Rapids Recreation Area. It's well worth pulling over for the beautiful view.


      Klondike Highway
      Yukon YT Y0B Canada

      Mailing address:
      Department of Tourism and Culture
      Government of Yukon
      Box 2713
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Canada

      Phone Numbers:

      Yukon Department of Tourism
      +1 (867) 667-3458