Cultural Experiences

Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp I Summer Packages

Summer Multi day Package I Available May 15 to Sep 15

Included: Accommodation, meals & activities I Group size: 2 - 8

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 Summer Packages Include

  • Transfer from “Allenville” to Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp – Approx. 10-minute drive with two creek crossings.
  • 2 night accommodation in private rustic cabin (double occupancy)
  • All meals during the stay
  • Complimentary refreshments and snacks daily
  • Nightly campfire and storytelling.

Not Included:

  • Transportation to/from "Allenville" (Please see options below)
  • Optional day activities (add-on)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras

*Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp is an alcohol free camp. Alcohol is not a part of our culture.

Example Itinerary

Day One

Arrival to Camp

Guests generally arrive after 2 pm 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.

Cultural Activities

Basic Stay Enjoy a leisure stay in camp and take in the beauty of the area! Enjoy your days walking around camp or add any of the optional activities.

Furs, Tools and Trapline Tour Follow in the tracks of the Allen family and hear how trapping sustained our family four generations. Picture yourself nestled deep in the wilderness at our old family cabin and learn about the wildlife that surrounds us.

Cultus Bay Shore Fishing Excursion Enjoy a guided shore fishing tour with James to Cultus Lake.

Dream Catcher or Medicine Bag Enjoy a special workshop and learn to make a Dream Catcher or a Medicine Bag all while learning about our Culture and family pass knowledge.

Drum Making workshop Take on a day workshop and learn how to make a traditional skin drum and take it home with you.

Transportation Options:

Bring your own vehicle and park at “Allenville”. Secure parking provided with a 10-minute transfer to camp.

From Whitehorse to Haines Junction : 154.3 kms / 96 miles
Haines Junction to “Allenville”: 65 kms / 41 miles

We pick up and return from two locations: Whitehorse & Haines Junction (minimum 2 people are required)

Return from Whitehorse with stop at Da Ku Cultural Centre:
$199/person + GST, min. 4 (does not include appreciated gratuities)
$250/person + GST, min. 2 (does not include appreciated gratuities)

From Haines Junction at Da Ku Cultural Centre:
$85/person + GST (does not include appreciated gratuities)

Price per person based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad supplement available.

Notes: Shakat Tun Camp is a wilderness camp with basic, rustic accommodation, outhouse facilities and battery-operated lighting.

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.

After choosing your tour date you will be able to add-on your choice of Cultural Activity for a final package pricing and transportation if needed.