German Traces in the Territories
Yukon Wide Adventures

The outdoor shop Yukon Wide Adventures in the Berrigan Cabin
The outdoor shop Yukon Wide Adventures in the Berrigan Cabin | © Yukon Wide Adventures 

Near the ‘Visitor Reception Center’ in Whitehorse you will find the ‘Berrigan Cabins’. These historic buildings create a suitable ambience for a business that offers a comprehensive travel program for adventure tourism. In 2013, Yukon Wide Adventures moved into one of these old log cabins built around 1940 by a sickly Martin Berringan, who had settled in Whitehorse after the Klondike Gold Rush, with the slogan "life is too short to allow for getting sick."

Thomas de Jager in his outdoor shop
Thomas de Jager in his outdoor shop | © Yukon Wide Adventures 
Thomas de Jager came to the Yukon with a similar motto. Working worldwide as a computer scientist for German companies, Thomas used to be reachable at any time. He longed for a life without internet and mobile phone. The Yukon offered just that: here he could finally feel free.
Thomas had first gone to Alaska as a tourist in 1996, but he soon discovered that the Yukon, with its capital, Whitehorse, could give him the life he had dreamed of since his youth. He gave up his career as a computer geek to work on a horse farm at first. In 2003, he took over the travel business, which he has managed since then with his wife Kelly: Yukon Wide Adventures received the Yukon Tourism Award of Excellence in 2008 and 2009 and was ranked by National Geographic, Best Adventure Company on Earth in 2007'.
Thomas de Jager and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Thomas de Jager and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau | © Yukon Wide Adventures
This recognition is well-deserved by Kelly and Thomas. The outdoor shop in the renovated ‘Berrigan Cabin’ radiates the highest level of professionalism. There's nothing missing - the range of equipment for a Yukon experience is versatile and of the highest quality. When Thomas is not occupied with winning the Yukon Quest, an annual boat race from Whitehorse to Dawson City or with a tour for travelers, he works in his shop and advises customers.
The offerings of Yukon Wide Adventures are very diverse and attractive to travelers seeking to explore the Yukon, be it by Kayak, Canoe, by bicycle, by dogsled or snowmobile.
And for those simply wanting to peacefully enjoy the untouched nature of the Yukon, there is a cabin available to relax in the wilderness. From there you can enjoy the snow-covered and mostly sunny winter landscape to the fullest, on snowshoes or cross-country skis. And even the night can be an experience when the northern lights dance over the starlit night sky.

Yukon Wide Adventures
102 Lambert St 
YT Y1A 1Z2 Whitehorse