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Tutshi River, British Columbia


The Tutshi River (pronounced TOO-shy) is thought by most people to be in the Yukon Territory, but is actually in a little piece of the province of British Columbia that juts between the Yukon and Alaska. It provides one of the finest one-day whitewater experiences in North America. This photo was taken from the South Klondike Highway on July 1, 2005.

July 1, 2005.

July 1, 2005.

July 1, 2005.

July 1, 2005.

July 1, 2005.

April 27, 2004.

Kayak Yukon has some great videos of rafts and kayaks on the river.

The rather straight section of the river marked as whitewater on the map below
is just over 2 miles in length. The river run may be short, but is spectacular.