Rowing on the lakes of Canada is breathtaking, to say the least. If you’re looking for a challenge, you should check out the Yukon 1000: a canoe and kayak race on the Yukon River. It takes a week to 12 days of solid paddling and is the longest canoe and kayak race in the world. It goes without saying that to be part of the worlds longest canoe race, you need to be a pretty strong paddler and have a lot of mental strength! There isn’t much whitewater on the Yukon River, nonetheless it is a strong, fast flowing river with a two class 2 rapids. One of them should be avoided, but the other is quite tame if you know how to navigate it correctly. Rowing on the lakes of Canada doesn’t mean sunshine and fine weather all the way. It’s one of the reasons that with the Yukon 1000 you have to also be mentally strong. It can be rainy, cold, wild and miserable at times – and when you’re wet, cold, and contending with metre high waves, you’ll be tested to your absolute limits.