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All About Us

History of The Ranch

Sky High Wilderness Ranch has been offering visitors the "Adventure of a lifetime" for over 30 years. It was founded by Sylvia and Ian McDougall and has over the years grown into a well known and respected adventure tourism business. Between our sled dogs and horses, there is always something to do for the animal lovers of your group.

Because we are right on Nature's doorstep we also share our home with Yukon wild life and have great respect for their trails, watering holes, dens, and territories. At Sky High there is opportunity for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and more!

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation history in our area dates back centuries and we share respect for their culture and values when using their land for our tours. Most of our tours involve some sort of camping: winter and summer. Our smaller group sizes ensure that we stay true to our belief in the "leave no trace" philosophy. All human and animal waste is carried out regularly and camps are moved often to ensure our wilderness stays pristine.

Being "OFF-GRID"

Our love of the land and environment we live in is evident in the simple way of life at Sky High. It is all about quiet comfort without the interference of telephones, internet, electricity, television etc. Step back in time, cozy up by the fire, light the lamp and read a book or stay up late and watch for the mystical Aurora Borealis.

Our “off the grid” lifestyle ranch is serviced by quaint outhouses (toilets), has limited cell service, no WiFi and water is hauled up from downtown. Our buildings are warmed by a wood stove, making for a cozy stay, while we also have gravity fed showers. All our lights and appliances are all powered by propane (no electricity).

Meet the Team

Here is a brief introduction to Sky High team. All passionate by the dogs and horses, the Team is more than happy to show and explain the mushing/horseback riding world in the true Yukon Wilderness.




"The Last Trapper" was filmed in the Fish Lake area and used our Coal Lake cabin for a set in the movie. Watch the clip here.


Our Sky High Dogs starred in this episode of 'Yukonic'. Watch the clip here.


Mercedes Benz did a Smart Car promotion with our dogs pulling the smart car. Watch the clip here.


Best Boy Productions filmed "The Skinny Dip" Yukon episode at our ranch - some of our staff are actors. This episode aired on the Travel Network. Watch the clip here.


An episode of Man Tracker was filmed at Fish Lake.


Season 2, Episode 5 of Canada's Amazing Race featured challenges at our Ranch! Watch the clip here.

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