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. We offer dog sled and Horse back adventures as well as cabin and lodge stay packages. We have a kennel of 150 dogs and 24 horses, so there is always something to do for the animal lovers of your group. We are located on the shores of Fish Lake only 30 min from Whitehorse and our wide range of adventures will satisfy even the most adventurous spirit. 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 Dunn 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).

Ethical Mushing

We love our animals! Read more about our kennels here.

'Leave No Trace'

We strive to maintain minimal environmental impact.

True Wilderness

Drive your own team of huskies, explore Yukon backcountry by horseback and live 'off-grid' in our remote setting.

Experienced Guides

We have a tight-knit team of passionate staff - read about them below!

Sky High In the Media

Sky High Wilderness Ranch is famous for its pristine landscapes and is very popular with the media for this reason!

"The Last Trapper"

"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.

Yukonic Episode

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

Mercedes Benz Commercial

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

"The Skinny Dip"

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.

Man Tracker

An episode of Man Tracker was filmed at Fish Lake

"Canada's Amazing Race 2"

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

Meet the Team

We take pride in establishing a strong team, who are passionate for what they do. All of our staff are certified in First Aid. Our guides have extensive back country experienced and carry an InReach device with them on all tours for guests' safety. Our team come from across the globe but all share in common our love for the Yukon wilderness!