Justin Trudeau, leader of the federal Liberal Party of Canada, is currently on summer holiday, and he and his family certainly seem to be making the most of it.
The slight drizzle that fell over the Yukon River last Thursday morning didn’t keep the Trudeau’s away. Justin, along with wife Sophie, 4-year old daughter Ella-Grace and 5-year old son Xavier, joined Yukon Wild member Nahanni River Adventures & Canadian River Expeditions (NAH/CRE) on a morning canoe last week through Miles Canyon. Justin last paddled with NAH/CRE on the Nahanni River in 2007 and made the canoe outing with his family a priority for him during his trip to Yukon.
Justin is a skilled paddler and past whitewater raft guide on the Rouge River in Quebec, and the legacy continues as his children showed a keen interest as well as comfort and ease in the canoes. The day trip was a perfect fit for the Trudeaus. The Yukon River held as much adventure for the family as the Nahanni did for Justin. A stop at Canyon City of Gold Rush fame allowed for exploration and some gold panning along its banks. Lunch atop of Miles Canyon was punctuated with cliff jumping by Justin and has son, Xavier. An appetite for adventure just like his father, Xavier’s requests for the trip were to ‘go fast’ and ‘have fun’.
With smiles all around, the day was filled with endless Yukon sunshine, laughs, and great family memories. The Trudeaus will continue their summer holiday into Banff and California before their return to the capital.
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