The longest canoe and kayak race in the world finishes in Dawson City! Touted as “the race to the midnight sun,” the Yukon River Quest challenges canoeists and kayakers from around the world to test their endurance on a race from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Paddling the mighty Yukon River day and night for 715 km (444 mi), competitors range from larger groups in voyageur canoes to lone kayakers. Greet the weary competitors as they finish their long race. Volunteers are always needed!