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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

#2 of 56 things to do in Whitehorse Features Animals
KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 12+ species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities. Wildlife species are spread out around a 5km loop suitable for walking, biking and skiing (in winter). During the summer months, daily 1 1/2 hour bus tours leave at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. In the winter months bus tours leave at 12noon and 2pm, Friday - Sunday.
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KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to go for a long walk and watch wildlife. We were fortunate enough to watch the large male lynx walked towards us to within 10 feet. Made my day!

Thank sylvainpicard2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend the bus tour for your first visit. They will point out all the places to stop. The next time we go we will bring our bikes and ride around. This is perfect for all ages...... Enjoy the Yukon...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This preserve has representatives of the major mammals of the north. The pens are spacious giving the animals plenty of room to roam. It was a long walk around the enclosures. There is a bus that takes guest around but we opted not to take...More

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Look its not a bad place to go - but if you're not part of a tour group you have to walk the park, which lets face it in winter -17-20 DegC is brutal. The walk is about 5km at a guess and its nice...More

Thank mcdonaldcraiga
yukonwildlife, General Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. For future potential visitors to our Wildlife Preserve I would like to correct an obvious misunderstanding. While we do host other tour companies and allow them...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is truly one of Yukon's best kept secrets and an absolute must to visit, especially this time of year when there are usually a number of newborns to be seen. The Preserve provides the opportunity to observe in a natural setting...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively flat leisurely walk. Very easy to do on your own or with a guided tour. Spent 3 hours looking at animals and enjoying ourselves. Highly recommend if you feel like an easy going walk.

Thank cantravellor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the shuttle with a guide around the park and were very glad we did. The wind picked up and it turned out to be a chilly day. The animals were extremely active, the only one we couldn't find was the moose. The animals...More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented a car in Whitehorse so I made my own way to the wildlife preserve which is easily found. I took the self directed walking option as I wanted to have time to take photographs at my leisure. During my tour I met up...More

Thank Eoin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to a mixup and issues at the hotel that we were supposed to be staying at our first night, we didn't get out here until 45 mins before it closed, when we were en route to the hot springs. That was too late for...More

Thank seajaydw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at about midday and the moose were off hiding in the back corner of their enclosure, so I would say go in the morning or afternoon to see all the animals more easily. The reindeer were very friendly and came right over when...More

Thank dev45
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I see that this is a 5 km walking tour. I am currently on the start of a journey to fitness, and while I hope to be in better shape for Sept-Oct of this year, I'm wondering about how challenging the actual walk is. Thanks!
19 February 2017|
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Response from kiwigirlincanada | Reviewed this property |
I'm probably in the same boat as you! I don't feel like anyone who got driven around could comment accurately ;) We walked the 5km loop and for the most part it was pretty flat, but there are some steep-ish parts and there... More
We have an quiet old dog. would she be able to accompany us to see this preserve.
16 April 2016|
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Response from yukonwildlife | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your question. Unfortunately we do not permit domestic animals including dogs on the YWP site. This is to protect the public, staff and the domestic animal from harm. Further, this policy is in place... More