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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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Address: KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
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+1 867-456-7300
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring...

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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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour
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Wonderful way to spend time outdoors

We had a wonderful time. It's a terrific way to spend as much or as little time outside walking as you want. There is a shorter loop if you prefer. It was a gorgeous day and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time. It's a terrific way to spend as much or as little time outside walking as you want. There is a shorter loop if you prefer. It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed it for 2 1/2 hours but that was taking our time. Don't miss it if you want to see the animals of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

With a 2 and 4 yr old we opted for the bus tour - well worth it! Not just to get a chance to see the whole preserve, but also for the guided tour. I didn't think we'd actually get to see some of the smaller animals and we did! Lynx and arctic fox as well as the larger animals.... More 

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Thank Leanna_and_Brian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must when visiting Yukon. The tour bus guide was great. Had a lot of stories about their resident animals. Highly recommend a tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve by bus or just a leisurely walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last summer and it was cool to see some animals I've never seen before. It's great that they are helping animals

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Thank Nicki B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take your kids so they can learn about wildlife. The bus tour is really good. If you have small kids or younger kids who can't walk far, being a cart or stroller. It's a LONG, unmanageable walk for kids.

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Thank Northernlivin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private tour by Lindsay, who was wonderful in explaining the purpose of the centre and drove us to see the animals under their care. Thrilled to see the lynx, arctic fox, muskox among others.

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Thank Owl h
Sherwood, AR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to do a mid-week "behind the scenes" tour to get closer to the animals they are rehabbing in addition to touring the grounds like the regular tour. Just seeing the wildlife up close makes this an interesting visit. Add to that the mission of trying to insure the species of the Yukon continue to be present in... More 

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Thank Arkstfan
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the animals. They look cared for and kept in great shape. The staff are knowledgeable and care deeply for the animals. Great family walk and in the summer a great bike ride as well.

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Thank Cactus197295
Whitehorse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to view Yukon wildlife only a short distance from downtown Whitehorse? Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers visitors views of fourteen or more species, ranging from elk, moose, bison, caribou, Arctic and red foxes, mountain goats and sheep, mule deer etc from the perspective of a gravel road that wends its way in a giant five kilometre figure eight past field,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temperature about -26C. Lots of game, some quite curious, others cautious but not extremely frightened. Bison, elk, caribou, musk oxen, mountain goats, fox, arctic fox, mountain and Dall sheep and lynx, moose,all within easy distance. 8km trail to follow and made an easy walk. Grades not difficult and the terrain changed substantially, suiting the animals well. Really enjoyed the refreshing... More 

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