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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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Fri - Sun 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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If you are visiting the Whitehorse area this is a great stop to learn about the wildlife of the Yukon. You have the option of walking/biking the preserve, however, you will... read more

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Airdrie, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the Whitehorse area this is a great stop to learn about the wildlife of the Yukon. You have the option of walking/biking the preserve, however, you will receive a tone of information if you take the bus tour. You stop and get off at each enclosure so you will still get a great view just with... More 

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Whitehorse, YT
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect the glitz and glam of a major urban zoo, this gets you out in the wild but safely on the other side of the fence from a unique assortment of wildlife specific to the North. Check their website for special family events like the Easter egg hunt. Great for kids, and a great stop on your way to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great to see that the animals are wandering, no cage, just enjoy being themselves. Nice walk in the nice weather day.

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Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place to see wildlife up close. Samuel, the your guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice day out for the family.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a weekday when the Preserve was officially not opened in the winter season. We had to book a separate VIP tour, with the assistance of our B&B (Hidden Valley), which cost more. Since we came all the way from Asia I think the (extra) money was well spent. We were greeted by a guide of the Preserve... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love the wildlife preserve! I'm not a big fan of zoos because I don't like the small enclosures and how they keep animals who don't belong in that climate but that's not the case here. All these animals are local to the region and are living in a habitat pretty similar to theirs. The enclosures are huge and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Whitehorse for a week at the end of Winter and visiting the wildlife preserve was a great experience! Lots of local animals that we wouldn't have seen on our own, very knowledgeable staff and great experience overall. Animals are respected and treated well. Highly suggest taking the bus tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous wild life I'd never seen before living in an open range reserve with habitats live they live in the wild ... great experience !

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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