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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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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

if you want a nice nature walk plus seeing wildlife from yukon, well that's the place. it took us about 1 hour to do the tour. great afternoon.

Thank Emmanuel M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to see yukon wildlife in their natural environment THIS is the place to see. The area is large and provides he animals with plenty of roaming ground. Be prepared for a long walk as it takes at least a couple of hours...More

Thank Heinztervoert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk the Preserve for a three-hour journey into the wild. Walk the roadway or the hiking trail to get great photos of these exceptional specimens reasonably close up. I was there for photos and chose to walk instead of the bus to get better photo...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve was one of the highlights of our trip. This preserve extends over 700 acres of land(!) and is the home to 13 northern mammal species. This massive area gives the animals lots of space roam around, even though this means it...More

3  Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with the objective of seeing our first ever moose and we were not disappointed. What a magnificent beast ! We also saw many other animals that all appeared healthy, happy and well cared for. The Arctic fox had us enthralled for some time,...More

1  Thank Vikki A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank YukonSarah
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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...More

Thank yukonbeliever
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

Thank TanyapatD
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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.

Thank marina l
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank JJB
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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
Sophie B
Hello! I would have loved to do this tour on November 10 but I see that the date is not available... any reason? It's unfortunately the only date I will be in that area and your tour seems fabulous.
15 September 2016|
Response from yukonwildlife | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, Thanks very much for your questions. Unfortunately we are indeed closed to the public on Thursdays. Our winter hours are Fri-Sun but you can contact one of our lovely travel partners including Northern Tales or... More