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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 yesterday via mobile

We were very fortunate with our visit as far as timing went. We were walking through the reserve enjoying all the wildlife and signs explaining them when we met one of the staff who was out on his rounds to feed them. Well we got...More

Thank Jmarshall2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Wildlife Preserve is about 30 minutes from downtown Whitehorse. We scheduled transportation from our hotel (the Westmark) to the Preserve with Who, What, Where Tours which worked well. At the Preserve there are options for getting around the 700 acre property. We opted to...More

Thank 062843
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your visiting the Wildlife Preserve and taking the time to write such a thorough review. We are grateful to work with Teena, at Who What Where Tours and glad you were able to arrange to visit the facility through her. I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were in Whitehorse visiting family, and decided to take a drive out to the wildlife preserve. It was a nice walk that took us about 1 1/2 hours, we saw all of the animals at the preserve except for the Linx....More

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time. Saw lots of wildlife. We saw Bears, Eagles, Mountain goats. Was so neat to see so much.More

Thank Jedilostinspace
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you kindly for taking the time to visit us and further to write a review of your adventure on the wild side! I just wanted to take a moment and clarify we do not have bears at our facility, perhaps you were...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took the bus tour, but I recommend that you walk through on your own. You will be able to spend a lot longer time looking at the animals and getting better photos if you were by yourself instead of with a bus load of...More

Thank Outdoorpartner
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this preserve is a wonderful place for animals that can't be placed back into their natural habitat. We opted to go for the $22 bus tour instead of just walking along the trails. A really nice small bus tour where we would hop...More

Thank toadsoup
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the only place I got to see much wildlife. Great to see the Lynx and the Arctic Fox especially. They do great work here and have some improvements planned for some of the enclosures, especially the mountain goats, which will enable people to...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This preserve is a great opportunity for people to see protected Yukon animals up close. Also had very wild birds.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went July 7,2017. I will say we have many of the animals at home so it was not special. What you can see is bison, deer, attic fox, red fox, lynx. As with many zoo type settings the animals are sometimes hard to spot....More

Thank Sandie_in_SK
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to both visit our facility and share your experience. Although we regret to hear your visit did not exceed your expectations, we are proud to display some uniquely Yukon boreal and arctic mammals at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great facility. Doesn't make you feel like you're at a zoo and the animals have large compounds to keep them happy :)

Thank Bryana M
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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
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