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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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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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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“mountain goats” (58 reviews)
“bison” (67 reviews)
“arctic fox” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our tour guide was wonderful and was able to answer all of our questions. You never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy viewing the wildlife. A beautiful setting and a must during your time in Whitehorse.

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

These animals were beautiful looks like their own environment. The bison were amazing and the little Arctic Fox.

Thank julee w
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We enjoyed it so much! It is a beautiful natural habitat for animals. Illustrations were clear and educational.

Thank anitalB671RC
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold and rainy day but were warmly welcomed by the lovely staff at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. We opted for a bus tour given the weather and were so glad we did. (You can walk around the preserve instead). Lindsay (hope...More

1  Thank Lizalang1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

we went to the Yukon to see wild life and the Preserve Center was the only place we saw wild life! in confinement!!! Although I commend the effort to preserve injured and non-adaptive wild animals in a reserve, I am not sure I agree with...More

1  Thank saunalovers
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I'm always skeptical of such things but I was really impressed. The animals have a lot of range, they seem well cared for and in excellent physical and mental health (except for maybe the fox which showed some stereotyping).

Thank mes227
Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you have any interest in animals, this preserve is a must see in Whitehorse. Just know that it is not a zoo and the animals, all native to the area, are in large, natural enclosures. As such, it may not be possible to see...More

1  Thank JimFinPortland
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Excellent day out seeing the different animals that live in the Yukon. I would recommend the bus tour as you learn about the animals, their back stories, and their habitats.

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We walked the 5 km double loop - took us about 2.5 hours as we stopped to watch the animals so much and took so many pictures. Really well done and the different fenced-in habitats for the different species were huge and replicated their natural...More

1  Thank Thon
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had a delightful tour of this wonderful preserve. - a natural habitat. Our guide was super knowledgeable and it's obvious the staff are passionate about what they do and the animals are so well cared for. Be sure to visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve when...More

Thank AlyMcK
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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 Greg M | 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