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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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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 24 September 2016 via mobile

The preserve has a wide variety of wildlife. You can walk the trail in about 2 hours or take the bus tour if you prefer. It was a beautiful sunny day so we walked. Lots of photographic opportunities. The animal enclosures are huge - these...More

1  Thank SaskTravlr
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A massive expanse of land for these majestic animals, take the guided tour and be driven around this vast preserve. They have Bison, Caribou, Moose, Deers, Elks, Mountain Goats, Spinx, Arctic foxes to name a few. We had a great afternoon.

1  Thank catchfab
Reviewed 23 September 2016

WE really enjoyed seeing so many of the animals from the Yukon region in their natural habitat. You can do a bus tour or walk. We choose to walk so we could take our time and enjoy the beauty of the preserve and took many...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This game preserve is wonderful! You can walk the roads or take a bus with a knowledgable driver. A great chance to learn about and observe caribou, wood bison, moose, elk, mule deer, stone sheep and mountain goats. We were lucky enough to see the...More

1  Thank Pam K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Neat place. Loved the animals especially the puppies. Not an all day thing for us (two 25 year olds) but still appreciated it!

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I signed up for a tour and when it turned out I was the only one there, I expected to be told to come back tomorrow. Instead I had a private tour with a knowing guide. I had close up looks at almost all of...More

Thank TectonicGreg
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The staff here are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. We took the bus tour. I would love to walk it on my own but the bus guide was amazing and the tour made the visit.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It was amazing to see the animal running so free in this Preserve and not a zoo like. Animals are released back to the wild if possible.More

Thank Marie B
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience. I just wanted to take a moment to clarify the animals in our collection, the species and individuals one would view as they travel through out the 5km loop, are permanent residents of the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We saw several species of animals, including mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, bison, reindeer, prairie dogs, elk, Arctic fox, and deer. A fun place, but photography is difficult due to fencing.

Thank nightingale1972
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The guided tour around the preserve was excellent. The guide stopped at each wildlife area, explained about the animals, allowed plenty of time for pictures and questions. The preserve has 16 different species of animals right now. There is plenty of land so the animals...More

Thank Tim B
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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