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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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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 1 May 2017

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

5  Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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 23 April 2017

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 15 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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...More

Thank Heidi v
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank Serena S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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

Thank loreysmith
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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!
18 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.
15 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