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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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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 18 June 2017

I rented a car in Whitehorse so I made my own way to the wildlife preserve which is easily found. I took the self directed walking option as I wanted to have time to take photographs at my leisure. During my tour I met up...More

Thank Eoin M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Due to a mixup and issues at the hotel that we were supposed to be staying at our first night, we didn't get out here until 45 mins before it closed, when we were en route to the hot springs. That was too late for...More

Thank seajaydw
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We went at about midday and the moose were off hiding in the back corner of their enclosure, so I would say go in the morning or afternoon to see all the animals more easily. The reindeer were very friendly and came right over when...More

Thank dev45
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 23 May 2017 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 16 May 2017

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 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
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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
15 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