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Whitehorse Fishway

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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Very Good

This fishway explains the path that fish have to take around the dam along the Yukon river. the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Halifax, Canada
Very Interesting

The was a great experience. The fish biologist on staff was very knowledge and took the time to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“fish ladder” (37 reviews)
“yukon river” (14 reviews)
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This fishway explains the path that fish have to take around the dam along the Yukon river. the staff will explain the process and how the fish from the start to the end.

Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The was a great experience. The fish biologist on staff was very knowledge and took the time to explain how the fish ladder works. You are left wondering how anyone thought of doing this. We enjoyed a second visit with an friend.

Thank humptus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nobody but I wanted to see this, but everyone enjoyed the visit. Very informative information on the migration of the Salmon from the Berring Sea to Whitehorse up this fish ladder. The final stop for many. We were early in the season so we didn't...More

1  Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The salmon don't run until July, as we learned from the delightful and enthusiastic docent. She converted a likely disappointment into a genuinely interesting experience.

Thank AboveEarth
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to visit in Whitehorse Yukon. You can watch the salmon swing up the fish ladder to get around the dam. There is a nice little gift shop and a great educational exhibit on the fish and Yukon River. Definitely a must...More

1  Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view and lot's to learn at Whitehorse's Fish Lader. See the salmon swimming while learning lot's about how salmon were catched in the olden days and how they are catched by First Nations. I find this place very good. So go down to Whitehorse's...More

Thank Harley K
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Whitehorse Fishway give those who visit a true and very interesting account of why fishways are built. The observation platforms allow visitors an excellent view of the construction of the fish ladder. Once inside the building there is a tank area where the fish...More

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 29 September 2016

we visited the fishway on September. we were there more then half an hour, and we saw only one small fish! you can read the written explanations and look at the photos,they are quite interesting, but if you come in order to see fish -...More

3  Thank stavia1
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I teach about salmon in my home area, so this was a good destination for me. Loved seeing the huge wooden fish ladder, and the spawners, even though there were not many salmon due to the time we visited. Lots of good information in the...More

Thank CarolynD53
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was a great experience to learn about the salmon and other river fish migrating! Staff were really I night full and helpful to all of our questions!

Thank victoria C
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Edward M
13 August 2016|
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Response from zilerog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could look online for Whitehorse Fishway. When you get there don't forget to walk up to the top of the damn, gives you a better idea of how high the fish have to climb and how long the ladder is.
5 August 2016|
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Response from AvalonFlyBird | Reviewed this property |
Pop over to the tourist info building on 2nd ave from there cross the Yukon River bridge and continue to walk past the school to the round about turn right the follow the road past Christ the King School on the left and the... More