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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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Address: KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
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+1 867-456-7300
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10:30 - 16:00
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Fri - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring...

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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US$114.75*
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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour
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Great walk.

I love the animals. They look cared for and kept in great shape. The staff are knowledgeable and care deeply for the animals. Great family walk and in the summer a great bike ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the animals. They look cared for and kept in great shape. The staff are knowledgeable and care deeply for the animals. Great family walk and in the summer a great bike ride as well.

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Whitehorse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Want to view Yukon wildlife only a short distance from downtown Whitehorse? Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers visitors views of fourteen or more species, ranging from elk, moose, bison, caribou, Arctic and red foxes, mountain goats and sheep, mule deer etc from the perspective of a gravel road that wends its way in a giant five kilometre figure eight past field,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Temperature about -26C. Lots of game, some quite curious, others cautious but not extremely frightened. Bison, elk, caribou, musk oxen, mountain goats, fox, arctic fox, mountain and Dall sheep and lynx, moose,all within easy distance. 8km trail to follow and made an easy walk. Grades not difficult and the terrain changed substantially, suiting the animals well. Really enjoyed the refreshing... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a private bus tour with Who What Where Tours and it was great! The tour was about 2 hours I think, and we were able to take our time, not rushing at each location with each animal. It is very nice to see that each animal has a HUGE space to roam around, such as fields, and mountains... More 

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Thank Bluerose979
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's 5km walk and it's also great for cross country skiiers! Saw lots of animals and they were amazing! Highly recommend

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Thank Grace K
Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a little pricey for just a walk...beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife....signage easy to follow and knowledgeable....

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Thank _kbulas
Adelaide River, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful way to see the animals in the most natural environment. The walk around the preserve was pretty easy even in ankle deep snow. We took some snacks to enjoy while taking in the scenery along the way on well positioned benches found all along the trail, which I recommend doing if travelling with children.

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Thank Kimberley K
Minden, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day BUT dress warm.........lots of open areas that allow the wind to pick up..........you want to spend a lot of time outside as the animals were active throughout our tour.

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Thank patsych2017
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed the Preserve in August and again I'll give it a 5-Star for my winter visit. I went out there New Years day and though I failed miserably in dressing appropriately for the weather (I should know better as I live here!), it was still an exceptional day. I also invested in a year pass for $40. This is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit here! We walked by foot around the whole preserve, and loved seeing all the different wildlife. We went left around the loop, instead of right, and I'm so glad we did it that way as there's a hugh hill to climb UP instead of walk DOWN! :)

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