Yukon Wildlife Preserve
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Kay P
Scottsdale, AZ6 contributions
Nov. 2022
We were taken to the Wildlife Preserve by Northern Tales and our guide was Cata. We loved everything about the Preserve. We had great views of all the animals and really enjoyed the way they were living in natural habitat.

What made the tour even better for us was we had Cata, from Northern Tales Aurora Company, as our guide. Her knowledge of all the animals and her enthusiasm for them made everything so much more interesting. She had an incredible amount of information of each and every species.

Huge kudos to Cata. A wonderful guide. We also had the opportunity to go with her to the Northern Tales viewing area and once again she provided us with another array of knowledge. Thank you so much Cata
Written November 29, 2022
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Salma56
Fukuoka, Japan230 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
An outstanding environment where huge efforts have been made over many years to ensure every creature is well and secure within its environment. Roads and paths are safe and well maintained ensuring guests can move comfortably around the complex.
I would have appreciated enclosures to be signed with a factual explanation of the creatures within to deepen my understanding rather than constantly relying on a guide’s oral explanation. That said, as an Australian, I have had a most wonderful, unique experience.
Written November 23, 2022
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Paul and Kim A
Toronto, Canada231 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We took a guided tour of the preserve as part of our stay at the Northern Lights resort. Honestly, we’re not sure what we expected, but this was less. We were driven from viewing spot to viewing spot. There were various Yukon wildlife in large but clearly contained environments that felt nothing like the “wild” of “wildlife”. Some, like the lynx we took on faith as it was not visible. We fully accept that the rescue and educational work of the Preserve is valuable and worthy. As a tourist experience it was - meh. It felt more zoo than wilderness, so less special than we had hoped.
Written September 25, 2022
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Heather B
Cooroy, Australia30 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Cata our guide was smart, fun and helpful. The tour was well organised and allowed us to see various native animals
Written September 24, 2022
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wloo_andrew
Waterloo, Canada886 contributions
Sep. 2022
We chose to walk the 5 km trail so we could spend our time watching the animals and taking pictures. It's an easy walk. We did overhear some of the commentary from the bus tour at one of the stops. The tour likely adds a lot of interesting info that you wouldn't otherwise get. I highly recommend visiting if you're in the Whitehorse area.
Written September 23, 2022
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Dayle Gaetz
Campbell River, Canada12 contributions
Sep. 2022
Although it would be fun to walk the route through the preserve--a loop between fenced-off areas, I recommend taking the bus tour because the tour guide has so much to offer. We stopped and got out of the bus at every feeding area where animals gather. Moose, mountain goats, dall and stone sheep, close up, bison in the distance, glimpses of a wily young fox and a sleeping wildcat. Lots of photos, well worth the time!
Written September 21, 2022
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Wetherstone P
Midland, Canada195 contributions
Aug. 2022
If you are in the Whitehorse area and especially if you have kids, you absolutely must visit this preserve. The guided bus tour was amazing, lots of information about the preserve & its history, the various types of animals and stories about individual residents. Our group really lucked out seeing a young Arctic fox female and a male and female caribou who were right at the fence when we stopped.
Written September 6, 2022
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RK6606
Mississauga, Canada6 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We opted for a photography tour. Absolutely amazing. To see the animals close by, take all these close up pictures is absolutely priceless.
Great place, great tour. Highly recommended.
Written September 6, 2022
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Paula V
125 contributions
Aug. 2022
I took the guided bus tour, 1 1/2 hr. The driver/guide, Maureen, was a great storyteller. Regular stops to go and see the animals in their natural habitat. Maureen had a story about all of them. She spoke clearly, and her voice carried far enough that I could wander away to take pictures while listening to her stories. You can do the walking tour and take a printed guide along, but I didn't have a lot of time so the tour worked best for me. Plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of elk, caribou, bison, Muskox, moose, mountain goats, Dali's and Stone sheep, red foxes. I was lucky to get to see them all. They have a couple of Lynx too, but I didn't get to see them. A small gift shop at the entrance. Great experience.
Written August 30, 2022
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Susan S
Welland, Canada45 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Well run. Take the tour bus if you have any problems walking a long way or if it is hot. Bring bug spray! My only complaint would be the inside of the bus could use a daily cleaning due to the bloody dead mosquitoes on walls and windows.
Written August 14, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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