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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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“mountain goats” (58 reviews)
“bison” (67 reviews)
“arctic fox” (40 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

We saw many iconic animals of the north at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve including moose, muskox, cariboo, bison and my favourites the lynx and the arctic fox. Most of the enclosures were huge and the animals seemed well looked after. We joined a guided group...More

Thank katblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we did not have our own vehicle, we arranged for a transfer with Who What Where Tours. We were driven out to the Preserve and arranged a pickup about 2 1/2 hours later. We walked the ~5km trail around the Preserve and saw the...More

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great wild life park. The animals have large areas to roam and their natural environment has been created. It takes some time to see all the animals but it is worth the effort. Animals such as lynx, musk ox, moose, caribou mountain...More

Thank Waterdown
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Yukon Wildlife preserve is without a doubt a must. Its great for all ages 3 to 90. You can walk the 5 Km or take a tour bus. They have a great selection of northern animals. I have gone 3 times and will do...More

1  Thank Big D Y
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Interesting background about how this place came to be. The animals are in extensive enclosures. They have freedom far beyond a zoo but can still seen during the tour. The guide provided a lot of information about each animal group and about many of the...More

Thank kumack
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I love the vast array of northern animals they care for. It feels like a magical experience being able to walk around and see such beautiful animals in their own habitat and know they are in the most natural setting for them.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visit this reserve is great to know the main local fauna characteristics . A little of each to see and know lives there. Visiting with an experienced guide is even better.

Thank QuelMM
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Though what we see here are just a dozen of arctic/Yukon animal species, this non-profit organization in its mission commits to promote education, conservation, and research of the northern ecology, including its wildlife. Beside taking visitors and providing tours, they have school programs, camp activities,...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

You can get great photographs of wildlife, without the fences. Avoid school time as the kids tend to be load and scare the animals away! There really ought to be a cafe. You can get soft drinks from a vending machine and some very limited...More

1  Thank Stevethearchitect
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Our tour guide was wonderful and was able to answer all of our questions. You never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy viewing the wildlife. A beautiful setting and a must during your time in Whitehorse.

Thank Tracey D
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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