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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
Phone Number: +1 867-456-7300
10:30 - 16:00
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Fri - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Fun day of walking

I didn't do the bus tour but I would absolutely recommend the walking tour. We went on a fairly cold day (-10 degrees Celsius) and it was just right with the right clothes... read more

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't do the bus tour but I would absolutely recommend the walking tour. We went on a fairly cold day (-10 degrees Celsius) and it was just right with the right clothes. Almost every exhibit had the animals fairly close to the front so you could really see all of the animals fairly up close.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was an amazing adventure! It was so interesting to see the native animals and their stories with interesting facts about each. The guides were very helpful in pointing out the hiding spots of each animal so we were able to see them all. What a beautiful place with plenty of space for the animals! Thanks Yukon for sharing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't think of this place as the zoo you're used to. It's much, much bigger and offers a way to see Yukon Wildlife you may not otherwise see. Many of the animals were orphaned or injured and either can't be placed in the wild or are being rehabilitated. We took the small bus tour where you get out often to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful place, the animals are in great condition, and even though they are behind fences, they have plenty of space to do as they like The mountain goat were my favorite!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Yukon offers some unique sights. This is a place where you can experience and appreciated so much of what the Yukon has. The landscape is so dynamic and spectacular. The animals that you can see there are special and beautiful. Dress for the weather and you will love this spot.

Thank Laska L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a great time on the bus tour! Definitely worth the little extra money for the guidance as our tour guide gave us pelts to feel, pictures of x-rays of the animals to look at, and was able to tell us the animals' background stories! My favourite was the red fox who was first thought to be a dog and... More 

Thank Sydney A
Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very much surprised at how many animals were located here. They're in their native environment and with plenty of space to roam. There is a large area to cover, so plan on spending a couple of hours if you want to see and learn all about these animals. With the exception of the foxes, we saw Canada lynx, muskox, elk,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Really nice preserve with a variety of animals to see. There were bus rides available, but we chose to walk through the preserve, and it was an excellent hike - not too strenuous, but a great way to get out and get moving!

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Grafton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We walked through this attraction today, in the snow. It was cold, but this was not a disadvantage. What we weren't impressed with was the disinterested approach of the lady on the desk. She was quite dismissive of us when we arrived and was so dismissive when we finished our walk it was insulting. The park itself is obviously doing... More 

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yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this review

Hello Jenny, Please let me take this opportunity to thank you very much for visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and to further take the time to review your adventure with us. I am deeply apologetic for the experience you encountered with staff at our reception cabin. I can assure you your interaction was unrepresentative of the high quality customer service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A must see for anyone who comes to Whitehorse, we took the tour bus both times we went and also bought a family pass, guides are very friendly and knowledgeable

Thank Jake M

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