Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse: Hours, Address, Yukon Wildlife Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Baba23
Hope, BC, Canada14 contributions
A must go to preserve, if you want to animals close up!
Sep. 2021
One of our most memorable experiences in the Whitehorse area.
If you don’t do anything else while in Whitehorse, you must go to the Wildlife Preserve!
Highly recommend taking the tour with an amazing guide “Doug”, his knowledge of the animals and the preserve itself is well worth the tour price.
We have never been so close to wildlife before and learnt a lot from Doug, on wildlife habits and their living conditions. This is a MUST go to place! Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Stephanie and Richard, Hope, B.C.
Written October 6, 2021
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Stu W
Edmonton, Canada100 contributions
Great day trip
Sep. 2021
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is less than an hour outside of Whitehorse and makes for an great family or couples day trip. Get close up to Lynx, Muskox, Moose, etc.
Written September 19, 2021
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Vicki M
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Great experience!
Jun. 2021 • Solo
Doug couldn’t have been a better tour guide. I strongly suggest getting the tour, we learned so much info during this bus tour! Thanks for the wonderful first experience at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. It was a great adventure for myself (a current Yukoner) and my
Mom (a visitor).
Written June 24, 2021
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ShawnaCanuck
Vancouver, Canada241 contributions
Highly recommend
Nov. 2020 • Friends
Walking the loop was enjoyable even in the snow. This wimpy Vancouver girl was a tad worried so I bundled up with snow pants etc and was perfectly fine. The staff are friendly and passionate about what they do. Not for profit that has been helping the Yukon’s most vulnerable animals for almost 50 years. Family friendly. Highly recommend this experience.
Written November 12, 2020
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KJElmer
Vancouver, Canada191 contributions
Beautiful animals
Oct. 2020 • Couples
It was very neat to be able to see all these different animals! They aren’t all native to the area, so that was interesting but also a treat. The large amount of land is really impressive and far better than a zoo could ever be. The animals seem well cared for and are as protected from predators as they can be, but I found myself wondering why some of them weren’t released to the wild.
Written October 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and support our facility. We really appreciate the comment and inquiry. Although our animals certainly have a wild nature to them they do have a certain level of habitation that wouldn't permit them to be returned to the wild and be successful including not causing conflict with humans. Many of the animals are born and raised at the Preserve, multi-generation in fact. Others have come in to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and due to their circumstances, like our 3 legged lynx or our bottle raised moose, were not able to be successfully released back to the wild so they live out their lives here and play an important role in sharing values of and respect towards nature. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. Should you wish to converse more we would love to explore this topic further with you - please reach out info@yukonwildlife.ca or 867-456-7400. You may also find exploring our Blogs as a good place for stories and information including our Annual Report which highlights the animals that came through the Rehab Centre. Yukonwildlife.ca/blog kind regards, Lindsay Manager Visitor Services
Written October 19, 2020
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Pigmy2005
Surrey, Canada39 contributions
Saw all the animals
Oct. 2020 • Couples
I was glad to be able to see the wildlife of Yukon. The enclosures were a nice big size si you didnt feel like you were at a zoo
Written October 12, 2020
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Frugalkittie415
Burnaby, Canada29 contributions
Amazing place to see some animals
Oct. 2020 • Couples
My husband and I went to the preserve today on a small group tour. There were a lot of local animals to see and we were able to see them all (with some being more difficult to find as they have ample space to hide if they want). So great to see so many species. The arctic fox was a favourite.
Written October 11, 2020
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oraleejean
Nanaimo, Canada67 contributions
A beautiful walk
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed the walk around the preserve. We were able to see all the animals. Lots of room for visitors to have space. Outhouses were available. We didn’t do the bus tour but overheard some of information as we walked by them and it seemed interesting.
Written October 4, 2020
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AbCanada
Penticton, Canada305 contributions
Outstanding
Sep. 2020 • Couples
This is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours and enjoy both the beauty of the Yukon and many of the species that live here. You can either take a tour of the property by a narrated bus tour or walk a well marked tour path with information signboards on each enclosure. Ste is clean, well organized and the animals have large enclosures and are very well cared for.
Written September 29, 2020
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DJC
Vancouver, Canada105 contributions
A great way to see wildlife up close
Aug. 2020
Our family had a great afternoon here. We recommend taking the bus trip as you get a lot of great information.
Written September 6, 2020
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