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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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  • Average5%
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“mountain goats” (55 reviews)
“arctic fox” (39 reviews)
“bison” (52 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 15 September 2017 via mobile

Really awesome tour . Great to see the native animals up close . Very clean , the animals all look healthy and well looked after . Knowledgeable tour guide

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Although on a preserve, the wild life is free to roam their enviroment. We experience the sighting of Big Horn Sheep up close and on the mountain side. Bison, Moose, Lynx, Fox and more. Guide was good to narrate the various areas of the the...More

1  Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Located just 25min north of town the wildlife preserve is a little nexus of goodness. They are always hosting local fun runs, easter egg hunts and other community engagement events. The animals are beautiful - the setting is fabulous. we paid to take the bus...More

Thank Kris J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We walked the perimeter and our only disappointment was we forgot our "real" camera and had only our phones. The 3 mile walk took us about three hours because we spent so much time gawking at the critters.

Thank Aukenessie
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We rented a car and drove out to the preserve and it was well worth it. We hiked around the grounds saw a lot of wildlife. We had a seat at a bench and a deer came up to us quite curiously. When we got...More

2  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This Wildlife Preserve is not big, doesn't have too may animals, either. But, it is a good place to spend in an afternoon.

1  Thank pldj m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Great place - we chose to do the bus tour and learned so much - can highly recommend the experience - thank you

1  Thank CherylTurner5085
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to view local wildlife We did the bus tour the guide was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen too Great place

Thank whataboutthis
Reviewed 31 August 2017

However the animals are fenced of, the setting for most animals gives them a lot of space so it looks nearly a compete natural environment. We loved it, as we hoped to see some of these animals in nature, but for several of these the...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to the Yukon. We saw examples of almost all of the animals on the preserve. We took the guided tour, well worth the price. The facilities are wonderful and our guide, Lindsey, was excellent. She answered all our...More

Thank Harley W
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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 yukonwildlife | 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