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Whitehorse Fishway

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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Lucky enough to be there at the right time.

We were lucky enough to be there when 2 salmon showed up to go through the ladders... 2 of the 3... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edmonton, Canada
Interesting visit

Interesting stop to see the wooden fish ladder. We sam only one rainbow trout. As it was at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marc G
Zomergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to be there when 2 salmon showed up to go through the ladders... 2 of the 3 that went through that day. It was interesting to see how this worked.

Thank caperstwo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stop to see the wooden fish ladder. We sam only one rainbow trout. As it was at the start of our three week trip we returned the last day again but we only saw several salmon at the bottom of the ladder (via lifecam)....More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely try to see this while you're in Whitehorse. The young people who work at the Fishway are knowledgeable and love to explain the goings on with the Chinook Salmon that return to Shwatka Lake to spawn. I never thought I'd find salmon so interesting...More

Thank wendyoes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Included in our Miles Canyon and City Tour with whitehorsetours.com. The fish weren't jumping when we visited but it was definitely worth a visit to learn more about the dam and the purpose of the fish ladders.

Thank vef2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Salmon swim 2200 miles up the Yukon River before arriving to the fish ladder in Whitehorse. We learned a a lot about their incredible journey, observed them before and after the trip up the fish ladder and enjoyed watching and hearing the thunderous Yukon...More

Thank Adventure-Us2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed the fish ladder and view of the dam. The young people who were working were so informative and knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife around here. Very educational and interesting tour.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We got a chance to go the fish ladder and the fish were just starting to run. There were only a few fish in the viewing area but there were lots swimming around the entrance to the ladder and some big ones too. Cost is...More

1  Thank finallyretired2015
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The spillway is impressive ...so much water.There are several trails that start at this point we did not hike them .We were there at about 9pm, still day light in July saw a red fox walk by about 20 feet away .It had a rabbit...More

2  Thank Catmint227
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Interesting stop to see the fish ladder, saw a lot salmon at the bottom of the ladder but only a couple of trout in the ladder. Also drive up the road to the dam for a nice viewpoint.

1  Thank Odd_Th0mas
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We went to the fishway not knowing what to expect but there is a lot of interesting short reads all over to get educated on the salmon run. We found this to be a a very good place to visit and get educated on how...More

1  Thank ronfunkcompany
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Edward M
13 August 2016|
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Response from zilerog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could look online for Whitehorse Fishway. When you get there don't forget to walk up to the top of the damn, gives you a better idea of how high the fish have to climb and how long the ladder is.
5 August 2016|
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Response from AvalonFlyBird | Reviewed this property |
Pop over to the tourist info building on 2nd ave from there cross the Yukon River bridge and continue to walk past the school to the round about turn right the follow the road past Christ the King School on the left and the... More