Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing Trading Post)

Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing Trading Post)

Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing Trading Post)
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Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing Trading Post) has something for everyone! Be sure to stop by to visit their two museums, petting farm, or stay for their freshly cooked BBQ lunch. Other onsite activities include dogcart rides with a fleet of local huskies, gold panning, and an extensive gift shop featuring the finest local Yukon-made artwork and gifts.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • supermanmo
    Florida148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The animals of Carcross!
    We were driving from Skagway to Emerald Lake and this was one of the stops we had planned. A big touristy type place, but had a lot of fun things to do. The museums were small but informative. The giftshops had some nice things. The highlights were the live animals. Seemed to be cared for very well. Were able to buy food to feed different animals. The absolute highlight was seeing and playing with 7 puppies. They also offered gold panning (didn't look like much) and dog mushing experience , which we also skipped because we had experienced this actually on a glacier and sled, so nothing else compares. Lots of buses visit but it never seemed crowded.
    Thank you for visiting us! We are a major tourist destination in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon and we are happy you decided to stop by! We love our four legged team members almost as much as they love greeting our guests and enjoying the treats! Unfortunately even in the Yukon we don't have snow in the summer, but our dogs and mushers do get alot of training time by showing our guests around our property! Thank you again for including us on your trip! W.A.Y Team
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Judy H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip! Worth every penny
    Worth every penny!! This trip isn’t described well. It’s half a train ride through the Yukon. The other half is a bus ride with the driver well informed (even if he looked 12yo!) as a tour guide. We did photo stops and had a great lunch halfway through the day. The place we stopped is great in itself! It has sled dogs, taxidermy animals, a petting zoo. And the donuts!! Make sure you get one… or 3! Lok
    We are so happy you enjoyed your day here! We are working on revising our trip description so that potential guests can get a real feel for what their day entails! Our donuts are made fresh on site everyday and they are a hit! Thank you for coming to Wild Adventure Yukon! We hope to see you again one day! W.A.Y Team
    Written September 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Gary K
    Omaha, Nebraska3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wild Yukon Adventure Day trip
    We visited as part of a cruise Shore Excursion…and really enjoyed it! A really fun stop with good food, family activities…and puppies! Granted, there weren’t sled dog puppies (not raising any this year), but the puppies they had were adorable! Plus, it was great to see the sled dogs so excited to run. Be sure to try the “Sweet Beaver” for an adult beverage with a local twist!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
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Gary K
Omaha, NE3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We visited as part of a cruise Shore Excursion…and really enjoyed it! A really fun stop with good food, family activities…and puppies! Granted, there weren’t sled dog puppies (not raising any this year), but the puppies they had were adorable! Plus, it was great to see the sled dogs so excited to run. Be sure to try the “Sweet Beaver” for an adult beverage with a local twist!
Written September 24, 2023
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Judy H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Worth every penny!!
This trip isn’t described well. It’s half a train ride through the Yukon. The other half is a bus ride with the driver well informed (even if he looked 12yo!) as a tour guide. We did photo stops and had a great lunch halfway through the day. The place we stopped is great in itself! It has sled dogs, taxidermy animals, a petting zoo. And the donuts!! Make sure you get one… or 3! Lok
Written September 16, 2023
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We are so happy you enjoyed your day here! We are working on revising our trip description so that potential guests can get a real feel for what their day entails! Our donuts are made fresh on site everyday and they are a hit! Thank you for coming to Wild Adventure Yukon! We hope to see you again one day! W.A.Y Team
Written September 24, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amber B
Wisconsin288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Kind of a tourist trap but still a lot to fun. Great food, nice museum and taxidermy. Worth a stop if you have time.
Written July 28, 2023
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supermanmo
Florida148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were driving from Skagway to Emerald Lake and this was one of the stops we had planned. A big touristy type place, but had a lot of fun things to do. The museums were small but informative. The giftshops had some nice things. The highlights were the live animals. Seemed to be cared for very well. Were able to buy food to feed different animals. The absolute highlight was seeing and playing with 7 puppies. They also offered gold panning (didn't look like much) and dog mushing experience , which we also skipped because we had experienced this actually on a glacier and sled, so nothing else compares. Lots of buses visit but it never seemed crowded.
Written July 10, 2023
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Thank you for visiting us! We are a major tourist destination in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon and we are happy you decided to stop by! We love our four legged team members almost as much as they love greeting our guests and enjoying the treats! Unfortunately even in the Yukon we don't have snow in the summer, but our dogs and mushers do get alot of training time by showing our guests around our property! Thank you again for including us on your trip! W.A.Y Team
Written September 24, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amanda D
Knoxville, TN9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
On a recent ride down the Klondike Highway, one of our "must do" activities was to pet husky puppies that will one day pull sleds. We saw their sign outside that reads "Husky Puppies" so we pulled in. There was even another sign about Iditarod training. Apparently there are other things to do here & I cannot comment on those because we stopped only for the husky puppies. We went inside to the register & asked about petting husky puppies. The cashier told us that they did rides as well as petting the sled dog puppies & that they even had some new little puppies! We were very excited & all 4 of us paid 15$ each to go pet the puppies. We went out into the petting zoo type area & it turns out their "husky puppies" were not huskies or sled dog puppies at all. There was a humane society rep sitting with some very pitiful looking dogs who were laying in the dirt & she was trying to get people to adopt them. Now I do believe these dogs deserve good homes but it is very disingenuous to lure people in thinking they are going to pet husky puppies & then make them pay to pet a few adoptable dogs. They should be upfront that they are just trying to adopt puppies out & not that these are Iditarod pups in training. Definitely a tourist trap so don't be fooled by their false advertising.
Written June 27, 2023
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Hello In previous years we have had Husky Puppies, hence the signage. For the past couple of years, our Dog Handlers have determined that their teams are not requiring any additional dogs - and as such have decided not to breed this season. We don't believe it is responsible for us to breed for the purposes of tourism - and much more responsible for us to help find fur-ever homes for the many many puppies that are here in the Yukon. Breeding programs are costly, especially as a puppy is only a puppy for a short time - and once grown must be fed and cared for forever. Many of our pups that we foster have husky lineage - as Huskies are very common here in the Yukon. We have over 60 dogs here on property that all, are in fact racing sled dogs. These dogs train daily - this summer conditioning helps to maintain muscle, commands and the functioning of a team - and the dog teams here are competitors in the Yukon Quest and Iditerod. Our staff are here to answer questions about sled dogs, racing and our training programs. We are a major tourism destination for people from all over the world, and we appreciate our guests!
Written June 28, 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Cruise ship and private tours to the Yukon from Skagway all stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post for lunch and time to see the museums and petting zoo.
Staff is well organized for the large crowds. Lunch is a BBQ chicken leg, a baked potato and cole slaw. There are all you can eat cake donuts. The chicken was good but the potato was overcooked. We didn't find the homemade rolls. Coffee, tea and water are included.

There is a small museum dedicated to the early years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Wildlife Museum honors the original taxidermist who prepared many of the large mammals from the north as well as a few other animals. The mammoth is the only animal that is not original. From the museum there is a small petting zoo. Dogsled rides are available but should be booked immediately upon arrival.

After a long drive from Skagway and numerous photo stops we were thankful for the down time.
Written June 20, 2023
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We are happy that you came to visit us! Sorry you missed the rolls, but happy you found the donuts! Our Wooly Mammoth is a replica - one of only six in the world. Since these beasts have been extinct for hundreds of years we think ours is a good replication and representative of what they would have looked like! Thanks for taking the time to review your visit!
Written June 28, 2023
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Ryan
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Friendly staff and great food. The petting zoo and puppies in the back were a fun addition to the stop.
Written May 30, 2023
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Thanks for coming! We appreciate your visit!
Written June 28, 2023
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Randy M
Ft Lauderdale, United States6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Don’t waste your time or your money. This is the worst trip. I would’ve given it even lower than one star.

It’s a long, monotonous ride. The food is terrible and the place is just a tourist trap and a rip-off.

I do many reviews and I try to be as kind as possible. There is no way I can be kind with this one. Stay away.
Written May 18, 2023
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Hi Randy We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your tour. The one hour and 15 minute trip from Skagway is one of the most spectacular scenic highways travelled in the north! It is unfortunate you found it unenjoyable. We are a tourist destination - in fact we host over 500 guests each day, during the busy cruise ship and summer vacation periods. Guests from all over the world choose to come and visit the beautiful Yukon - we are truly sorry that your tour wasn't up to your expectations. If you would like to provide us with specific feedback we'd welcome any insights from you or any of our tourist visitors. Kind regards Wild Adventure Yukon
Written June 19, 2023
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DTLTA
Frankfort, IL79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Carcross was pretty neat - as it's a dessert in Alaska. It's not too large but we we were able to get some pretty neat photos. My husband and kids walked up the dune and I stayed behind with my inlaws, but they said the view once they got up there was pretty nice. All-in-all we spent about an hour or so there.
Written April 29, 2023
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Philip_Marsh
Greater Manchester, UK495 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The best way to describe this place is as a down market petting zoo. Where should I start?

1. Dog Sled: For $45 per person you can sit on a motorised sled with dogs running in front.
2. Animal Museum: A series of stuffed animals in a large barn of a commercial building.
3. Gold Panning Experience: Man-made river. It was closed.
4. Petting Zoo:......
5. 2 Dall Sheep: Stuffed and set on a hillside.
6. Husky Puppies: Looking very sorry for themselves with a sign that was asking for tips for them.
7. Food: BBQ chicken, half a baked potato, coleslaw, rolls and donuts (supplies keep running out and there are long waits)
Written November 25, 2022
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I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We use the ATV with our dogs for the dog excursion as this is the way dog mushers actually train in the off season when there is no snow. We had "supersized" carts custom built so that our guests can take part in this experience. We have a built in sound system so our mushers can interact with our guests and provide a narrative of what it is like to live and work with sled dogs and train for these big races. The ATV is able to assist the dogs so they do not over exert themselves in the warmer temps, but allows them to continue to train on a modified basis throughout the off-season. I believe if you had taken part in the experience you would see the value and if you research similar experiences I think you will find the cost is on par. Our gold panning experience is in a man-made river, as that's really the only option to experience the feeling of gold panning unless you get the opportunity to head out to the Klondike for an authentic gold panning experience in a real creek. We have been very short staffed for 2022 season, and a much lower volume of guests than pre-pandemic so I would assume there was simply not somebody manning the station. Our apologies on that if it is something you were looking to try. As for the pups - we are happy to say we work with the Yukon Animal Rescue Network and adopted out 23 pups last year. We don't always have just husky pups, but we find our guests are happy to see pups of any breed and to know that we aren't breeding for the business and that rescue pups are being adopted to local homes. That is the menu we serve, and I hope you enjoyed. We are typically very efficient, so I do apologize if you had to wait.
Written March 6, 2023
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