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.
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Randy M
Ft Lauderdale, United States6 contributions
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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DTLTA
Frankfort, IL79 contributions
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, UK490 contributions
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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Jeff S
2 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
This was an excursion stop/option as part of our Princess cruise. A great way to spend the afternoon. Lunch was provided and the bbq was good. A lot of activities here that included sled dog training and a couple of museums. Well worth the time for an excursion. The trip by bus out was informative with several stops along the way.
Written August 15, 2022
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Hi Jeff, Thanks so much for including us in your holiday plans and glad you enjoyed your visit with us!
Written October 1, 2022
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kevin m
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time at the Caribou Crossing Trading post! We got to pet and play with puppies and talk to the mushers who are training the dogs. We took the sled ride around a trail and it was very cool to see the dogs in action. You can tell the dogs love it there and love running with the sleds! There’s also a petting area with some other animals. Everyone was very friendly and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area!!
Written July 13, 2022
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Thanks so much for your visit and happy you enjoyed your time with us =)
Written August 10, 2022
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Annstiques
Bowman, Georgia13 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
Stopped for lunch and dog mushing. Lunch was decent and staff was very friendly. Dog mushing was a joke and way overpriced. $45 per person to ride in a large gas powered vehicle. The dogs did not do any actual pulling of the vehicle. VERY disappointing. Waste of money. Cute petting zoo and dog puppies. $2 to feed animals, which the kids loved. If I didn’t pay for the mushing it may have been less painful.
Written June 10, 2022
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I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the dog ride with us. Using the ATV is the way dog mushers train in the off season - we just supersize the ATV here so guests can take part in this experience and learn more about what it takes 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. As for the cost of the experience - we do understand it may seem expensive, however we have 80 dogs in our kennel that are fed and cared for all year which is very costly. I'm glad your kids did enjoy the petting zoo and visiting with our puppies!
Written August 10, 2022
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada875 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Normally this place hosts Alaska cruise excursionsts from Skagway taking their Yukon adventure excursion, but they did not show up this year. Regardless, there is a petting zoo and sled dog ride experience for both summer and winter.

Also glad to have the gift shop fully open. It is pretty much not obvious becausw the doors are closed and had to be open manually. There is also an exhibit within the gift shop but it looks like there is an admission fee there.
Written September 29, 2021
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Kris J
Lisbon, Portugal471 contributions
May 2021 • Business
Okay if you are driving down the Klondike highway and see two mountain goats on the ridge, stop in. Lisa, Dale, Peter and the staff will do their best to make sure it is a great experience.
The petting zoo is awesome for kids and great photo opportunities.
Written May 11, 2021
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Michael D
Huddersfield, UK113 contributions
May 2020
Called in at Caribou Crossing Trading Post on our trip from Skagway up into the Yukon before calling at nearby Carcross,this was all part of a trip that we organized before leaving the U.K,we were treated to a buffet type lunch really tasty was a little bit busy in the dining area,outside you could wonder round the museum or even take a dog sleigh ride for a small extra charge or just wonder round the grounds,stayed a couple of hours,well worth seeing
Written March 18, 2021
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BeeLittle
Downers Grove, IL1,623 contributions
Sep. 2019
We have stopped here for maybe an hour right after our lunch. I don't even know what to think about this place.... there's really nothing to do unless you sign up for an excursion... Not worth a stop.
Written August 10, 2020
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