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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

#3 of 58 things to do in Whitehorse Features Animals
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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It took us 1h for the walking 5km tour...nice view of all the animals....but disappointed that there was no bear...

Thank Ti-Kikine
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the bus tour this time because we had two children with us. The tour guide was great. He told us very interesting facts about the animals and answered all our questions. We saw many animals and the children loved it. I have walked...More

Thank YukonGal60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large preserve, with massive enclosures. Many of the animals were found injured in the wild (like one of the red foxes) or as orphaned babies who could not be released. The animals were well cared for, and the enclosures mimic a...More

Thank Disneygroupie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to see lots of the Yukon animals that live at the Preserve: thinhorn sheep, mountain goats, bison, muskox, deer, caribou, moose...the list goes on. When we were leaving, a black bear wandered across the road at the entrance to the Preserve, too....More

Thank orilliaguyz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a must visit since day one! I live here and go every year at least once. I've had so many wonderful experiences at the preserve I always come back for more. Kids love it and their interactive displays and gift shop...More

Thank LilithEmery
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction as part of an organised package to the Yukon based in Whitehorse. This attraction is well worth the time to visit and we did get to see all the resident animals although the Moose were only seen from a distance. Allow...More

Thank davidbY6015KA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a little bias here because i used to visit this place befor it became the wildlife preserve. It's neat to see Yukon wildlife in somewhat natural habitat,and their enclosures are large enough so they have room to move around. The staff are great, and...More

Thank yukonsnowman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Whitehorse and go to the Wildlife preserve often. There's a tour bus, but the walk is so refreshing and connects you with nature. It's quite a nice, long walk, with a spectacular view around. Looking at wild animals up close, being able...More

Thank Kay I
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for supporting the Preserve, further thank you for taking the time to review your experiences. I just wanted to take a quick moment to clarify that there are two very important rules when visiting the Preserve which is no touching and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tiny school of 8 kids went to with parents and teachers. The kids and adults loved. We had a great guide that was able to take the time to answer all of our questions. We were lucky enough to see the Arctic Fox in...More

Thank Rebeche
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wildlife preserve is a great place to take your family of all ages. They have a shuttle that will take you by all of the animal pens, or if you enjoy a good walk, then they have a 5km route that takes you past...More

Thank MMCowell
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19 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
16 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