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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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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...more
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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

A bit more then 5 km but well worth it. The trails are clean, the animals well taken care of. Wonderful place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lex B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Doug was an excellent guide, and he entertained and informed us on our bus tour around the property. He answered all of our questions, and we left knowing more about the Preserve and the backstory of each individual animal. Most importantly, we left feeling more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank euanforrester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided bus tour and absolutely loved it! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience super fun and interesting!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 369kianad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with one of the staff from Muktuk Adventures - Mary. She is very knowledgeable about the animals and we had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wilda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to see the local wildlife in natural habitats. Of course this means you may see some from a distance, or even not at all, but overall I enjoyed the visit. Seeing lynx closeup was a special treat.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a private behind the scenes tour. This preserve has an interesting history and how it came to be. I am grateful for the original forward thinking owners and their passion for protecting wildlife. All the animals cared for within this preserve would other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 6HappyTravellors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Baring in mind we were at the preserve in February I would recommend driving rather than walking due to the chilly temperatures. There is a lot of places to stop and we had a great experience seeing foxes, goats, musk ox, elk etc. The size...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 121kellies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic! took the guided bus so it was warm and informative. the staff were great and we goot to see all the animals so it was amazing!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jackitipton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved every minute of it, our guide explained everything while driving, you can walk all the preserve, but we went on a very cold season, -30ºC / -40ºC so it was a mini van ride, we would get down and take pictures of every species,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank turquoise-pam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

100% recommend checking out this preserve if you’re heading to the Yukon. You can book ahead to take the bus around the preserve, or walk or bike it yourself. As it was -23 we booked the bus. Joanna was our driver, and she was so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samantha K
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19 July 2018|
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Response from eylenechinta | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! :) we haven't been annoyed by any mosquitos or anything during our visit there but it was raining this day so I don't know if it changes anything ?
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 WildlifePreserve | 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