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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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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Beautiful walk amazing animals great for every age. Enjoy - took my 6 year old and we walked half only but loved it

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like waklking and hiking, this was great. We toured the preserve for 2.5 hours . We saw some elks, caribou, mountain sheeps, goats, artic fox, muskox, buffalo, moose. The walk was easy. Some people came with kids . We really enjoyed it. It...More

Thank normie52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Preserve. We chose to walk the 5 km loop and it was well worth it. We saw a lot of animals and the scenery was spectacular. If you are in Whitehorse be sure to visit this wildlife preserve.

Thank MooRa_01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to walk the preserve. It was a 5km walk but then you could start and stop as much as you wanted. The animals were easy to see. We saw fox, muscox, mule deer, caribou, lnyx -- if you take the bus it does...More

Thank dolphin360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through the wildlife reserve. It is a 3 mile walk so wear decent shoes. The first couple of stops along the way we heard the guide telling people on the bus about the animals which was very interesting but soon we were on...More

Thank ronfunkcompany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts at Hidden Valley B & B recommended this facility and so we arrived just as it opened. There are guided bus tours every couple of hours but we opted to walk and spent 5 hours viewing the animals in each enclosure. All the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate with our visit as far as timing went. We were walking through the reserve enjoying all the wildlife and signs explaining them when we met one of the staff who was out on his rounds to feed them. Well we got...More

Thank Jmarshall2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wildlife Preserve is about 30 minutes from downtown Whitehorse. We scheduled transportation from our hotel (the Westmark) to the Preserve with Who, What, Where Tours which worked well. At the Preserve there are options for getting around the 700 acre property. We opted to...More

Thank 062843
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your visiting the Wildlife Preserve and taking the time to write such a thorough review. We are grateful to work with Teena, at Who What Where Tours and glad you were able to arrange to visit the facility through her. I...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were in Whitehorse visiting family, and decided to take a drive out to the wildlife preserve. It was a nice walk that took us about 1 1/2 hours, we saw all of the animals at the preserve except for the Linx....More

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had a great time. Saw lots of wildlife. We saw Bears, Eagles, Mountain goats. Was so neat to see so much.More

Thank Jedilostinspace
yukonwildlife, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you kindly for taking the time to visit us and further to write a review of your adventure on the wild side! I just wanted to take a moment and clarify we do not have bears at our facility, perhaps you were...More

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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