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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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Address: KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-456-7300
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Fri - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring...

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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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour
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As close as we came to seeing Wildlife in the Yukon

The area is approximately 800 acres. We drove around 400 of them. Saw Muskox, Caribou, Sheep, Foxes, and many other animals of the north. We were on a time table unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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Saltspring Is.
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Saltspring Is.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The area is approximately 800 acres. We drove around 400 of them. Saw Muskox, Caribou, Sheep, Foxes, and many other animals of the north. We were on a time table unfortunately and only had an hour. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Terry S
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lots of Yukon creatures. Handy bus for those not able to walk. Possible to view rehabilitation unit at specific times. Staff - friendly and knowledgeable.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I came on my honeymoon and decided to walk around instead of the bus tour which cost more. Wear good shoes and bring binoculars because the enclosures are quite open and you may not see much. Loop is around 5km.

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Thank NavygirlComox
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's not that easy to spot wildlife from the road, so if you are interested in seeing local Yukon wildlife, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The animals are in a very large area which is their natural habitat. You can walk around to see the different animals (caribou, moose, Dall sheep, elk, etc) or take a bus (provided on the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome animals and information! Definitely recommend this experience to everyone who comes out this way!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time! Our tour consisted of a pick up at home, van to the preserve and then the same van to the Takhini hot springs. We had an informative bus tour around the preserve. Our driver stopped at every animal enclosure and provided lots of information. We were lucky to see all of the animals, even the... More 

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Igloolik, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We went in the afternoon for the 4pm bus tour of the wildlife preserve. Our driver was very knowledgable and shared some great stories with us about all of the animals. He made sure that we had enough time at each of the sections of the park so that we could get our pictures. Definitely worth the trip out.

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Thank Emily P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was very happy to go there,Yukon Wildlife Preserve it's a beautiful place to see,all the animals it's quite and peace....you can take some nice pictures in souvenir.... (January 2010)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had a delightful time on the bus tour. Our leader shared a lot of info. and calmly answered the many questions our children had. We saw all the animals except for the Lynx and the red fox! Worth the visit.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My Dad and I have seen this on TV watching Dr. Oakly and was a must see when we came to Whitehorse. We missed the bus so walked around the enclosures and was impressed on how much room animals had..

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