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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
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+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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Amazing visit

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. We went on a bus tour with a really good guide. It was great to see these northern animals up close and to hear in detail about their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Lone Butte
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Lone Butte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. We went on a bus tour with a really good guide. It was great to see these northern animals up close and to hear in detail about their natural environment. An amazing way to learn more about the northern mammals of the Yukon.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I went there with a friend and did the self-guided tour and we walked the 5km. It was fabulous. While some of the animals were further away it was still amazing to see them in person. The $15 fee to get in was well worth it. The services that are provided to the animals are great. Well worth going with... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We took the guided bus tour which is the best choice for hot days or older individuals. Our guide was very good and she provided lots of great information and pointed out animals that we might have missed otherwise. Very informative and good for all ages!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Fabulous low-key way to spend a few hours! There is a bus tour option, but if you have kids with excess energy, or want just a stroll -- skip the bus! It's a lovely walk. There's a loop at the back that goes up a hill -- we didn't see much from up there, so I would recommend skipping this... More 

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Vermilion, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is on Takhini Road, north of Whitehorse. I think it cost us between $15-20 per person. This is a family run preserve. All the species of animals have several acres each. They had a little shop where you bought tickets and where you could buy a few souvenirs. Inside that shop, they had a number of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We took the bus tour. The guide was nice and friendly, but -- initially at least -- sounded like she's reciting a memorized text, rather than speaking on her own. Bring binoculars: the animals are sometimes at a fair distance. There are many kinds of deer and elk; there are also bison, mountain goats, arctic fox, and -- if you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited Skagway on a cruise and rented a car for the day. We were able to drive each way to Yukon Wildlife Perserve in less than three hours, including some delays for highway work. We combined it with a meal in Whitehorse and a little bit of sightseeing in Skagway for a very nice day that was significantly cheaper... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve allows visitors to observe and photograph animals close up in their natural environment. The animals live in large, open enclosures to replicate their natural feeding and roaming grounds. Some of the animals found at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve are: musk ox, caribou, moose, arctic fox, lynx, thin horn sheep, mountain goats and deer. Our tour drove... More 

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Cobden, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Although our tour group showed up a little late, Lindsay gave us a fantastic tour, answering all our questions and spending lots of times with animals we hadn't yet seen. If you're spending a couple of weeks in the Yukon, I think you should leave the Preserve to the end, once you've had some wildlife experiences of your own. The... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Booked as part of HAL land/cruise tour. Picked up on time from hotel and only 8 of us on the tour which allowed all questions to be fielded. Driver/guide good and very knowledgeable - met at the Preserve by Julia who was also very good at explaining and showing us around. I suppose we were in the preserve for just... More 

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