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Beautiful walk

We stayed at the West mark hotel in Whitehorse and walked the Millennium trail to the fish ladder... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
West Palm Beach, Florida
mon travel 2000 miles to get here

When Whitehorse created a dam at the end of the Yukon River to generate electricity, they blocked... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Fairfax, Virginia
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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All reviews salmon fish ladder late july bering sea fish hatchery life cycle inside the building suggested donation small donation early in the season interesting visit well worth the visit viewing area visitor center dam spawning migration
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

This little attraction is fun for the family. I took my two kids for an hour. There is a viewing window to see live fish and if you walk down to the River you can experience the children's artwork that is on display.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Warren P
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Hubby and I (76 and 67 yrs old) walked 6 1/2 miles or most of the Millennium Trail loop, but we never made it to the spawning lake or fish ladder. Asked many hikers where the fish ladder was located but no one we asked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We stayed at the West mark hotel in Whitehorse and walked the Millennium trail to the fish ladder. It was a very nice walk but I think we logged 8 Kilometers and it pooped us old folks out (60's). When we got there however the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 9 September 2018

When Whitehorse created a dam at the end of the Yukon River to generate electricity, they blocked off the spawning lake for Salmon so they built what is touted as the longest fish ladder in the world. It is just off the Millennium Trail, a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jibbajibba
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Was up in Whitehorse visiting family and needed a distraction for the kids for a couple hours. After some confusion about where this place was (I misheard the directions) we found it. There is ample parking right there. It was very interesting and educational for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DaQi
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This wooden fish ladder helps migrating chinook salmon on the final part of their long journey. When young they migrate to the Bering Sea. They reenter the Yukon River after 3-5 years and begin the 2 month 3,000 km swim back to their home waters,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This place is awesome. We learned a lot and saw a lot from the remote cameras to the long wooden fish ladder to the turbines thanks to the excellent set-up and helpful summer student interns. Despite what the Yukon Visitor Center said, they are open...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There is a minimal $3 (Canadian) suggested donation which is quite reasonable. We enjoyed the informative walk through the exhibit and walking the fish ladder walkways, despite that there were no salmon in it at all. The salmon only return during a short several week...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Even though the salmon were not running yet this was very interesting. I've seen fish ladders before but this one is pretty amazing. Worth the short drive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great opportunity to learn about the fish species of the yukon river, I thought the display was pitched just right to be informative but not overwhelmingly scientific. Also just a nice spot on the river to see the dam and be in the sunshine

Date of experience: July 2018
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13 August 2016|
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Response from zilerog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could look online for Whitehorse Fishway. When you get there don't forget to walk up to the top of the damn, gives you a better idea of how high the fish have to climb and how long the ladder is.
5 August 2016|
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Response from AvalonFlyBird | Reviewed this property |
Pop over to the tourist info building on 2nd ave from there cross the Yukon River bridge and continue to walk past the school to the round about turn right the follow the road past Christ the King School on the left and the... More