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Interesting to see and learn

Visited in late June, and even though the salmon were not yet running it was very interesting to... read more

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Stratford, Canada
great for the kids

This was well worth the visit to see the salmon in the Fishway that have one of the longest salmon... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in late June, and even though the salmon were not yet running it was very interesting to see the fishway, learn about the salmon lifecyle and see how the structure is used.

Thank RicAng_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we were there it was too early in the season. There was no water on the ladder and they had just recently repaired a window. It was still very interesting seeing the ladder to bypass the hydro dam and learning the travels and life...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was well worth the visit to see the salmon in the Fishway that have one of the longest salmon migrations in the world. The hydro electric dam and spill way is also worth the visit.

Thank Big D Y
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The best time to see salmon here is from late July to mid August. We came in week 3 of August and were able to see a number of big Chinook salmon trying to swim up on the river side close to the dam, unfortunately...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were lucky enough to be there when 2 salmon showed up to go through the ladders... 2 of the 3 that went through that day. It was interesting to see how this worked.

1  Thank caperstwo
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Interesting stop to see the wooden fish ladder. We sam only one rainbow trout. As it was at the start of our three week trip we returned the last day again but we only saw several salmon at the bottom of the ladder (via lifecam)....More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Definitely try to see this while you're in Whitehorse. The young people who work at the Fishway are knowledgeable and love to explain the goings on with the Chinook Salmon that return to Shwatka Lake to spawn. I never thought I'd find salmon so interesting...More

1  Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Included in our Miles Canyon and City Tour with whitehorsetours.com. The fish weren't jumping when we visited but it was definitely worth a visit to learn more about the dam and the purpose of the fish ladders.

Thank vef2007
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! Salmon swim 2200 miles up the Yukon River before arriving to the fish ladder in Whitehorse. We learned a a lot about their incredible journey, observed them before and after the trip up the fish ladder and enjoyed watching and hearing the thunderous Yukon...More

Thank Adventure-Us2
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the fish ladder and view of the dam. The young people who were working were so informative and knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife around here. Very educational and interesting tour.

Thank Brian H
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Edward M
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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