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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
867-456-7300
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 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.
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New Westminster, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I am an animal lover, but am always torn when it comes to visiting zoos or aquariums. I didn't feel so bad about this one because it is a wildlife preserve, where the animals roam free-ish and in their natural habitat. We saw bison herds, various types of sheep, lynx, goats, elephants and best of all, a moose! (I was... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great and knowledgeable staff. Requires a fair bit of walking to capture the experience. a great opportunity to come close to wildlife [such as Lynx] that you are unlikely to see except in a cage at the zoo.

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North Saanich
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I wish I could go to Yukon Wildlife Preserve every week to watch the changing seasons and catch sight of the more elusive creatures hiding there. This is not a zoo and go with patience and a lot of time. Gorgeous property even if you don't catch sight of the Lynx and mountain goats.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Brilliant guide - Nicole, showed us the entire Preserve. We were lucky to see the lynx family playing in the snow, the moose up close and some giant elk who hadn't been seen in two years! Nicole was extremely knowledgeable and helped us understand the issues around conservation and medical intervention on wildlife. The animals have enormous areas to roam,... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I always love to go & see all the animals at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve :) It's a nice walk & worth going to check out.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited here in July and really enjoyed it. We even haspd a chance to pet some of the puppies that were there training for the Iditarod.

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Caledon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The best place to observe some of Canada's most endangered species up close, but in their natural environment. Here the guides focus on educating guests - not entertaining them. But you will be entertained by the sheer magnificence of some of these creatures. Prepare your camera to take some unforgettable images of some iconic North American species in an interactive... More

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Coquiltam, British Columbia, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Wildlife Preserve is about a half hour drive north from Whitehorse and is open year round. We took the two hour guided van tour on a rainy, cold, Fall day. While waiting for the tour to begin our guide told us of trapping with his grandmother in Old Crow before heading to school in Vancouver. We were later amazed... More

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Victoria,B.C.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Only saw 4 other folks walking about the day I went. Beautiful sunny day, I have never seen a moose and that was my goal, but alas, he was wayyyy in the back of the field, lying down, so all I saw was a little brown dot with a silver bit on top. Sigh...Take binoculars if you seriously want to... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a great place and we spent hours just walking around. We actually got to see a moose very very close up as he walked us round his paddock. So much to see and very peaceful. Highly recommended

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