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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Address: KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
Phone Number: 867-456-7300
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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Cheshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Takes a couple of hours to complete the circuit of this well managed and educational facility. OK the wide range of rare animals you will see are fundamentally "penned" but this is miles away from being a zoo.

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Unteraegeri, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The guided tour you can take at the preserve is fantastic - so interesting and informative and you get to see so many local animals! Brilliant!

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New Westminster, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was a fun way to wrap up a trip...the weather could have ben better but then again when you travel you should be prepared for whatever comes your way, right? Despite the muddy conditions (it had been raining for a prolonged period of time) and the windows on the bus fogging up (full bus of people jumping in and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Every time my daughter and son-in-law from California come to visit, they insist on coming here --even in -15 degree cold! It is a lovely, if chilly, walk, but there is a bus for less hardy souls. I would suggest you dress warmly and brave the cold and enjoy your ramble, seeing muskox, thin horn sheep, mountain goats, lynx, and... More 

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Maffra, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Loved the space the animals had, they looked well cared for. I was so happy to see a family of Lynx and little white foxes, so cute! Very informative, a must do.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were treated to a personal tour of this wonderful institution that has been set aside to protect and rehabilitate local fauna. We were guided by two, dedicated female staff members through the high tech. Rehabilitation Centre and the surrunding paddocks/enclosures. The staff members explained their important role in assisting fauna to return to the wild and housing those animals... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love taking in the sights and sounds of the preserve. The predators are our favourite, followed by Jessie the friendly Muskox, and then the Dall and Stone sheep who love to come right up to the fence. This is a nature lover/ photographer/ painter/ birder paradise! The staff are great, the 5km loop perfect to stretch our legs and... More 

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Whitehorse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

At any season it is rewarding to have a visit at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. However, my favourite time of the year is the winter, taking my cross country skis and camera to enjoy a crisp afternoon with Yukon native wildlife. Yes, that's right. There is a groomed ski trail.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
55 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This was definitely one of the highlights of my Whitehorse vacation. I definitely recommend taking the bus tour as you get to find out a lot more. Our tour guide was great! I can't recall his name, but he was very knowledgeable and made thus experience even better. It was nice to see the animals in good-sized enclosures. I highly... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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