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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
Phone Number: +1 867-456-7300
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property...
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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Nice 5 km walk to watch Yukon animals in a natural habitat.

My husband and I chose to not do the tour and walked the 5 km, searching sometimes for animals and watching them. If you stay at the Takhini Springs campground, you just need to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I chose to not do the tour and walked the 5 km, searching sometimes for animals and watching them. If you stay at the Takhini Springs campground, you just need to present your receipt at the Wildlife Preserve and you will receive 2 for 1 admission.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is located about 30 minutes northwest of Whitehorse, but is definitely worth the trip. Once there, we took one of the guided bus tours of the preserve which was about an hour and 45 minutes. We had an excellent guide and he stopped to allow us to exit the bus, admire the animals, and get some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

"Cliff" is the lucky elk stud. Managed to see every animal there including the lynx too! The ground squirrels are everywhere. The Preserve did an incredible job saving the bison and tending to the needs of the different species. Bus tour was informative.

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Whitehorse, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Love the Preserve. Staff are friendly and there are so many different animals to see in very natural habitat.

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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the Wildlife Preserve on a experiential day for the class. Have to say that the staff were brilliant. Activities were appropriate for the age group and the students were kept engaged for pretty much the whole day. Quite an achievement for that class. Will certainly return in the future.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This attraction has a variety of animals -mostly the grazers, but there are also lynx and foxes. The staff seem knowledgeable, and the animals well kept and with opportunities to hide if they don't wish to socialise. There are no bears or wolves here. Animals were either bred in captivity, or have been rescued from the wild. The centre actively... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I always enjoy the Yukon Wildlife Preserve when I am visiting Whitehorse. It is a lovely place to go for a walk around the 5 km. loop It is great to see the Yukon wildlife in its natural habitat and to learn about the wonderful work the Wildlife Preserve does to help and rehabilitate injured animals and birds. In addition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is an excellent place to visit when in Whitehorse! It is a great way to see the animals that live in the north. Our tour guide was awesome! We chose to do the guides bus tour and happy we did because our guide was so knowledgable and had little stories about rescues of some of the animals. Don't miss... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Take the bus tour. Be sure to reserve a seat. Pete has a lot of the history to share. You see more with him and learn a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

All sorts of good animals here. Moose and muskox and foxes. All just animals being animals. It's a huge spot, so it's easy to wander for hours. Lynx are dope. Great place for visitors who may have not spent a lot of time in the outdoors, but are keen to some sweet wildlife.

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Additional Information about Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Address: KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-456-7300
Location: Canada  >  Yukon  >  Whitehorse
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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