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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: (867) 633-5965
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something fishy going on here

Stopped by for a quick visit late afternoon and they were just closing up but were kind enough to give us some time to go out to the fish ladders for a looksee. The salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
Mark M
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great experience to hear and see how salmon migrate up the mighty Yukon River. We toured on opening day and even though the staff were busy setting up some displays, they were very helpful and courteous. They also took the time to ensure we understood and answered our many questions about the salmon migration from the fisherman in our... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Come watch and learn about Chinook Salmon that swim thousands of miles up the Yukon River from the Bering Sea on the west coast of Alaska (all without feeding) to spawn in streams around the Yukon/BC Southern Lakes. The Salmon ascending the Yukon River, and particularly the ones that go up the nearby Teslin River probably undertake the lengthiest spawning... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wrong time of year fish were not swimming up stream.very cold up there But would be interesting to see

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited here on business with friends. A unique place to see the fish ladders than enable the salmon to get back to their place of origin while by-passing a producing hydro-dam. Quite instructive to understand and appreciate the intelligence of salmon that use the ladders.

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Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We got a kick out of seeing the fish swimming in the fish ladder. There were a lot of displays of the different types of fish to be found in Alaska....

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Bangor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This giant fish ladder was very rewarding to see the salmon climbing up the fish ladder as well as seeing them in the glassed in area beneath the water. I would recommend this attraction to anybody. The staff there give you detailed information about the salmon as well show how the collect salmon eggs. Very educational.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped by for a quick visit late afternoon and they were just closing up but were kind enough to give us some time to go out to the fish ladders for a looksee. The salmon weren't running so there wasn't much to see really but it's a cool place with some good views down the river to the dam and... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A few times a year salmon go back home to spawn and one of those place is on the other side of the hydro dam here in WHITEHORSE so thought the fish ladder they go a wooden hallway full of water...jump wiggle wiggle,jump wiggle wiggle

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Garden Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visiting the fish hatchery was informative and interesting with very helpful guides. I learned a lot in a little bit of time. A short walk out to the river with the gates, art, and kiosks added to the experience.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The best time to visit the Whitehorse Fishway is in August when the salmon are spawning. The site is open throughout the summer, and even though it's full of informative exhibits and staff are friendly, the real reason you want to visit is to see the spawning salmon. The Fishway is the world's longest wooden fish ladder, built after the... More 

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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: (867) 633-5965
Location: Canada  >  Yukon  >  Whitehorse

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