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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: (867) 633-5965
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The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were greeted enthusiastically and told to check out the salmon which were in the holding tank. Also witnessed a salmon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Diane T
Innisfil, Canada
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Innisfil, Canada
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were greeted enthusiastically and told to check out the salmon which were in the holding tank. Also witnessed a salmon sort. They took a lot of time to explain all about what they do there and the hatchery program. Entrance by donation ($3 suggested)

Thank Diane T
Cambria, CA
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were on a Holland America Tour-Cruise and in Whitehorse. We enjoyed seeing the fish ladder and hydro-electric plant. It was mid August and there were lots of salmon being diverted around the plant by way of the fish ladder.

Thank Chippysgt
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Good for a drive and a walk around. The bridge is great. Unfortunately it was closed so we couldn't see much or talk to anyone. If you are going during summer I think you would enjoy it much more. It was pretty in early September

Thank screenname912
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172 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a great attraction for families. Entrance by donation. The nearby trail walks are brilliant with interpretive signs about the powerhouse, flora, fauna and the dam. The best spot to take the picture is a steep yet easy climb up the hill at the end of the power house.

Thank YaShaK
Maple Ridge District Municipality, British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Although the salmon run was pretty much over by the time we got there, we were able to get a lot of information from the staff and had the run of the place to ourselves during our visit. There were only 2 lone fish coming through that morning. We were familiar with the salmon runs in the Lower Mainland (BC),... More 

Thank 2Nikkels
The Villages, Florida
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

this was a truly wonderful area and we were fortunate to visit it with some salmon still there. There were no bears but plenty of birds and such

Thank rschwarz66
Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited near the height of the salmon run, what a great experience. If you get there before 9:00 they have a holding area where the fish from the night are detained because they want to count and sex the fish. We got to see them do this by netting them, checking them out and then releasing them on the... More 

Thank 404Traveller
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stafff well informed and eager to share knowledge. Although the shinook were not on way to spawning grounds yet we were shown all that goes on when they do,including underwater camera and fish counting technique. If you have time it's a pleasant walk along Yukon River trail to get there

Thank travted
Trochu, Canada
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

just happened upon this place was a great place great interpetive centre I don't know if its open all year. They were having kayak races with the poles in the fast water would have liked to stay and watch

Thank Rodtess
Whitehorse, Canada
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nowhere else will you be able to see the fish coming through. It is so important to the protection of our wonderful resource in the Yukon. It is very important that this be maintained. So great for kids and adults as well to see the fish so close. Special.

Thank 67scotty10

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