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Whitehorse Fishway

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
(867) 633-5965
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Whitehorse
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cortes Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Whitehorse Fishway is very interesting and informative. There is not charge but donations are accepted. When the salmon is running in late July and August it is even more interesting as you can see them swim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I went to the fish ladder and was totally amazed by how the fish travel all the way up this man made ladder to return to where they were born, lay their eggs and then die. Life goes on! There were lots of fish in the river before the fish ladder too. There are interpretive signs as well as guides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's a great place to go to see the salmon getting a little help to get to the other side! The staff are awesome and very informative. They will talk for hours with you and you can see the actual salmon in the glass moving through the fish ladder. I loved the painted fish that mark the area on the... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Free access with a voluntary donation initiative worth the visit. If you are interested in Nature and fish and wildlife matters. You have to visit it. Particularly interesting during the salmon run season to see them jumping up the fish ladder.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is a donation to get in and see the fishway. We were too early for the salmon run but the fish wall made by locals was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were a little early to see the salmon run, but we did see a few little fish that made my granddaughter happy. Seeing the dam and the power of the water going by was awesome. Also the added bonus of the fish art made for a nice visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For a small donation, such an interesting attraction. Thinking this is the longest fish ladder in North America?? Hilite would be the July/August salmon run. Can't help but feel a sadness though when you look at the early century photos capturing the salmon run in those times and the meagre run that exists now. Never the less, time well spent

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While the fish were not running, the visit was informative and enjoyable. It is great to see what has been done to protect the salmon and their spawning. The dam and the fish ladder were impressive. We had a wonderful hike to and from downtown Whitehorse and would recommend it to anyone. The guide at the fish ladder was very... More

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

They told us they only get fish in the late summer. They handle about 2000 fish per season. Makes for a short interesting visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Sure shows the magnificance of this great fish and good on industry to work with the environment to lessen the effects of development.

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