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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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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring...

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 12+ 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. Wildlife species are spread out around a 5km loop suitable for walking, biking and skiing (in winter). During the summer months, daily 1 1/2 hour bus tours leave at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. In the winter months bus tours leave at 12noon and 2pm, Friday - Sunday.

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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour

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Wasn't sure if my teens would like this since it's kinda like a zoo. However, they really enjoyed walking around the Reserve and reading the signs. Got a little lost because we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tiffiny M
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure if my teens would like this since it's kinda like a zoo. However, they really enjoyed walking around the Reserve and reading the signs. Got a little lost because we misread the map but that was half the fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked the circuit and saw all the animals except for the lynx. It was probably napping as we were there mid-afternoon. The information panels are very informative. You can get excellent views of all animals. If you choose to walk you will be provided with a map of the preserve. The only thing to note for those thinking of... More 

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Clearwater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Within walking distance of the Takhini Hot Springs campground. We took a walk to, and through, most of the preserve and saw many families walking as well. Staff were feeding some of the animals so had a chance to talk to one of them. (Would you believe that orange rinds make up a good part of the diet of the... More 

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Nanaimo, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the bus tour, it takes about 1 1/2 hrs. The driver stops at all animal enclosures and shares a lot of information about each species.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great collection of Yukon animals. No preditors, but foxes, lynx, goats, sheep, caribou, elk, deer and moose plus bison. Worth the time.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. We walked the grounds and really enjoyed ourselves - it was very relaxing.

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Thank katjea
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Wildlife Preserve is very well maintained and the tour is very informative about local wildlife. Walking the trail gives one the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful nature walk while visiting the animals. The bus tour, especially in winter when the weather conditions are not conducive to a long walk, is very informative and the drivers are very knowledgeable. Overall... More 

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Courtenay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to have take the bus tour around the facility, and we're glad we did. We stopped at each enclosure, and our nice tour guide was very knowledgeable, and answered our questions about the animals.

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Thank jkeigler
Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 750 acre preserve is well laid out and well run in a beautiful setting. The wildlife is in large pastures surrounded by high, coarse mesh fencing that you can stick a camera lens through. During our two hour van tour we saw elk, mule deer, lynx, artic fox and moose. The preserve also has a rehabilitation unit that is... More 

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Lone Butte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. We went on a bus tour with a really good guide. It was great to see these northern animals up close and to hear in detail about their natural environment. An amazing way to learn more about the northern mammals of the Yukon.

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