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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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Get there early to avoid the crowds

Excellent. Wide range of Arctic animals. Scientists doing work while you are there. Animal enclosures beautifully kept and very very large so they seem to have lots of room to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent. Wide range of Arctic animals. Scientists doing work while you are there. Animal enclosures beautifully kept and very very large so they seem to have lots of room to roam - it's not like a zoo. You might not see the animals if they are 'up the back'. Get there early (opens at 0930) as by 1130 it was... More 

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Saltspring Is.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area is approximately 800 acres. We drove around 400 of them. Saw Muskox, Caribou, Sheep, Foxes, and many other animals of the north. We were on a time table unfortunately and only had an hour. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Terry S
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of Yukon creatures. Handy bus for those not able to walk. Possible to view rehabilitation unit at specific times. Staff - friendly and knowledgeable.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came on my honeymoon and decided to walk around instead of the bus tour which cost more. Wear good shoes and bring binoculars because the enclosures are quite open and you may not see much. Loop is around 5km.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's not that easy to spot wildlife from the road, so if you are interested in seeing local Yukon wildlife, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The animals are in a very large area which is their natural habitat. You can walk around to see the different animals (caribou, moose, Dall sheep, elk, etc) or take a bus (provided on the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome animals and information! Definitely recommend this experience to everyone who comes out this way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time! Our tour consisted of a pick up at home, van to the preserve and then the same van to the Takhini hot springs. We had an informative bus tour around the preserve. Our driver stopped at every animal enclosure and provided lots of information. We were lucky to see all of the animals, even the... More 

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Igloolik, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the afternoon for the 4pm bus tour of the wildlife preserve. Our driver was very knowledgable and shared some great stories with us about all of the animals. He made sure that we had enough time at each of the sections of the park so that we could get our pictures. Definitely worth the trip out.

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Thank Emily P
France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very happy to go there,Yukon Wildlife Preserve it's a beautiful place to see,all the animals it's quite and peace....you can take some nice pictures in souvenir.... (January 2010)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful time on the bus tour. Our leader shared a lot of info. and calmly answered the many questions our children had. We saw all the animals except for the Lynx and the red fox! Worth the visit.

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