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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain goats” (57 reviews)
“bison” (65 reviews)
“arctic fox” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I am not a zoo fan but they do rehab here and try to reintroduce animals to the wild if possible. It is a very easy walk. We got close up to moose, caribou and elk which is not possible in the wild. They have...More

Thank gordonwaldner
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful opportunity to see some Of the more elusive wildlife up close. Took the bus ride (5km walk) and so had the guided tour! Really enjoyed the afternoon

Thank Kim M
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time observing the animals that live in the preserve. We came just after a tour left and the next one was almost 2 hours later. We walked one loop with our 2 boys and took the tour as well. The animals...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We had the best time walking through the park. The animals looked healthy and very well kept. The enclosures were clean and in good repair. The staff were friendly and efficient. We were able to see all of the animals in the park. The walking...More

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed August 22, 2017

If you're looking for a way to spend a couple of quiet hours walking, and observing native animals, this is it. There are guided tours and bus tours around the preserve but as I was with local friends, we decided to walk the 5k loop...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

It took us 1h for the walking 5km tour...nice view of all the animals....but disappointed that there was no bear...

Thank Ti-Kikine
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We took the bus tour this time because we had two children with us. The tour guide was great. He told us very interesting facts about the animals and answered all our questions. We saw many animals and the children loved it. I have walked...More

Thank YukonGal60
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a very large preserve, with massive enclosures. Many of the animals were found injured in the wild (like one of the red foxes) or as orphaned babies who could not be released. The animals were well cared for, and the enclosures mimic a...More

Thank Disneygroupie
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We were fortunate to see lots of the Yukon animals that live at the Preserve: thinhorn sheep, mountain goats, bison, muskox, deer, caribou, moose...the list goes on. When we were leaving, a black bear wandered across the road at the entrance to the Preserve, too....More

Thank orilliaguyz
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This place has been a must visit since day one! I live here and go every year at least once. I've had so many wonderful experiences at the preserve I always come back for more. Kids love it and their interactive displays and gift shop...More

Thank LilithEmery
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February 18, 2017|
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Response from kiwigirlincanada | Reviewed this property |
I'm probably in the same boat as you! I don't feel like anyone who got driven around could comment accurately ;) We walked the 5km loop and for the most part it was pretty flat, but there are some steep-ish parts and there... More
April 15, 2016|
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Response from yukonwildlife | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your question. Unfortunately we do not permit domestic animals including dogs on the YWP site. This is to protect the public, staff and the domestic animal from harm. Further, this policy is in place... More