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Whitehorse Fishway

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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: 18676335965

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See the huge salmon as they navigate Whitehorse Rapids!

Whitehorse Rapids are not as daunting as they use to be. There is a dam and lake intercepting the constant flow of the mighty Yukon River. The River is an integral part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whitehorse Rapids are not as daunting as they use to be. There is a dam and lake intercepting the constant flow of the mighty Yukon River. The River is an integral part of the salmons' quest to get to their spawning grounds in the Yukon River tributaries and Teslin Lake area. To assist the salmon Yukon Energy assists on the... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've never seen or understand how a salmon fish ladder works this is the place to go. Interesting displays and underwater cameras in place. Not much in Whitehorse worth a visit, but if you are there anyway this is worth your time.

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Thank Soleil122
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to see how the salmon is help to overtake the damn in Yukon river with the help of the biggest fish ladder in the world. At the same time you will learn about his deathly race for survival and his life cycle. The staff is very friendly and will try to make the best of your visit. Free, but... More 

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Thank Yolanda Q
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were very few fish running the ladder but our tour guide was very good in explaining the construction and use of this long fish ladder. One is allowed to walk beside it and get very close to the falls themselves. Be sure to wear a windbreaker on a cool day. This is well worth the visit. Be sure to... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we would have loved to have seen many salmon going up their ladder, our timing was off. However, we saw a couple of small fish resting from the interior observation area. Glad to see this marvel of engineering that benefits the salmon population on the Yukon river. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent source of information about salmon and their life in the Yukon River a must see and only a couple of minutes from downtown Whitehorse.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there before the salmon began running, but still found the entire facility and it's mission very interesting. Lovely location, scenic river spot with dam nearby. Young man working was very cordial and full of interesting facts and information.

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Thank GoDWB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish ladder is a very important component to Whitehorse. There is lots of important history, and there is a good effort to make tours here educational and fun. However, the tour itself is very short, and a lot of the information is slightly too hard to grasp younger children. There are areas to observe fish, and microscopes, and there... More 

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Thank Dave Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

very informative, awesome staff (very patient with small, energetic kids). there's lots to see, both inside and out, and that's not even checking what fish are going through the ladder that day!

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Thank Peg T
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Love that little place. Just walk or bike the millenium trail and you'll reach it ! Simple but great installation to understand the life cycle of salmon and to actually see trough the 2 big windows, big salmon migrating. Don't miss the walkway to the "cage" where you actually stand over the dam and you can have a glimps of... More 

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