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Whitehorse Fishway

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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Whitehorse Fishway

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.

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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.

Thank GoDWB
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

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 

Thank Dave Z
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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!

Thank Peg T
Whitehorse, Canada
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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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Innisfil, Canada
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were greeted enthusiastically and told to check out the salmon which were in the holding tank. Also witnessed a salmon sort. They took a lot of time to explain all about what they do there and the hatchery program. Entrance by donation ($3 suggested)

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Cambria, CA
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

We were on a Holland America Tour-Cruise and in Whitehorse. We enjoyed seeing the fish ladder and hydro-electric plant. It was mid August and there were lots of salmon being diverted around the plant by way of the fish ladder.

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

Good for a drive and a walk around. The bridge is great. Unfortunately it was closed so we couldn't see much or talk to anyone. If you are going during summer I think you would enjoy it much more. It was pretty in early September

Thank screenname912
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a great attraction for families. Entrance by donation. The nearby trail walks are brilliant with interpretive signs about the powerhouse, flora, fauna and the dam. The best spot to take the picture is a steep yet easy climb up the hill at the end of the power house.

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Maple Ridge District Municipality, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

Although the salmon run was pretty much over by the time we got there, we were able to get a lot of information from the staff and had the run of the place to ourselves during our visit. There were only 2 lone fish coming through that morning. We were familiar with the salmon runs in the Lower Mainland (BC),... More 

Thank 2Nikkels

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