Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse

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Spreading over a vast area of low-lying flat lands, rolling hills, marshes, and steep rock cliffs, Yukon Wildlife Preserve features 13 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural habitats. Pick up an informative trail guide and a map and venture off on a self-guided walking tour. Prepare to meet bison, moose, mule deer, woodland caribou, Rocky Mountain elk, mountain goats, lynx, Arctic and red foxes as you explore. The preserve is also home to dozens of bird species, including eagles. Facilities include picnic tables and benches along the walking trails and outdoor restrooms. The bus tours in English follow a 5 km (3.1 mi) loop around the preserve. For those who want to take their time and learn more about the animals, a private tour is the best choice. Be sure to carry water with you. Make Yukon Wildlife Preserve part of your personalized Whitehorse itinerary using our Whitehorse online holiday maker .
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  • We saw many iconic animals of the north at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve including moose, muskox, cariboo, bison and my favourites the lynx and the arctic fox. Most of the enclosures were huge and the a...  more »
  • We were driving through the countryside by bus. Many animals seen and get some good explanation.
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  • As we did not have our own vehicle, we arranged for a transfer with Who What Where Tours. We were driven out to the Preserve and arranged a pickup about 2 1/2 hours later. We walked the ~5km trail aro...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved it, this place is amazing. Now this is no Zoo by any means, it is a Wildlife Preserve. Which means you might not always get to see everything here do to how much space these animals have to roam around in. Now there are bus tours for people to take but I would highly suggest to bring your good shoes/Hiking boots. And enjoy the walk.
  • This is a really cool place. I learned so much and saw some animals I had never heard of before like the Musk Ox, amazing. You just jump on the bus and enjoy the ride and the view. Well worth a visit, friendly helpful staff, clean toilets there.
  • Great location everyone should see this place. The only draw back is very hard to see all the animals as they are huge pens. Great that they work hard to realse all the injured animals back to the wild.
  • Awesome little get away for a day trip. Take the guided bus tour for more knowledge or walk the routes and get out for the day.
  • A fantastic place, huge enclosures but we still saw lots of animals!

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Where to stay in Whitehorse

Accommodations in Whitehorse are spread throughout the city center, easy to navigate on foot or by car. If views of the Yukon River are your top priority, you'll have to pay more to enjoy a prime riverside location in one of the hotels along Front Street. For something more budget-friendly, look for an inn or guesthouse a few streets back from the river. To immerse yourself in the wild nature of the Yukon, look outside the city itself to one of the many ranches and bed and breakfasts dotting the surrounding landscape.
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