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. Using our international travel planner, Whitehorse attractions like Yukon Wildlife Preserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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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