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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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  • Due to a mixup and issues at the hotel that we were supposed to be staying at our first night, we didn't get out here until 45 mins before it closed, when we were en route to the hot springs. That was...  more »
  • We went at about midday and the moose were off hiding in the back corner of their enclosure, so I would say go in the morning or afternoon to see all the animals more easily. The reindeer were very fr...  more »
  • if you want a nice nature walk plus seeing wildlife from yukon, well that's the place. it took us about 1 hour to do the tour. great afternoon.  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!