Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse

4.7
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 .
Create an itinerary including Yukon Wildlife Preserve
map
Yukon Wildlife Preserve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
599 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Though what we see here are just a dozen of arctic/Yukon animal species, this non-profit organization in its mission commits to promote education, conservation, and research of the northern ecology, i...  more »
  • You can get great photographs of wildlife, without the fences. Avoid school time as the kids tend to be load and scare the animals away! There really ought to be a cafe. You can get soft drinks from a...  more »
  • Our tour guide was wonderful and was able to answer all of our questions. You never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy viewing the wildlife. A beautiful setting and a must during your time in...  more »
Google
  • 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!

Plan your trip to Whitehorse

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Whitehorse by other users

3 days in Whitehorse BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Yukon BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Yukon BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Canada, United States & Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Canada & Fairbanks BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Yukon BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Canada, Berkeley & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Canada BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, culture, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Whitehorse BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Whitehorse BY A USER FROM CANADA August, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Yukon BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans