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Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • The 20 minutes of Whitehorse is a buffer where inhabit most animals found in Northern America. Are loose in their habitat separated only by small fences for the safety of visitors (elk, bison, foxes etc.) there is a rehabilitation center for injured animals and then are returned to nature.
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  • The animals were easily accessible yet were living in their own environment. The tour guide, Maureen, was outstanding. 
  • We spent two and a half hours on a self guided tour through the preserve. It was a bit of a chilly day but we bundled up and the animals were up and moving as well. We saw some pretty cool animals tha...  read more »
  • Great experience overall -- actually saw all of the animals while walking the 5km loop. Makes for a nice day out, when paired with a late lunch at the nearby café and an afternoon soak at the hot springs.
  • So many animals to see! There were quite a few, with a great view. The hike was great and the panels were very informative and well designed.
  • Great tourist attraction allowing a quick way to see a wide selection of local fauna. Cheap admission, and take your choice of a bus tour or 5 km walk.
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  • Nice way to spend a few hours
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