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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-7300
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 12+ species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities. Wildlife species are spread out around a 5km loop suitable for walking, biking and skiing (in winter). During the summer months, daily 1 1/2 hour bus tours leave at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. In the winter months bus tours leave at 12noon and 2pm, Friday - Sunday.
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  • Average5%
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“mountain goats” (62 reviews)
“arctic fox” (43 reviews)
“bison” (56 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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KM 8/Mi 5 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
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+1 867-456-7300
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"mountain goats"
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"arctic fox"
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"bison"
in 56 reviews
"musk ox"
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"mule deer"
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"bus tour"
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"the reserve"
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"ground squirrels"
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"animal enclosures"
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"natural setting"
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"large enclosures"
in 7 reviews
"non profit"
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"local animals"
in 11 reviews
"own pace"
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"private tour"
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"walk around"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice 5 KM walk with lots of wildlife to see. As much as I hate zoos, the enclosures in the Yukon Wildlife Preserve are huge. There is a bus for those who don't wish to walk.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to see wild animals up close in relatively natural surroundings....Maureen really knew her stuff and cared about the animals.

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some enclosure are very small for such animals..... They don't change enclosure during the year so animals just stay all life long in the same tiny place. Similar to a zoo so I would definitely never go back.More

Thank eylenechinta
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WildlifePreserve, Manager at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us. Although your expectations were not met we appreciate that you took the time to share your experiences. We are a member of CAZA, Canadian Accredited Zoos and Aquariums which supports elevating standards of animals care, conservation, education and human safety....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go on on organised tour by bus but we decided to walk, It takes about 2hrs to 3hrs to do the full route. Most animals are easy to spot - we didn't see the lynx and onlt saw the bison at a distance....More

Thank Roy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in late June, and walked around the entire enclosure. Saw most of the animals, even the two moose. The facility is well kept and easy to navigate, but if you are going to walk wear some good shoes.

Thank RicAng_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a non challenging walk for most ...but if you have small children you may want to consider stoller options....no problems for healthy adults...average but glad we went to see it

Thank DarrellDawn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is great but one can benefit greatly from the visit on a day when you can walk around and stop and take your time at the animal enclosures. The tour was well done and informative.

Thank Canadian_tourist12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very large animal reserve with lots of open space for each species. Most of these critters either do not want to be near humans, or just happened to be away from the fences when we visited. You’ll see all that they have,...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You pay for one option, bus or walking, and the entrance fee is good for all day. They ask that you let them know when you leave, so they are not looking for you along the trails at closing time. The areas that the animals...More

1  Thank Cynthia W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour by bus. Or guide, Pete, was terrific, knowledgable, and he had a great sense of humor. We were able to see Bison, Moose, Sheep, Caribou and more. Got close enough to get great pictures. A must stop

Thank Robert C
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greg_dd999
18 July 2018|
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Response from eylenechinta | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! :) we haven't been annoyed by any mosquitos or anything during our visit there but it was raining this day so I don't know if it changes anything ?
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ella2122
18 February 2017|
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Response from kiwigirlincanada | Reviewed this property |
I'm probably in the same boat as you! I don't feel like anyone who got driven around could comment accurately ;) We walked the 5km loop and for the most part it was pretty flat, but there are some steep-ish parts and there... More
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ecoward
15 April 2016|
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Response from WildlifePreserve | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your question. Unfortunately we do not permit domestic animals including dogs on the YWP site. This is to protect the public, staff and the domestic animal from harm. Further, this policy is in place... More
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