Fat Bike Rentals

The most Northern way to explore the Preserve, year-round. Fat bikes are so phat and are now available at the Preserve to adventure past lynx, muskox and more!

Iconic Yukon Wildlife

Experience 12+ iconic Yukon species in large natural landscapes. Find out more about the our wildlife.

Become a Member

Members experience 4 seasons of Yukon wildlife with family and friends. And its one of the best deals around.

Visit Year Around

Experience Yukon wildlife in their element. Find 12 iconic species in large natural habitats. Walk the 5km loop or join a guided bus tour.

Help Us Keep Yukon Wild At Heart

We care for Yukon’s injured and orphaned wildlife to give them a second chance at life. Your gift will help us give them the best possible veterinary care – and get them back on their feet or wings!

Plan

Tickets and Tours

Open Daily
10:00am to 6:00pm
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General Admission

(walking / self-propelled)
$19 / Adult (19+)
$12 / Child (4-18)
$0 / Infant (0-3)
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Bus Tour Schedule

Daily at 11, 1pm & 3pm

Bus Tour (General Admission Included)
$30 / Adult (19+)
$23 / Child (4-18)
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Experience

Group Tours
VIP Tours
Group Tours

Membership
Get an annual pass and visit all year long.
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Rent a Fat Bike
$22/ 2.5hrs (year-round)
Other equipment available to rent
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Experience Yukon Wildlife

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Experience 12+ iconic Yukon species in large natural landscapes over 350 acres.
Explore the 5km / 3mi (350 acre ) loop on foot or join a guided bus tour.
Open year around so you can experience Yukon wildlife in their element.
Play outside like the good old days with summer Nature Camps and educational programming for schools and groups.

Get a Deeper Appreciation

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Check out our latest articles on Yukon’s wildlife or browse all articles here.

Meet Elsa the Mountain Goat

1 minute read - Meet Elsa, the mountain goat! She came from Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers B.C located within The Witset First Nation is a First Nations band government of the Wet'suwet'en people of Witset, British Columbia, Canada. She was brought there...

What’s That Black Stuff?

2 minute read - That ‘black stuff’ on the aspen trees is a common fungal infection called Black Canker.  Once infected, a circular dead area, or canker, develops on the trunk. Old cankers can develop large folds of black, dead bark. The blackened bark gives black...

Crane Gets A Flight South

4 minute read - Back in early November, a sandhill crane came into the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with a number of wounds, including a laceration to its eyelid. We are pleased to say that it has been successfully released! But when a bird...

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Get a deeper appreciation for Yukon's wildlife with the Preserve's weekly(ish) newsletter. Keep up to date with photos, updates and articles about the animals and what's happening at the Perserve.

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Jess Pizzol
Jess Pizzol
00:55 09 Dec 19
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, I highly recommend taking the guided bus tour as it gives you the opportunity to learn from the guide about the history of the preserve and about the animals.
Jeremy T
Jeremy T
12:18 24 Oct 19
If you like taking pictures this place won't disappoint. Lots of photo ops to be had. The animals all appear healthy and the enclosures are huge. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Makes for a nice walk. A definite experience not to miss if visiting Whitehorse and surrounds.
Sridhar Chilimuri
Sridhar Chilimuri
13:40 11 Oct 19
It is in my opinion a glorified zoo with a beautiful location. The animals are all fenced in with limited space to move. The animals looked healthy and well managed. It takes about an hour or so to view them. You can walk, easy hike,or take a bus tour with a guide. I recommend the walk unless you have difficulty walking. The bus does stop and all animals are easily visible. If you do want to see such a wide variety in a small space this would be a place to go. Adequate parking - not much of food - some soft drinks. Easy drive from White Horse.
Kimberly Jakeman
Kimberly Jakeman
16:35 09 Sep 19
Great place to get a look at some of the beautiful animals. We were very lucky to be able to see each animal which is not always the case. The guide was great and very knowledgeable. They have a bus route where you can jump on and off to see the animals close up or you can do a walking tour. Well worth the visit
Ginger Dean
Ginger Dean
06:30 30 Jun 19
Really great way to see some animals in their natural habitat. It's also educational and they have information about each animal that is found native in that area. There's some beautiful views. When I went, I had the pleasure of seeing sheep, goats, mouse, bison, foxes, and elk. There were also babies and one of the elk was in the process of giving birth. Cool stuff! You can tell the animals are well cared for.
Eleanor Scott
Eleanor Scott
18:02 10 Mar 19
We enjoyed the guided bus tour on a sunny clear afternoon. We were lucky enought to get a good look of all the animals in the care of the preserve including the shy lynx, arctic and red foxes and Musk Ox. The driver/interpreter was knowledgeable and well paced. A great excursion if you are in the area
Valerie Yuen
Valerie Yuen
21:22 07 Mar 19
We had a great time at the wildlife preserve. Overall was a 5km walk to check out many wild animals. We saw some bison, moose, deer, elk... and arctic fox!! We spent almost 2 hours walking and taking our time on a clear sunny day. Would definitely come back.
Ethan Clarke
Ethan Clarke
01:06 03 Mar 19
Interesting selection of local animals. Could use some enclosures to protect the humans from the wind. Come well dressed!
Elizabeth Carette
Elizabeth Carette
06:36 11 Feb 19
I absolutely love the Yukon Wildlife Preserve! A great opportunity to see wildlife up close and a nice 5km walk around in all seasons. Staff are friendly and knowledgable and the cost is very reasonable, especially if you buy a season's pass. All in all a great place to spend a few hours!
Caitlyn MacMaster
Caitlyn MacMaster
00:56 12 Nov 18
Lots of interesting wildlife. Informative signs - even better if you do the bus tour, as the staff are very knowledgeable and have great stories about the animals. See elk, bison, mule deer, moose, sheep, mountain goats, caribou, lynx, foxes, and muskoxen! Beautiful scenery, too!If you're local, definitely worth the annual pass. Good value!
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Quick Facts

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Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society (YWPOS) is a registered charity and not-for-profit society. We are located on the Takhini Hot Springs Corridor just outside Whitehorse, Yukon and open year around.

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animals over 350 acres

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iconic Yukon species in large natural habitats

 

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Home to Yukon’s only Wildlife Rehabilitation  facility

 

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accredited members of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

 


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Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
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