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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!

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.

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

Iconic Yukon Wildlife

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




Getting There

Location
Km 8 / Mile 5
Takhini Hot Springs Road
Directions
We are located a 30 minute drive from Whitehorse
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Transportation
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Current Conditions
Weather Closures




Admission

General Admission
$16 / Adult (18+)
$9 / Child (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3)

Bus Tour + General Admission
$24 / Adult (18+)
$17 / Child (4-17)

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Membership
Get an annual pass and visit all year long.

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FAQ, Rules and Accessibility




Hours

Open Daily
10:30am to 4:00pm
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Guided Bus Tours 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s
 

  • 12 noon
  • 2 pm
Upcoming Events
Exclusive Experiences

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.

Google Reviews

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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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Current Weather

Weather at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve can be quite different from downtown Whitehorse. Get the latest from the Preserve's weather station:

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.

180+

animals over 350 acres

12+

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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6 days ago

Who Am I?

I am the master of disguise! I am iconic arctic. My winter white fluffy coat keeps me the warmest of any of the arctic animals. Winter is my favourite! Yeah, so I may be the smallest ... See more

1 week ago

It's a caribou snow dance and a mountain goat strut for snow!

Okay, we made that up - but in any case come join us this long weekend or any day actually, we're open daily! Do your own snow dance ... See more

2 weeks ago

It's a wild team and you can be a part of it!

We're hiring a Wildlife Interpreter for the winter season. A part-time position with an incredible team of 2 and 4-legged creatures. Connect visitors ... See more

2 weeks ago

Happy Halloween from all of us at the Preserve!

🎃 Halloween tip #1
If you eat to much candy just come for a walk about the Preserve - we're open every day during the winter!

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Our mission is to connect our visitors to the natural world through memorable experiences in large natural landscapes. We care for Yukon’s most vulnerable wildlife and build nature literacy through engaging programs. Join us in building communities that are wild at heart!

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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