Hours, Tours and Admission


General Admission
$16 / Adult (18+)
$9 / Youth (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3)*
$42 / Family General Admission

Guided Tours
$24/ Adult
$17/ Youth
$0 / Infant
$70 / Family Bus Tour


  • – 10% Senior (65+) / Student (18+ w card)
  • -10% Large Group (12+ with single payment, pre-booking recommended)
  • See Memberships for multi-visit deals.
  • Special Discounts available for:

Infant rate: Applies only when in company of parent/guardian. Youth/Child price applies to infants when in the care of daycares, camps, infant groups, etc. Explore options for daycares, camps, etc.
Family Pass: For a household with up to 2 adults and 3 youth. No modifications or substitutions. Additional adults / youth at regular price. Equivalent to 30% discount for a family of 5.
Discounts: Not valid with any other offers / discounts. Valid only for general admissions and guided tours. Does not apply to Minimum Charges, Exclusive Experiences, or Special Programming rates. Membership benefits are not applicable for group visits with Special Discounts. Contact us for more information.


Fall/Winter 2019-20 (October 15th 2019 to January 31st 2020)

Open Daily:
10:30am to 4:00pm

Guided Bus Tours:
Friday – Sunday @ 12pm & 2pm.

Extended Guided Bus Tour schedule daily between December 26th to 2nd. 


December 25th, 2019

Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 (February 1st, 2020 to May 3rd, 2020)

Open Daily:
10:30am to 5:00pm

Guided Bus Tours:
Friday – Sunday @ 12pm & 2pm.

Extended Guide Bus Tour schedule daily between March 16th – 27th. 

Upcoming Events

We are located a 30 minute drive from Whitehorse
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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.

Weather Closures

Weather Closures:

  • Below -30°C Regular YWP Bus tours will be cancelled
  • Below -35°C YWP will be closed for day
  • Temperatures are measured from YWP weather station above. YWP will notify all effected bookings.

The bus tour follows a 5 km loop around the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, providing ample opportunity to view a variety of northern mammals and distinctive habitats. The tour is led by a knowledgeable interpreter, who will stop the bus to allow visitors to get off and view the animals. The bus tour takes approximately 75-90 minutes. Please note the bus tours are offered in English.


$24 / Adult (18+) (Available with 10% Student/Senior Discount)
$17 / Child (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3 with parent)
$70 / Family (household with up to 2 adults and 3 children)

See Hours above for current schedule.

Reserve a seat ahead of time by calling or emailing:

Please Note: Credit card payment required at the time of booking. No changes/refunds within 24 hours of booked tour start.

 Enjoy a private tour of the Preserve with behind-the-scenes access to the Preserve’s Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Centre!

On this personalized 2 hour tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore how Yukon’s wildlife thrives in the north by viewing wildlife in the Yukon Wildlife Preserves’ large natural landscapes.


  • Private tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Exclusive YWP interpreter.
  • Private vehicle.
  • Available daily through the winter (including days closed to the public).


$89 / Adult (18+) / Child (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3)
Minimum charge $160 (i.e. 1 person = $160 + GST, 2 people = $178 + GST)

Advance booking is required. We can typically accommodate Exclusive Experiences daily but bookings are based upon availability given its exclusivity.

To book please call or email:

Cancellation Policy:

Full payment is required at time of booking. A 20% cancellation fee is retained if cancelled greater than 72 hours before tour. No refunds provided if cancellations are made less than 72 hours before the tour. Full refund for cancellation by YWP (includes cancellation for cold temperatures of below -35°c).


If you would like to visit with a large group, or you have special scheduling, or other requirements a step-on or charter may be for you!

See other options and pricing for School Groups and Community Groups.


One of our guides will “Step-on” to your tour vehicle. This is a good option for large groups (our bus only seats 24 and is committed to regular tours) and / or groups on a tight schedule.


You specially reserve our YWP Tour bus for your group! It seats up to 24, and is ideal for groups that don’t have access to a larger vehicle of their own.


$24 / Adult (18+)
$17 / Child (4-17)
$0 / infant (0-3 with parents)


-10% Large Group (12+)

Discounts available for:

  • Travel Trade Commission
  • Non-profit and College/University
  • People in Assisted Living

These discounts not valid with any other offers / discounts. Does not apply to minimum charge.

Step-on Conditions

  • Pre-booking required.
  • 1.5 – 2 hours (less than 1.5 hours is not possible)
  • $100 Minimum Charge
  • Requires Class 4 Vehicle or bigger with at least one available seat (closest to driver) for YWP Guide
  • One complimentary driver and one complimentary guide / group leader.
  • Guide/driver must be competent in English (see Charters for non-English speaking guides/drivers)
  • Booking and Cancellation Policy Applies.

Charter Conditions

  • Pre-booking required
  • 1.5 – 2 hours (less than 1.5 hours is not possible)
  • $160 Minimum Charge
  • One complimentary guide / group leader.
  • Booking and Cancellation Policy Applies


To book please call or email:

The Experience

Experience 12+ iconic Yukon species spread over 350 acres. Walk the 5km loop or join a regularly scheduled 1½ hour a guided bus tour.

The 5km loop takes you past open grasslands, forest, wetlands and cliffs. The bus tour follows the same route and has lots of stops for closer viewing and photos!

Feel free to bring bicycles, skis, kicksleds and other fun non-motorized ways of getting around. Personal vehicles are not allowed on-site.

FAQ, Rules and Accessibility

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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