Hours, Tours and Tickets

Photo of people skiing at YWP in winter.

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

Feel free to bring bicycles, skis, kicksleds and other fun non-motorized ways of getting around. Or rent a kicksled once you arrive!

Personal vehicles are not allowed on-site.


Open Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm

More Hours

Open Daily

Winter & Spring 2024-25 starting November 1st. 

Summer hours to October 31st 2024 10am – 6pm

Special Closure & Notices:

  • Monday August 26th Early Closure – 3pm. 
  • December 25th 2024 Closed – Christmas Day
    *Updated regularly to accommodate for important Health and Safety training and staff appreciation days. 

Contact us if you have further questions

General Admission

Walking/self-propelled. Prices subject to change.

$19 / Adult (19+)
$12 / Youth (4-18)
$0 / Infant (0-3)*

* Infant Rate

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.

Admission and Tour Discounts
  • – 10% Senior (65+) / Student (18+ w card)
  • -10% Large Group (12+ with single payment, pre-booking recommended, not available online)
  • See Memberships for multi-visit deals.
  • Contact us for Discounts for:

Please Note: Discounts not valid with any other offers / discounts. Valid only for general admissions and guided tours. Discounts do 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.

Guided Bus Tour

This tour follows the 5 km loop, making regular stops for viewing animals and taking photos. The tour is led by a knowledgeable interpreter who will provide insight into Yukon’s iconic wildlife.

The bus tour takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. Bus tours are offered in English. We recommend you book online ahead of time. Changes, no-shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour time are non-refundable.

  • All pre-purchased AND reserved ticket holders must check-in on-site before entering the Preserve.
  • General Admission is included in all Bus Tour tickets.
  • Credit card payment required at the time of booking. No changes/refunds within 24 hours of booked tour start.

What to expect while visiting during COVID-19

Bus Tour Schedule

Daily: 11, 1pm & 3pm.

More Tour Schedules

Summer Guided Bus tour Schedule – June 1st to October 31st 2024:
11am, 1pm & 3pm

12Noon & 3pm

See below for group other tour options, including VIP tours, charters, step-ons and educational programming.

Contact us if you have further questions

Bus Tour Tickets

Includes General Admission. Prices subject to change.

$30/ Adult
$23/ Youth
$0 / Infant

Photo of YWP's low floor, accessible bus.
The YWP has a wheelchair accessible, low-floor bus. Please call ahead to book so we can adjust capacity. 867-456-7300

VIP Tours

Book a private VIP tour to take your Yukon wildlife experience to the next level:

Exclusive Experiences are a 2.5 hour private VIP experience with behind-the-scenes access or an animal feeding experience.

Photography Tours get serious photographers into several behind-the-scenes areas over the 3 hour VIP tour to capture spectacular photos.

Find out more about VIP Tours

Group Tour Options

Check out some of the other tour options for groups of all kinds:

More Group Tour Options
Large Group Tours:
The Preserve offers charter and step-on tours for large groups. Perfect for conference groups, tour groups, and more.
Group Tours

Community Group Programming:
Explore the options or child and youth groups, including camps, recreational programming groups, and more.
Community Group Programming

School Programs
The Preserve offers deep discounts for Yukon students to visit the Preserve – as well as 1/2 and full day programs for Yukon classes.
School Programs

Good to Know

Risks and Dangers
Risks and Dangers
What to expect while visiting during COVID-19

Weather at the Preserve can be quite different from downtown. The Preserve does not open when its below -35c.
YWP Weather Station

Cold Weather Policy

Getting Here
We're 30 minutes from Whitehorse. No car? There's options!
Directions and Transportation

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Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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