Hours, Tours and Admission


General Admission (walking/self-propelled)
$16 / Adult (18+)
$9 / Youth (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3)*

What to expect while visiting during COVID-19

Please note: Credit/debit tap compatible cards are preferred, cash accepted.

Pre-purchase Tickets Online

Bus Tour  (Includes General Admission)
$24/ Adult
$17/ Youth
$0 / Infant

  • – 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.

* 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.


November 1st 2021 - April 30th 2022

Open Daily:
11:30am – 5:00pm

(Except December 25 – closed)

Scheduled Bus tours:
Monday – Friday 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 12noon & 3pm

What to expect while visiting during COVID-19

Pre-purchase Tickets Online

Contact us if you have further questions

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

Note: the weather station is currently displaying in PST rather than YST (i.e. 8am PST = 9am YST)
Weather Closures:
  • At 10am, if temperatures at the YWP are at -35.0°C or colder YWP will delay opening from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • At 1pm, if temperatures at the YWP are still at -35.0°C or colder YWP will remain closed for the remainder of the day. At 1pm, if temperatures are warmer than -35.0°C, the YWP will open for the day at 2:00pm.
  • Temperatures are measured from YWP weather station above and do not include windchill. YWP will notify all affected bookings.
  • YWP reserves the right to deny entry to visitors who are inadequately prepared for extreme cold conditions.

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)

Hours above for current schedule.

Reserve your booking ahead of time. We recommened advance booking to gaurentee your seats as space is limted. 
Pre-book Tickets Online

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

Masks are required for both staff and visitors. Please bring your mask.
The YWP has a wheelchair accessible, low-floor bus. Please call to book as we need to remove additional seats for wheelchair capacity. 

Enjoy a private tour of the Preserve with a special wild encounter within this highly personalized intimate adventure.

On this interactive 2.5 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.


Choose from 1 of 2 tour options:

  1. Private, animal feeding experience with your choice of carnivore (arctic fox, lynx, red fox);
  2. Behind the scene tour of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Centre.
  • Private tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
  • Exclusive YWP interpreter with National Association of Interpretation Accreditation.
  • Private vehicle.
  • Available to book daily year-round.


$104 / Adult (18+) / Child (4-17)
$0 / Infant (0-3)
Minimum charge $160 (i.e. 1 person = $160 + GST, 2 people = $208 + GST)

Member exclusive pricing available!

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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