Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Located only 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse and open year-round, Yukon Wildlife Preserve provide visitors the opportunity to view and learn about 11 species of northern mammals on our 700-acre preserve.

You can walk, ski, snowshoe or bike the 5 km viewing loop at your leisure or join us for an interpreted bus tours. Both experiences provide excellent opportunities to view Yukon mammals in natural habitats. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.

Facilities include the Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Center where injured wild animals are cared for by specialists who work to release healthy, capable animals back into the wild. The preserve is a center of northern education, conservation, and research excellence and are a proud member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve's mission is to promote knowledge and foster appreciation of arctic and boreal ecology.

Kilometre 8 (Mile 5) on the Takhini Hot Springs Road
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 7A2

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is open daily from 10:30am - 5:30pm

Typical Operating Hours

May 11th - October 8th

Daily, 9:30am - 6:00pm

Interpreted bus tours at: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm

October 9th - February 28th

Friday - Sunday, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Interpreted bus tours at: 12:00pm and 2:00pm

Open daily December 26th - January 6th

(867) 456-7300
(867) 633-2425