If you’re looking for a wildlife vacation, where better than one of the wildest places in the world to see caribou, moose, bears, sheep, birds and hundreds of other northern species? Whether you are on a backcountry hiking adventure or leisurely driving your RV along our scenic drives the possibilty for wildlife exists around every bend. Keep your eyes open while on the road and you'll never know what you may see!
There are three general tips that you can use to improve your chances of seeing Yukon wildlife:
- Take your time and be quiet. Plan on making many stops when you are travelling. Slowly scan the landscape for movement. Wildlife that went into hiding may come out again when all is quiet.
- Wildlife tend to be more active in early morning and evening. Take a short walk before breakfast or after dinner. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find. Remember, in summer, the arctic evening lasts all night.
- Use binoculars, spotting scopes, and telephoto lenses to get a more detailed look or a better photo without scaring the animal away or endangering yourself.
For more tips, etiquette, precautions or self-guided wildlife viewing opportunities along specific Yukon highways download the Yukon Wildlife Viewing Guide. For related resources on wildlife and biodiversity visit the Department of Environment website.
If wildlife viewing with a guide is what you are looking for, one of our Yukon tour operators offering wildlife viewing experiences can assist you.