Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

An abundant, wild kingdom!

Yukon’s vast wild regions, varied ecosystems, and relatively sparse human population make the Yukon a haven for some of North America’s most rare and impressive species.

Where moose outnumber people two to one!

Viewing opportunities exist throughout the Yukon, from in town sightings to incredible wilderness encounters. Road travellers can find plenty of opportunities to spot bears, moose, elk, bison, and sheep while driving our network of highways.

Our wilderness parks and areas provide an excellent setting to enjoy moose and caribou or experience the antics of our smaller creatures like marmots, pikas, porcupines and red foxes. Please treat all wildlife with respect and do not approach or harass them.

Visit Yukon Wildlife Viewing to order your free Wildlife Viewing Guide and get to know Yukon wildlife and where the best viewing opportunities are.

Wildlife viewing tips

Keep these tips in minds to make the most of your wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • Take your time and be quiet. Plan on stopping often, and slowly scan the landscape for movement.
  • Wildlife are more active in early morning and evening. Take a short walk before breakfast or after dinner
  • Keep your distance and use binoculars, spotting scopes, and telephoto lenses to get a closer look.
  • Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc.

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    From Day Trips to Wilderness Tours, from Cabin Rentals to Adventure Publications - Black Bear Wilderness offers authentic and well planned Yukon Adventures. Year-round.

    Join exciting Day Trips around Whitehorse or as far as Kluane National Park. Go wildlife viewing, learn common bush crafts or relax in our natural hot springs. Try seeing all this from above on a breathtaking helicopter ride.

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    Box 20935
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6P2
    Phone: 867-633-3993
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    Tagish Wilderness Lodge

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    Wilderness Luxury in the middle of Yukon's most breathtaking scenery!

    Tagish Wilderness Lodge is a unique and remote place, a classic log-built boutique resort with 4 cozy guest cabins and a full-service contemporary main Lodge where great food is served and amazing stories are shared.

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    Taku Arm of Tagish Lake (no road access)
    Box 17
    Tagish, YT Y0B 1T0
    Phone: 1-867-332-2113
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    (867) 332-2113
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    Wolf Lake Wilderness Lodge

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    Wolf Lake Lodge is all inclusive from Whitehorse, providing hassle free fishing getaways to all types of fishermen and women.

    We provide five star meals served family style in our cozy lodge. Private guest cabins each with their own hot shower and washroom facility ensures guest comfort on all levels.

    4, 6 and 10 day packages allow our guests to choose the length of stay that works for them, and gives them enough time to try out each fishing venue that we can offer.

    Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike are eager to be caught and provide the "Hat Trick" of fishing.

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    110 air miles east of Whitehorse
    Box 418
    Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0
    Phone: (306) 873-8670
    Fax: (306) 873-5997
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    (306) 873-8670
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    Yukon Wilderness Expeditions Ltd.

    Yukon Wilderness Expeditions Ltd. started in 1996 as Shadow Lake Expeditions, and has been providing quality gear, services and trips under the same Yukon resident ownership since that time. We’ve grown from a whitewater raft livery to include canoes, kayaks, accessory gear, transportation and expediting services for self-guided journeys. We are the northernmost Swift Canoe dealer, and all our gear is expedition quality.

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    Km 1398 Alaska Highway
    Box 10546
    Whitehorse Y1A 7A1
    Phone: (867) 393-2232
    Fax: (867) 393-2236
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    (867) 393-2232
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    Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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    Located only 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse and open year round, we provide visitors the opportunity to view and learn about 10 species of northern mammals on our 700 acre preserve.

    You can walk, ski, snowshoe or bike our 5 km viewing loop at your leisure or join us for a bus tour guided by one of our friendly and knowledgeable interpreters. Both experiences provide excellent opportunities to view Yukon mammals in natural habitats. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.

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    Km 8 (Mile 5) Takhini Hotsprings Road
    Box 20191
    Whitehorse Y1A 7A2
    Phone: (867) 456-7300
    Fax: (867) 633-2425
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    (867) 456-7300
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    (867) 633-2425
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