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.

Wolf Lake Wilderness Lodge

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....

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...

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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...
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Overlooking Kathleen Lake
$1700
+ taxes

Cottonwood trail

Jun 01 2016 to Jan 07 2017
Only a handful of trails and off-trail itineraries allow access to the backcountry of Kluane National Park. The Cottonwood trail is the longest marked trail in the park and offers the perfect way to...
Overlooking the Donjek Glacier
$2780
+ taxes

Donjek Glacier

Jun 01 2016 to Aug 15 2016
Here is a trek like you’ve never done! Off the path, we walk for 10 days to approach the Donjek Glacier and its astonishing views! The trek to the Donjek Glacier in Kluane National Park is renowned...
Taking a break along the Yukon River
$3410
+ taxes

Down the Yukon River

Jun 01 2016 to Sep 01 2016
Both historical and wild, the 11 day Yukon River paddle is a classic Yukon adventure. Float through the boreal landscapes and witness remnants of the Klondike Gold Rush along the shores. The Yukon...
$22
+ fees & taxes

Guided Bus Tour of Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Oct 01 2014 to Dec 31 2017
Join our informative bus tour around the scenic 5 km loop of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. This tour last about 75-90 minutes providing ample opportunity to view a variety of northern mammals and...
Hiking in the Coast Mountains
$2885
+ taxes

In the Coast Mountains

Jun 01 2016 to Jul 31 2016
Want to enjoy the pleasures of multiday hiking in the wilderness without having to carry a heavy backpack every day? This trip is for you! We fly out on a helicopter, into the heart of the Coast...