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

Wildlife guaranteed! Just 25 mintues north of Whitehorse and open year-round. Join interpreted buy tours or self-guide walk/ski/bike to view 13 species of Yukon wildlife in large natural habitats...
Floating through the worlds largest bio-preserve and largest non-polar ice fields with hiking, wildlife and wildflowers
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Tatshenshini River, Glaciers, Grizzlies and Eagles

Jun 21 2014 to Dec 31 2016
This 11-day, multi activity adventure will take you through the heart of the worlds largest non-polar ice fields and largest bio preserve. Rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, wildflowers...
Midnight sun on Lowell Lake, Alsek River, in the world's largest bio-preserve and through the Coast Range and largest non-polar ice cap, in Kluane National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Upper Alsek River 8 days, Glaciers & Grizzlies

Jul 14 2014 to Dec 01 2016
8 day float in the worlds largest non-polar ice fields and the dramatic Coast Range on the majestic Alsek. Multi activity adventure through the world's largest bio-preserve includes rafting,...
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Wildlife & Nature Adventure. Yukon River

Oct 11 2016 to Jan 01 2018
During your Yukon River canoe trip you'll retrace part of the Klondike Gold Rush route of 1898. Reminders of Yukon’s Gold Rush can be seen all along the Yukon River. You’ll camp on the banks of...
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Yukon in Autumn - Colours of the North - Phototour

Aug 27 2017 to Sep 03 2017
Yukon in Autumn – Colours of the North is an unforgettable 7 nights / 8 days photography trip to the “Top of the World”, along the Klondike Highway and the Dempster Highway up to the Arctic Circle....
Snake River expedition offers superb wildlife, wildflowers, hiking and whitewater, in Yukon's Peel River Watershed
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Yukon's Snake River Whitewater Canoeing and Hiking

Jun 30 2014 to Dec 01 2016
Enjoy 14 days in the heart of the Peel River Watershed with dramatic mountain scenery. White water canoeing, glorious hiking, wildlife viewing, wild flowers, photography beneath the midnight sun!...