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.
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Taking a break along the Yukon River
$3590
+ taxes

Down the Yukon River

Jun 01 2017 to Sep 30 2017
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
$2930
+ taxes

In the Coast Mountains

Jun 01 2017 to Aug 31 2017
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...
canoe expedition on the Big Salmon River
$2395
+ taxes

Nature & Wildlife | Big Salmon River | Canoe Trip

Jul 25 2017 to Jan 13 2018
The riverbanks of the Big Salmon River are alive with abundant wildlife, with some luck you might spot moose, bears, lynx, wolves beaver and bald eagles. Join Nature Tours of Yukon on the Big...
Nature & Wildlife | Yukon River | Canoe Trip
$1795
plus tax

Nature & Wildlife | Yukon River | Canoe Trip

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. On this trip with our...