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Yukon wildlife From ground squirrels to grizzlies, watching wildlife is often the highlight of a trip to the Yukon. With twice as many moose as people, the Yukon is truly the domain of wildlife. Yukon enjoys many special Northern species not common or found in lower latitudes. Wildlife enthusiasts delight in seeing moose, Dall’s and Fannin’s sheep, Arctic alpine flowers and butterflies, and mountain goats, and watching the antics of marmots, pikas, porcupines and red foxes. Grizzly bears, caribou, elk, bison, peregrine falcons and millions of migratory birds also make their homes in the territory. As you plan your Yukon vacation, use Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Guide to help prepare for your trip. This handy guide tells you where, when and how to see wildlife along Yukon roads. Find out about wildlife viewing sites and trails, species descriptions, maps, seasons, viewing tips and other information to help you safely watch and learn about Yukon’s wildlife. Whether you’re an ardent birder or a casual wildlife watcher, the Yukon’s community of wildlife will impress you. Let the wildlife show begin! above, left to right: Heath Sulphur butterfly – YG (R. Postma), Bull moose – Jannik Schou, Marmot – YG below: Gyrfalcon – Jannik Schou Keep a sharp eye out for these Yukon species: • Arctic ground squirrels Spot these familiar sentinels near roadside burrows during Yukon’s long summer days. Northern and migratory birds In summer, watch for harlequin duck, northern hawk owl, wandering tattler, gyrfalcon, trumpeter swan, sandhill crane and more. Look for three kinds of ptarmigan that live in the Yukon year-round. Arctic and alpine flowers and butterflies In June and July, behold a colourful bounty of tiny flowers and butterflies—some seen only in Yukon. Porcupine caribou View the herd on a summertime rafting trip in Ivvavik National Park, or watch for caribou in early winter along the Dempster Highway. Pikas and hoary marmots Listen for the pika peeps and marmot whistles on Keno Hill and other rocky alpine slopes. • • • • To learn more about Yukon wildlife viewing opportunities and events and to receive your free copy of Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Guide visit www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/viewing or call the Yukon Department of Environment at 1-867-667-8291. Bird watchers at Swan Haven Interpretive Centre – YG travelyukon.com 15

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Destination Yukon
Calendar of Events
Watson Lake
Southern Lakes Teslin, Tagish, Atlin, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne
Whitehorse
Kluane Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Beaver Creek
Campbell Faro, Ross River
Silver Trail Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City
Klondike Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City
North Yukon Old Crow
Winter Magic
Yukon Scenic Drives
Experience Yukon
Yukon Highways Accommodations
Hunting
Campgrounds and RV Parks
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