Yukon's Premiere Wildlife Gallery
In a land where giant wild beasts still reign, this is your chance to get up close and personal without serious danger of becoming part of the food chain. Take a humbling stroll among the creatures of Yukon's past and present that include steppe bison, record polar bear, monster moose and wooly mammoth. Below are just a few of the displays in the museum:
A close relative of the dall sheep, stone sheep are a rare breed and can be found in the Yukon and northern British Columbia.
A member of the weasel family, this pine marten is albino as noted by it's red eyes.
The Canada lynx is the smallest of the lynx family and are excellent climbers.
The peary caribou is found high in the Northwest territories; their main predator - the Arctic wolf.
Brown bears are prominent and outnumber people in Yukon's North. By the way...this one's real!
Wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family and have a reputation for the ability to kill prey many times their size.
One pass for admission to two great museums. The Wildlife Museum houses an array of Northern taxidermy displays from ancient times to present day beasts. Featuring grizzly bears, moose, bison, a life-size woolly mammoth, and also the World's largest polar bear, this is a true Yukon experience.
New for 2013, explore the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Museum. Commemorating the role that the Mounties played in the developing Yukon, guests learn about what it took to manage vast and environmentally unforgiving terrain.
Your museum admission also includes entrance into the Husky Village. You'll be able to spend time with the huskies and even the new husky puppies. You'll see the dog teams getting ready to go for their 15 and 30 minute rides.
Saiga antelope, currently predominant in semi-deserts of Russia, were found in Alaska and the Yukon until about 12,000 years ago. Their inflated snouts allow them to breathe efficiently in arid, dusty conditions.
Experience the past...today!
Found mainly in the Arctic Circle and it's surrounding land masses, the polar bear shares the co-title as the world's largest land carnivore along with the kodiak bear. You have to see this one to believe it as this is the largest mounted bear ever recorded, measuring 11 feet 8 inches from tip to tail!