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Whitehorse Fishway

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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We loved it!

Nobody but I wanted to see this, but everyone enjoyed the visit. Very informative information on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Casa Grande, Arizona
Really interesting

The salmon don't run until July, as we learned from the delightful and enthusiastic docent. She... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
+1 867-633-5965
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nobody but I wanted to see this, but everyone enjoyed the visit. Very informative information on the migration of the Salmon from the Berring Sea to Whitehorse up this fish ladder. The final stop for many. We were early in the season so we didn't...More

1  Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The salmon don't run until July, as we learned from the delightful and enthusiastic docent. She converted a likely disappointment into a genuinely interesting experience.

Thank AboveEarth
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to visit in Whitehorse Yukon. You can watch the salmon swing up the fish ladder to get around the dam. There is a nice little gift shop and a great educational exhibit on the fish and Yukon River. Definitely a must...More

1  Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view and lot's to learn at Whitehorse's Fish Lader. See the salmon swimming while learning lot's about how salmon were catched in the olden days and how they are catched by First Nations. I find this place very good. So go down to Whitehorse's...More

Thank Harley K
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Whitehorse Fishway give those who visit a true and very interesting account of why fishways are built. The observation platforms allow visitors an excellent view of the construction of the fish ladder. Once inside the building there is a tank area where the fish...More

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 29 September 2016

we visited the fishway on September. we were there more then half an hour, and we saw only one small fish! you can read the written explanations and look at the photos,they are quite interesting, but if you come in order to see fish -...More

3  Thank stavia1
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I teach about salmon in my home area, so this was a good destination for me. Loved seeing the huge wooden fish ladder, and the spawners, even though there were not many salmon due to the time we visited. Lots of good information in the...More

Thank CarolynD53
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Was a great experience to learn about the salmon and other river fish migrating! Staff were really I night full and helpful to all of our questions!

Thank victoria C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

You really need to visit this place. You actually get to see real salmon go through the ladder. It is a free attraction but you can make a $3 donation. This is the longest fish ladder in world. One of Yukon Energy's key values is...More

2  Thank Pierre D
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very informative about the life and migration of the salmon. Go in the morning to see the fish held overnight in the tank. Around 10:00 they start the process of weighing and measuring each fish before letting them continue their journey up the ladder.

1  Thank KayLee H
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Edward M
Do you have pictures of the Fish Ladder and information all about it please?
13 August 2016|
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Response from zilerog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could look online for Whitehorse Fishway. When you get there don't forget to walk up to the top of the damn, gives you a better idea of how high the fish have to climb and how long the ladder is.
I would like to know how to get to the fish way... if walking how long will it take?
5 August 2016|
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Response from AvalonFlyBird | Reviewed this property |
Pop over to the tourist info building on 2nd ave from there cross the Yukon River bridge and continue to walk past the school to the round about turn right the follow the road past Christ the King School on the left and the... More