A Celebration of Swans

Swans in flight.

A Celebration of Swans

The Yukon's premier birding festival brings residents and visitors alike out to great swan viewing areas to welcome spring to the North. The mass migration of tens of thousands of swans, ducks, and geese is not to be missed.

Swan Haven Interpretive Centre

The centre is now closed for the season. You are welcome to visit the outdoor grounds, year-round.

Location

The Swan Haven Interpretive Centre is located at 58 Swan Haven Drive, Marsh Lake, in the North M'Clintock Bay subdivision.

Free parking is available at the centre. 

Amenities

  • 1 wheelchair-accessible outhouse/pit toilet.
  • 1 non-accesible outhouse/pit toilet.
  • Viewing deck.
  • Interpretive exhibits, outdoors.

There is no waste disposal, so remember to pack it in and pack it out.

The swan situation

A summary of sightings, counts and new bird arrivals. For a complete list of daily bird observations in April, visit eBird.

Sunday, May 1 at Swan Haven

  • 54 Trumpeter Swan
  • 57 Tundra Swan
  • 164 Canada Goose
  • 4 Greater White-fronted Goose
  • 643 Mallard
  • 1220 Northern Pintail
  • 180 Green-winged Teal
  • 198 American Wigeon
  • 40 Bufflehead
  • 100 Common Goldeneye
  • 40 Barrow's Goldeneye
  • 200 Herring Gull
  • 2 Northern Harrier
  • 1 American Robin
  • 200 American Pipit

Festival poster

Every year a collectible poster is produced featuring an art piece that celebrates spring. Thousands of these posters are distributed to communities across the Yukon.

Information on the 2022 poster is now available here.

Events

All festival events are complete. Visit our Wild Discoveries page for more in-person, wildlife viewing events for spring and summer 2022.

Swans at Swan Haven.
Contact: 

For questions about A Celebration of Swans and wildlife viewing events, email wildlife.viewing@yukon.ca or phone: 867-667-8291 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8291.