A Celebration of Swans

Swans in flight.


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.

The bird situation, 2023

Though we are not reporting daily bird counts anymore, you can still see listings from birders on eBird

Festival poster

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

Learn how to get a free copy of the poster.

Swan Haven Interpretive Centre

The centre's building is now closed for the 2023 season. You are welcome to visit the outside grounds and walk along the shoreline to view wildlife.


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. 


  • 1 wheelchair-accessible outhouse/pit toilet
  • 1 non-accessible outhouse/pit toilet
  • Viewing decks
  • Shoreline walking trail (approximately 1 km, return)
  • Interpretive exhibits, outdoors
  • Picnic tables

There is no running water on site.


A Celebration of Swans events have concluded for spring 2023. Check out our Wild Discoveries series for events this summer, fall and winter. 

School visits

School visits have concluded for the 2023 season.

School programs have always been a large part of spring activities at Swan Haven. Hundreds of school children make the trip with their classes to participate in hands-on activities and games, in a spectacular outdoor classroom. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve delivers Swan Haven School Programs on behalf of the Wildlife Viewing Program.

Student art contest

We are reviewing the results of the 2023 student art contest. 


Swans at Swan Haven.

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.