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Wild Discoveries

We're doing as many in-person programs as possible, so long as everyone stays safe. Please keep checking in on this page for upcoming events. 

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Events

A group of people at a wild discoveries event listening to an interpreter while standing in the snow.


Winter Wild Discoveries is here! This winter we'll see the return of popular events such as wildlife trivia night, wolf howl, ski-bou, and tracks and trails. We're always adding new events, so check back often.

All events are by registration only. You can register one week prior to the start of the event. 

November 17: Facebook Live: Winter adaptations, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Whitehorse

How do animals survive the long and cold Yukon winter? Learn all about the unique adaptions that allow our wildlife to thrive in the cold winter months. Join Facebook Live. 

December 8: Facebook Live: Camera trapping, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Whitehorse

Motion-trigger cameras provide us a non-invasive look into animal life. Join wildlife viewing staff and learn all about how camera-traps are used in wildlife research in the Yukon. Join Facebook Live.  

January 12: Facebook Live: Fin-tastic Arctic Grayling, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Whitehorse

Join the wildlife viewing staff and fisheries biologist, Cameron Sinclair and learn all about the life of the migratory Arctic Grayling. Join Facebook Live. 

January 26: Wolf howl, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Whitehorse

Join wolf program coordinator Peter Knamiller on a night-walk to learn about the life history of these top carnivores. We'll even try howling to see if they answer. Bring a headlamp/flashlight and please dress warmly as we will be outside and stationary. Register for meeting location. 

February 9: Muskrat walk, 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

Location: Whitehorse

What are those dome-shaped "push-ups" of dirt and vegetation on the ice? Join the wildlife viewing staff for a walk around a local pond to view these "push-ups" and learn all about muskrats. Register for meeting location. 

February 19: Ski-bou, 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Mt. Lorne

Bring your cross-country skis and hit the trails with the wildlife viewing staff to learn about the ecology and habits of Woodland Caribou. You'll see tracks and signs of animals in the area, and if you're very lucky maybe even see a caribou itself. Register for meeting location. 

March: Tracks and trails, 1 to 3 p.m. 

Location: Whitehorse

Join trapper education coordinator, Ryan Sealy, on this winter walk through the woods to look for animal tracks. Learn how to identify some tracks and look for signs that wildlife has been in the area. You'll need to wear winter high top boots or gaiters as we may be walking through the deep snow to follow trails. Date and registration information to be announced in mid-November. 



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