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Whitehorse Rapids Dam and Fish Ladder

Whitehorse Rapids Dam and Fish Ladder Review

The Chinook (king) salmon hold one of nature's great endurance records: the longest fish migration in the world, which is more than 2,000 mi from the Bering Sea to Whitehorse. The Whitehorse Rapids Dam and Fish Ladder (founded 1958–59) has interpretive exhibits, talks by local First Nations elders, display tanks of freshwater fish and salmon fry, and a platform for viewing the fish ladder. The best time to visit is August, when between 150 and 2,100 salmon (average count is 800) use the ladder to bypass the dam.

    Contact Information

  • Address: End of Nisutlin Dr., Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6S7
  • Phone: 867/633–5965
  • Cost: C$3 suggested donation
  • Hours: June–Aug., daily; hrs vary, so call ahead
  • Website:
  • Location: Whitehorse
Updated: 11-15-2013

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