Today was a very outdoors-y nature-y day! We started off at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where we saw a whole bunch of different animals from the area. To learn more about the preserve and the amazing work they do click here!
This is Yukon's official flower, fireweed. It is all over the place and I think it is really pretty!
We saw a ton of different animals at the preserve including elk...
Baby goats... they were super small and adorable and cute! I loved it!
Here are more goats enjoying a snack.
These crazy creatures are muskox- something I have never seen before and they were so interesting. Our tour guide said that during the peak mating season you can actually smell them from pretty far away. I am happy we didn't have to smell it. :)
The caribou, the caribou is a beautiful sight to see!
Some more goats/ sheep? I can't remember which one... do you know? Also you have to watch this video put out by Parks Canada about sheep and goats- it has been stuck in my head for a long while!
These are reindeer. I was THIS close to a reindeer! It was so cool to be so close to wild animals.
This little critter is an arctic fox. He was just hanging out in the bushes and I had to really look to find him.
One of the girls with a moose antler. The moose was really hard to see and you had to use binoculars and even then you were lucky to see it.
We went to the Takhini Hot Springs for a little while and it was a true, authentic hot springs! The water was really warm and I even chatted with a few people from my hometown. It was very relaxing and I liked swimming in the "Healing Waters."
On the road again... we headed back into Whitehorse to do a lot of shopping for souvenirs and things and just kind of relaxed to get ready for our very early tomorrow.
As we were heading back into Whitehorse we stopped for a quick photo at the entrance to the city with their sister cities labeled. If you go back to the blog post when we went to city hall there is a bit more about the sister cities.
That is the end of day six! Tomorrow is going to be AMAZING! We are going to Alaska on a train so stay tuned!