Another Sign of Summer: The Opening of the Fishladder

Community Involvement

Jun 01, 2011  Comment

Yukon Energy's Whitehorse Rapids fishladder is open for the season. This facility has become one of the city's most popular destinations for visitors and locals alike. Here's what's great about a visit to the ladder:

  • It gives you a chance to see local freshwater fish (all summer) and Chinook salmon (August) travel through the ladder
  • You can get up close and personal with the fish in our aquariums
  • You can use our high powered microscope to age fish by counting the rings on their scales (like rings on a tree trunk)
  • You can check out our underwater camera system and our ‘salmon cam’ that allows viewing of the fish from a home computer (it will be hooked up within the next several days)
  • You have an opportunity to listen to elders’ stories in our First Nations tent (starting in July)
  • You can learn from our many information panels and displays that can be found throughout the property
  • You can see our special public art piece, created by dozens of Yukoners

Entrance is by donation (suggested $3 per person) or ask about our $10 season pass that will give you and your entire family entrance to the fish ladder all summer. Hope to see you there.


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