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Share Yukon's great outdoors with your guests this summer

Yukon Parks - updates and new info for 2017


The busy summer season is just around the corner and Yukon Parks has some new information to share with the tourism industry. They've enhanced some of the campground facilities and updated resources to help you and your clients plan trips to travel further afield and explore some of the lesser known campgrounds and recreation sites across Yukon. 

Camping in / au Yukon booklet and map
Updated descriptions for each of Yukon's 42 territorial campgrounds, plus nine backcountry and 12 recreational sites. GPS locations, wheelchair accessibility, group sites, and conservation areas have been added. 

Tombstone Mountain Campground - more sites, group sites and outdoor presentation area. 
There are now more tent sites, back-in sites, and three group sites. 

  • Tour Operator Tip: to ensure a group site, arrive with your group in the afternoon. After 7 p.m. group sites are then available to any user. 

The Tombstone Interpretive Centre will be open from May 20 - September 17, 2017

Off Season and Winter Camping
From October to May, residents can camp where gates are not locked. Campground fees are waived during this time, however you must self-register and bring your own toilet paper, firewood, and pack out your garbage. 

Kusawa Park - Yukon's newest territorial park
Tour operators please be aware that commercial trips and activities in the park now require a park permit.

What's happening in Yukon's Parks and campgrounds this summer?

Commercial RV Parks and Campgrounds


Yukon's commercial campgrounds offer travellers various amenities, power, and dump stations. But more importantly they offer your clients a chance to engage with local owners and their staff. 

Contact a commercial campground today and find out  what they can offer your clients and your groups. 

Nilsson and Lammers Research Forest trails


Just 15 minutes from downtown along the North Klondike Highway, your guests can enjoy the Gunner Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest, managed by the Yukon government Forestry branch. There are over 10 km of trails from short hikes to longer treks, natural lakes, scenic viewpoints, picnic tables and a forest-themed playground.

Fishing and campground permits can now be purchased online


Environment Yukon e-services - they're making it easier for you and your guests to purchase fishing licenses and campground permits online. Permits and licenses may also still be purchased through authorised vendors.  

Stay informed about changing regulations and fishing area closures. Help your guests learn about Yukon fish and how to catch them. For more information contact

Viewing Wildlife in Yukon


   Spotting wildlife is an activity that the majority of visitors to Yukon hope to engage in. With Environment Yukon's tips and best-practice advice for viewing wildlife, you can impress your guests with your knowledge, or direct them to the online resources available to help them explore on their own.
Check out the online Wildlife Viewing Guides including the Yukon Wildlife Activity Guide for kids.

And of course you can always guarantee an exceptional wildlife viewing experience at The Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

It's FAM Tour Season!


This is just a reminder that it's familiarization tour season in Yukon. Tourism Yukon's marketing team loves to share our great outdoors with our travel trade and media guests and would like to know if you have any seat openings on your tour departures, would you be interested in hosting travel trade or media, and from which markets?

Learn more about how to host or participate in a Yukon travel trade or media fam.

Jessica Ruffen, Market Manager Europe and UK (trade and media)
Yas Yamamoto, Market Manager Asia-Pacific (trade and media)
Stephen Reynolds, Travel Trade North America
Jim Kemshead, Media and PR North America


Department of Tourism and Culture, Yukon Government, P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2C6