- Territorial parks and campgrounds
- Camping on public land
- Backcountry camping
- Who to contact if you have safety concerns
Territorial parks and campgrounds
Who can use territorial parks and campgrounds
People who meet the conditions for entry to Yukon, and are not required to self-isolate, are welcome to use territorial parks and campgrounds.
Who cannot use territorial parks and campgrounds
No one can self-isolate in a territorial park or campground.
Non-residents who are required by law to travel through Yukon within 24 hours cannot stay or stop in government-run campgrounds.
Camping is different during COVID-19
You need to be more self-contained
- Pack everything you need before hitting the road to limit stops in the communities.
- Only buy supplies in the community if stores are welcoming business.
- Bring extra water, soap, hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
- Only camp with members of your social bubble – maximum 1 bubble per campsite.
- Clean your picnic table before and after you use it.
- Follow all park and campground rules.
- Follow the 6 steps to staying safe.
Camping on public land
People may camp on public land for recreational purposes. However, you need authorization under Yukon’s land legislation for permanent occupation of public land.
Going out on the land
If you're going out on the land, make sure to find out if the location you plan to camp is on private property or First Nations’ land.
Where you need permission to camp
- Private land: ask the landowner
- Settlement Lands: ask the relevant First Nations government
Use GeoYukon to view lands maps.
Pack out what you packed in
If you're camping on public land, remember that the law requires you to clean up your garbage and waste. Dispose of RV sewage only at approved facilities or RV dumps. We ask you to follow "leave-no-trace" practices. By planning to leave no trace as you travel, you'll help:
- keep Yukon green and pristine; and
- minimize damage to our delicate, slow-growing northern ecosystem.
Campfires are allowed on public land unless there’s a fire ban. Read current information on fire bans and restrictions.
You can help prevent wildfires by taking the following measures:
- do not build a fire when it’s windy;
- build the fire on non-flammable mineral soil at least 3 metres (10 feet) away from flammable vegetation;
- remove dry leaves, twigs and other flammable material away from the area around your fire;
- build a fire pit with a ring of rocks;
- keep a bucket with at least 8 litres (2 gallons) of water and a shovel nearby to extinguish the fire;
- keep the fire small and never leave it unattended; and
- put out the campfire before leaving by soaking it with water, stirring and repeating until the ashes are cold to the touch.
Parks Canada sites
Please visit these websites for the latest Parks Canada information:
You cannot self-isolate in the backcountry.
Who to contact if you have safety concerns
Police, fire and ambulance
Phone: 911 or 1-867-667-5555
Report a possible infraction of a Civil Emergency Measures Act Order
Phone: 1-888-789-FIRE (3473)
Turn in Poachers and Polluters
If you have questions about territorial campgrounds or parks, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 867-667-5648, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5648.
If you have questions about camping on public land, phone the Land Management Branch: 867-667-5215.