Department of Tourism and Culture

To support, protect, promote and enhance Yukon’s tourism, culture, heritage and arts sectors for the benefit of Yukoners and visitors.

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We create awareness of Yukon as a travel destination. Focusing on international and Canadian markets, we put in place multi-channel, year-round consumer marketing campaigns. We also build important tour operator and media relationships. Our team carries out sales calls, gives training to overseas tour operators and travel agents; and manages travelyukon.com, online marketing and other digital platforms. We partner with Destination Canada and host media and travel trade familiarization tours. For questions about how you can take part in our marketing activities, contact us.

Email: robin.anderson@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-3532
Fax number: 867-393-7005

We support tourism development for communities, organizations and businesses. Contact us to talk about your tourism idea or for questions about services and funding. Our six core areas of focus are: 1) To engage, counsel and collaborate with industry, communities and other partners; 2) To provide capacity development opportunities, training and tools; 3) To provide funding; 4) To conduct and provide research; 5) To report tourism sector performance; and 6) To represent the tourism sector in land, resource and development planning.

Email: industryservices@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-3053
Fax number: 867-393-7005

This unit is responsible for the 6 Government of Yukon visitor information centres. We also raise industry’s awareness of available information on current events, advisories and programs. We manage the database for Government of Yukon photography.

Email: frank.wilps@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5390
Fax number: 867-393-7005

The Arts Section supports the development of visual, literary and performing arts in Yukon. We serve professional and community-based arts practices through funding programs, agreements and research. Arts advisors help applicants apply for funding, for review by the Yukon Arts Advisory Council or peer juries. This unit also maintains, interprets and provides curatorial support to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. We envision a Yukon where the arts flourish, where arts and community connect, and where we take pride in our artistic resources.

Email: artsfund@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-3535
Fax number: 867-393-6456

We support the preservation and appreciation of Yukon heritage and history. This unit manages land-based heritage resources. This includes: archaeology; palaeontology; geographical place names, and; research licencing. We also help Yukon museums, cultural centres and cultural organizations with: collections care, funding, training and development. We partner with: Yukon First Nations; museums and cultural centres; placer miners; the public, and; researchers from around the world.

Email: jessica.hall@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8589
Fax number: 867-393-6456

We can help Yukon museums and cultural centres with: conservation and artifact or specimen repair and cleaning; pest management and emergency planning for collections, or; the development of collections management policies and procedures. We provide information, resources, support and training for heritage workers. We administer the Museum Contribution Program (MCP) and the Special Projects Capital Assistance Program (SPCAP).

Email: brian.groves@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-3660
Fax number: 867-393-6456

We manage, preserve and provide research on archaeological sites and collections. We also take part in environmental assessments and land use planning. For information on Yukon archaeology or to access our collections, contact us.

Email: heritage.resources@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-3771

We manage Yukon's fossil sites and collections and conduct research on ancient life and environments. This program facilitates research by international scientists. We also offer public education and outreach. The Yukon Palaeontologist takes part in fossil export permitting under the federal Cultural Export and Import Act. To report a fossil find or to access our collections, contact us.

Email: grant.zazula@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8089 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8089.

We administer the program to name and rename geographical features in Yukon. Decisions are based on recommendations from the Yukon Geographical Place Names Board.

Email: jessica.hall@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8589
Fax number: 867-393-6456

The Historic Sites unit provides for the research, preservation, management, development and interpretation of Yukon’s historic places. We take part in implementing the Historic Resources Act and the Government of Yukon heritage obligations under the Umbrella Final Agreement and individual First Nation final agreements. Contact us for information on: funding to preserve Yukon’s heritage; how to nominate a historic site; management plans and how sites are preserved and developed, and; signage and interpretation along highways, trails, rivers and historic sites.

Email: heritage.planning@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5386
Fax number: 867-393-8023

Yukon Archives acquires, preserves and provides access to Yukon's documentary heritage. Our holdings include: government and non-government records; books; pamphlets; newspapers, and; periodicals. Reproduction services are available. For questions or research assistance, contact us.

Email: Yukon.Archives@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8061 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5321