White Pass, on South Klondike Highway in winter

Movie and series productions wanted!

With its breathtaking scenery and experienced crews, the Yukon in the northwest of Canada is a great place to shoot your movie or TV production.

White Pass, on South Klondike Highway in winter

Our locations

Yukon has spectacular locations
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Getting to, and getting around Yukon

Look at Yukon's road system and air-access routes
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Incentives

Yukon is a production-friendly region. We support the industry with financial support that your production can take advantage of.
The Film Location Incentive is a rebate that encourages production companies from outside Yukon to film in Yukon and hire and train Yukoners.

  • The Yukon Spend Rebate provides a rebate of up to 25% for television programs or movies (Movie of the Week), documentaries and feature films. This rebate is for productions that are not commercials.
  • The Training Program offers a rebate of up to 25% on wages paid to individuals providing on-set training to eligible Yukon labour. This training can be for things like techniques and equipment. This rebate is for productions that are not commercials.
  • The Travel Rebate applies to a maximum of $15,000 in travel costs from Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver to Whitehorse. Commercials are eligible to apply for this component, however this rebate isn’t available to productions accessing the Yukon Spend Rebate.

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carcross aerial view winter

Filming in Yukon

Get started

Contact Yukon Media Development by phone 867-667-5400 or email info@reelyukon.comor .

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Filming in Yukon communities and settlement lands of Yukon First Nations

If you want to film in a Yukon community, contact the community.

Contact Yukon First Nations for permission to film in their settlement lands. If you are unsure of the status of your chosen location, use Yukon Lands Viewer to find boundaries of a First Nation's settlement land.  You can email land.use@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-3173; toll-fee 1-800-661-0408, ext 3173 to find out more.

Email aboriginal.relations@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5035 for more information about First Nation settlement land.

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White Pass, on South Klondike Highway in winter

Permits

While running your production in Yukon you may need permits to film. These might be a film permit for airports, to import/export live animals into the territory, or to film in territorial parks.

Land-use permit

To find out more, email land.use@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-3173; toll-free 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3173. Additional information can be found in the Land Use Permits info sheet.

Permit to import or export live wildlife

If you need to import or export live wildlife for your production, email coservices@gov.yk.ca phone 867-667-8005, or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8005.

Permit to film in a national park or national historic site

To film in a national park or national historic site in Yukon, you need to get a film permit from Parks Canada in Whitehorse. Email whitehorse.info@pc.gc.ca, or phone 867-667-3936. 

These are other permits you may need:

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Haines Pass road in winter

Our production and crew experience

Grip and electrical can be rented from the Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA). The association has:

  • a 120 KW blimped crystal-sync generator that can be towed to remote locations;
  • a grip package that can accommodate a commercial production; and
  • an ARRI package of lights up to 6 KW in size.

SPYA can help production companies secure additional equipment and find local crew. Yukon crews have staffed documentaries, commercials, feature films and television series. View SPYA members' résumés.

Contact SPYA by email info@spya.ca or by phone 867 457-0151.

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Sunrise and sunset

The National Research Council of Canada posts information on sunrise, sunset, sunlight and twilight, and natural illumination of various locations in Yukon.

Find current weather information.

Find historical weather trends.

Whitehorse: latitude 60 42’ N; longitude 135 4’ W; elevation 706.2m 

Date

Sunrise

Sunset

Sunlight

Twilight

Natural illumination

January 1 10:09  15:59  5.83  1.96  7.80
February 1 09:17  17:11  7.90  1.62  9.52
March 1 10:09  15:59  5.83  1.96  7.80 
April 1 06:23  19:46  13.38  1.47  14.84 
May 1 04:54  21:03  16.16 1.85  18.01 
June 1 03:42  22:16  18.57  3.16  21.73 
July 1 03:34  22:33   18.98  4.49  23.47
August 1 04:36   21:35 16.97  2.10  19.07
September 1 05:54  20:05  14.19  1.53  15.72
October 1 07:07  18:32   11.41  1.41  12.82
November 1 08:26  17:00   8.57 1.55  10.11
December 1 09:42   15:56  6.24  1.88  8.12

Dawson City: latitude 64 2’ N; longitude 139 7’ W; elevation 370m 

Date

Sunrise

Sunset

Sunlight

Twilight

Natural illumination

January 1 11:08  15:36  4.47  2.51  6.98
February 1 09:56  17:07  7.18  1.88  9.06
March 1 08:24  18:37  10.22   1.60   11.82
April 1 06:35  20:10   13.58  1.66   15.24
May 1 04:50  21:42  16.88  2.32  19.20
June 1 03:14  23:20  20.10  3.90   24.0
July 1 02:58   23:44  20.76  3.24  24.0
August 1 04:26  22:20  17.89  2.90  20.79
September 1 06:01  20:32   14.52  1.76  16.29
October 1 07:27  18:46  11.31  1.58  12.89
November 1 09:01   17:00  7.98  1.77  9.76
December 1 10:35   15:38  5.04  2.34  7.38

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Temperature and snowfall

Whitehorse: latitude 60 42’ N; longitude 135 4’ W; elevation 706.2m 

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Daily Max -11C -7.7C -0.7C  6.6C  13.5C  19.1C  20.6C  18.5C  12.1C  4.2C  -6C  -8.5C
Daily Min  -19.2C -17.6C  -11.9C  -4.6C  1.0C  5.6C  8C  6.7C  2.1C  -3.2C  -12.9C -16.5C
Daily Mean -15.2C -12.7C -6.3C 1.0C  7.3C  12.3C  14.3C  12.6C  7.2C  0.5C  -9.4C -12.5C 
Avg Snow Depth 22cm 27cm   23cm  8cm 0cm  0cm  0cm  0cm 0cm  2cm 10cm 15cm

Dawson City: latitude 64 2’ N; longitude 139 7’ W; elevation 370m

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Daily Max -21.8C      -15.8C -3.8C  7.5 C  15.5C  21.8C  23.1C  19.4 C  12.1C    -0.4C  -14.3 C  -18.7C
Daily Min  -30.1C   -27.1C  -20.3C  -7.7C  0.9 C  6.2C  8.2C  5.2C  -0.5 -9.0 C  -21.9C -27.1CC
Daily Mean -26.0   -21.5C -12.1C -0.1C  8.2C  14.0C  15.7C  12.3C  5.8C  -4.7C  -18.1C  -22.9C 
Avg Snow Depth 46cm 51cm   50cm 23cm 0cm  0cm  0cm  0cm 0cm  5cm 22cm 36cm

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