Learn about the Yukon resource gateway project

The Yukon Resource Gateway Project is a jointly-funded program providing benefits and opportunities from resource road upgrade projects to:

  • Yukoners;
  • First Nations;
  • communities; and
  • industry.

Under the funding, projects will:

  • provide necessary upgrades to existing road infrastructure;
  • improve the safety and reliability of the road system; and
  • provide more reliable access into areas of high mineral potential.

Under the program, we have committed to have project agreements with affected First Nations. This sets a high standard for partnership and collaboration.

Each project will go through Yukon’s assessment and regulatory process. This includes opportunities for public input and consultation with affected First Nations.

Read the original application for funding.

Read the May 3, 2019, amendment to the application.

Contribution amounts

The total project proposal is valued at $468,845,000. Financial contributions are provided by the:

  • Government of Canada – up to $248,179,000;
  • Government of Yukon – up to $112,004,000; and
  • mining industry – up to $108,662,000.

Completed project agreements with Yukon First Nations

Improvements to the North Canol Road and the Robert Campbell Highway

In March 2020, the Government of Yukon and the Ross River Dena Council reached an agreement in principle for:

  • bridge replacement and safety improvements on the North Canol Road; and
  • construction and resurfacing of kilometre 354.9 to kilometre 414.4 of the Robert Campbell Highway.

Upgrades to the Nahanni Range Road

In January 2020, the Government of Yukon and the Liard First Nation reached an agreement for the 1st phase of upgrades to the Nahanni Range Road.

Phase 1 upgrades include:

  • 2 bridge replacements;
  • 1 bridge rehabilitation; and
  • improvements to lines of sight and road geometry.

Carmacks bypass

In March 2019, the Government of Yukon and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation reached an agreement for the proposed Carmacks bypass. The bypass project will construct a bypass road for mining traffic to access the Freegold Road without having to drive through the town of Carmacks. The project includes construction of the Nordenskiold River bridge.

Contact: 

If you have questions about this initiative or would like to get in touch with us, email strategicalliances@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-456-3896.