Get a park permit

Do I need a permit?

You need a permit for the following land and air-based activities within Yukon territorial park boundaries. 

Commercial guided recreation activities, including, but not limited to:

  • hiking;
  • horseback riding;
  • dog mushing;
  • canoeing;
  • kayaking;
  • sport fishing;
  • mountain biking;
  • skiing;
  • snowmobiling;
  • paragliding or hang gliding;
  • wildlife viewing; and
  • photography.

You also need a wilderness tourism licence to work as a wilderness tourism operator in Yukon.

All research and educational activities run by colleges, universities or non-profit organizations, including, but not limited to:

  • collecting samples;
  • creating research plots;
  • monitoring;
  • surveying; 
  • inventory;
  • field trips;
  • field courses;
  • workshops; and
  • public education events.

You also need a scientists and explorers licence to do research in Yukon.

Land use or industrial development activities, including, but not limited to:

  • land use or occupation for commercial, industrial, or residential activities; and
  • aircraft landing within park boundaries.

You also need a Dempster Highway development permit for any development or off-road vehicle use (except snowmobiles) in the Dempster Highway corridor.

Commercial film and photography shoots, including, but not limited to:

  • motion pictures;
  • documentaries;
  • advertisements; and
  • other commercial products like calendars, books, postcards, etc.

Special events, including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural or community events;
  • sporting events;
  • school trips;
  • festivals; and
  • large private events.

You also need a permit to camp in a territorial campground.

Apply for a park permit

  1. Complete the application form. Right click the link and choose "Save Target/Link As." You must download these forms and open them in Adobe Reader. If you open the forms in a web browser, some features may not function properly. 
  2. Submit your completed application.
    Email: parkpermits@gov.yk.ca
    In person: Building 1271-9029 Quartz Road, Whitehorse. We are open 8:30 a.m. to noon p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Additional permits and licences

You may also need the following permits and licences.