Get a park permit

You need a permit for the following activities within Yukon territorial park boundaries. You also need a permit to camp in a territorial campground.

Commercial recreation

You need a permit for:

  • commercial guided recreation activities, including, but not limited to:
    • hiking;
    • horseback riding;
    • dog mushing;
    • canoeing;
    • kayaking;
    • sport fishing;
    • mountain biking;
    • skiing;
    • snowmobiling;
    • wildlife viewing; and
    • photography.
  • Aircraft landings within park boundaries; and
  • sporting events, festivals and large private events.

Apply for a commercial recreation activities park permit

  1. Complete the application form. 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. Right click the links and choose "Save Target/Link As."
  2. Submit your completed application.
    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.
    Email: parkpermits@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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

Research and educational activities

You need a permit for:

All research and monitoring activities, including:

  • collecting samples;
  • creating research plots;
  • monitoring;
  • surveying; and
  • inventory.

Educational activities and events run by schools, colleges, universities or non-profit organizations, including:

  • field trips;
  • field courses;
  • workshops; and
  • public education events.

Apply for a research and educational activities park permit

  1. Complete the application form. 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. Right click the links and choose "Save Target/Link As."
  2. Submit your completed application.
    In person: Building 1271-9029 Quartz Road, Whitehorse. We are open 8:30 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: parkpermits@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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

Land use or industrial development

You need a permit for all other commercial, industrial or existing residential development.

Apply for a land use or industrial development park permit

  1. Complete the application form. 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. Right click the links and choose "Save Target/Link As."
  2. Submit your completed application.
    In person: Building 1271-9029 Quartz Road, Whitehorse. We are open 8:30 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: parkpermits@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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

Commercial filming and photography

You need a permit for all commercial film productions or photography shoots, including:

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

Apply for a commercial filming and photography park permit

  1. Complete the application form. 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. Right click the links and choose "Save Target/Link As."
  2. Submit your completed application.
    In person: Building 1271-9029 Quartz Road, Whitehorse. We are open 8:30 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: parkpermits@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6