Get a park permit

If you simply want to camp in our road-accessible campgrounds, you do not need a park permit. You only need a camping permit.

Apply for a park permit

Complete applications will be processed in thirty (30) business days. If proposed activities occur during the operational season, May 1 to September 30, we recommend submitting your application early.

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit your completed application.
    In person: Yukon Parks Branch offices in DawsonInuvik or Whitehorse.
    Fax: 867-393-6223
    Government of Yukon
    Parks Branch (V-4)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Do I need a park permit?

You need a park 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 the 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 the 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.

Additional permits and licences

You may also need the following permits and licences.


For more information about park permits, email or phone: 867-667-5648 or toll-free in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5648.