Find sailing times for Yukon ferries

The government operates the George Black Ferry in Dawson City and the Pelly Barge in Ross River. Both ferries operate from mid-May to mid-October. Exact dates are dependent on weather conditions.

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George Black Ferry at Dawson City

The ferry will reopen in mid-May.

Schedule

The ferry is continually crossing the Yukon River. It operates:

  • 24 hours a day until mid-September; and
  • 12 hours a day from mid-September to mid-October, when it shuts down for the season.

A crossing takes 6 to 7 minutes.

You may have to wait slightly longer in the morning and evening due to heavier traffic volumes.

Rates

This is a free service

How to use the George Black Ferry

  • Users line up on a first come, first serve basis. There are no reservations.
  • You can ride the ferry on foot, bicycle or in your vehicle.

Restrictions

RVs and other oversize vehicles can use the ferry. The wait time may be longer depending on the demand.

You can bring confined or leashed animals on the ferry.

Pelly Barge at Ross River

Current status - Open-sailing

Schedule

The barge is continually crossing the Pelly River. It operates 7 days a week from:

  • 8 a.m. to noon, and
  • 1 to 5 p.m.

A crossing takes 3 to 4 minutes.

Rates

This is a free service.

How to use the Pelly Barge

  • Users line up on a first come, first serve basis. There are no reservations.
  • You can ride the ferry on foot, bicycle or in your vehicle.

Restrictions

RVs and other oversize vehicles can use the ferry. The wait time may be longer depending on the demand.

You can bring confined or leashed animals on the ferry.