Find sailing times for Yukon ferries

The Government of Yukon operates 2 ferries in the territory. Both ferries are free.

Find information on the:


George Black ferry in Dawson

This ferry connects the North Klondike Highway and the Top of the World Highway across the Yukon River.

Status

The ferry is currently open for the season.

The ferry runs from mid-May to mid-October, depending on weather conditions.

Schedule

The ferry runs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Ferry service stops for maintenance on Thursdays from 5 am to 7 am.

How to use the ferry

  • Users line up on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. There are no reservations.
  • You can ride the ferry on foot, bicycle or in your vehicle.
  • A crossing takes 6 to 7 minutes.
  • You may have to wait slightly longer in the morning and evening due to heavier traffic volumes.

Restrictions

RVs and other oversized 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

This ferry connects the Canol Road across the Pelly River.

Status

The Pelly Barge ferry in Ross River is open.

The ferry runs from June to mid-October, depending on weather conditions.

Road conditions

There's flooding at kilometre 60 of the North Canol Road. You can still access the road, but it may be difficult to navigate.

The North Canol Road is closed past to the Caribou Creek bridge (kilometre 320). Crews need to do repairs on the bridge, as it is damaged and unsafe to cross.

We'll update this page when the bridge is repaired and the road is open past kilometre 320.

Schedule

The ferry runs 7 days a week from:

  • 8 am to 12 pm; and
  • 1 pm to 5 pm.

How to use the ferry

  • Users line up on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. There are no reservations.
  • You can ride the ferry on foot, bicycle or in your vehicle.
  • A crossing takes 3 to 4 minutes.

Restrictions

RVs and other oversized 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.


You can find the most up-to-date information on both ferries using 511 Yukon.