Camping fees set to increase in 2022

Tombstone Territorial Park

As part of the implementation of the Yukon Parks Strategy, camping fees for Yukon campgrounds are going up in 2022 for the first time in 20 years. The new fees will contribute to the maintenance and sustainability of the Yukon’s world-class system of parks and campgrounds so that users can continue to have access to quality, affordable camping experiences now and in the future.

Camping fees will continue to include firewood. Starting in 2022, campers will be able to pay online for a daily campground permit, using the same website they currently use to buy annual campground permits and fishing licences. Yukoners and visitors will also continue to enjoy no fees for day use, parking, vehicle access, boat launch use and interpretive programming.

Our territorial parks are beloved by Yukoners and visitors alike. Park fees in the Yukon have not been updated since 2002 and, even with these new fees, the Yukon will continue to have the lowest camping fees in the country. These new fees will  help support the expansion of our park network in the future, build a financially sustainable park system and properly maintain parks for Yukoners now and for generations to come.

Minister of Environment Nils Clarke

Quick facts 
  • Updating park fees was included in one of the 10 strategic actions outlined in the Yukon Parks Strategy.

  • Currently, camping fees only recover about 10 per cent of the costs of services provided at Yukon campgrounds. The new fees will lead to a 20 per cent recovery of costs.

  • The 2022 serviced camping season will run from April 29 to October 2. There will be no fee for unserved camping during the off-season.

  • In 2021 the Yukon camping season was extended to open May 1, marking the earliest Yukon campgrounds had ever opened.

  • The 2022 fees include:

    Product

    Type

    Fee ($)

    Regular

    Yukon resident senior, aged 65 and over

    Campground permit

    Daily (cash paid on-site)

    20

    10

    Daily (pre-paid voucher)

    18

    9

    Daily (online) – new product

    18

    9

    Yukon resident annual

    100

    50

    Park permit application fee (includes but is not limited to commercial filming, special events, research, commercially guided recreation)

    40

    Reservation fee for Tombstone backcountry campgrounds

    10

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Erin Loxam
Communications, Environment
867-334-8390
erin.loxam@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-493