The Government of Yukon is launching a public engagement to modernize parks regulations in the territory. Feedback is being sought from Yukoners on noise, domestic animals, liquor, smoking, on-road and off-road vehicles, aircraft use (including drones), park zoning, permitting and other regulations related to parks. Yukoners can submit their feedback through a survey by July 4, 2022.
Following the engagement with Yukoners, the Government of Yukon expects to have modernized regulations for the 2023 camping season.
The extended 2022 camping season officially starts today, April 29th. Many campgrounds across the Yukon are now serviced and accessible. Remaining campgrounds will open in the coming weeks as conditions allow. Check Yukon.ca/camping for daily updates on when campgrounds become serviced and accessible by vehicle.
As the camping season in our territory begins, it is important that we are all mindful of one another as we enjoy our beautiful parks and campgrounds. I encourage all Yukoners to submit their feedback on how we can continue to improve our regulations in parks across the Yukon and help ensure that everyone has a great experience camping in the territory.
Minister of Environment Nils Clarke
The campgrounds which are serviced and accessible as of April 29th are: Congdon Creek, Conrad, Five Mile Lake, Fox Lake, Klondike River, Kusawa Lake, Lake Laberge, Marsh Lake, Pine Lake, Takhini River, Tombstone Mountain, Watson Lake and Wolf Creek.
Extending the serviced camping season and modernising park regulations were both commitments in the Yukon Parks Strategy. The strategy was launched in 2020 and outlines a number of commitments to guide management and development of parks and campgrounds for the next 10 years.