Parks and campgrounds ready to open on June 4

Territorial parks and campgrounds will open for the 2020 season on June 4 at 9 a.m.

Facilities including outhouses, boat launches, playgrounds and picnic shelters will be open. Yukoners are encouraged to be as self-contained as possible and to take the following precautions:

  • Pre-purchase your camping permit online or at a vendor.
  • Pack everything you need before leaving town to limit stops in the communities.
  • Only buy supplies in the community if stores are welcoming business.
  • Bring extra water, soap, hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
  • Only camp with members of your “combined household bubble,” maximum one bubble per site.
  • Clean your picnic table and other common use areas before and after use.
  • Use your RV’s toilet, if you have one.
  • Follow all park and campground rules and the 6 steps to staying safe.

All orders and recommendations issued by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health apply in territorial parks and campgrounds. Non-residents who are required by law to travel through Yukon within 24 hours cannot stay or stop in government-run campgrounds. Those required to self-isolate may not do so in territorial parks or campgrounds.

Existing rules for campground reservations remain in place. Camping permits for Yukon residents are now available online or from vendors.

We look forward to welcoming Yukoners into places where they can enjoy the outdoors and spend quality time with family. Take extra time to pack everything you need before leaving town to limit stops in the communities and be extra diligent to follow the six steps to staying safe while camping. Camping will be different this year and we ask you to help us keep campgrounds safe and open.  

Minister of Environment Pauline Frost

Quick facts 
  • Practise the 6 steps to staying safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

    1. Physical distancing – keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from everyone who's not a member of your household.
    2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    3. Stay home if you're feeling sick.
    4. Don't gather in groups of more than 10 people and remember to keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
    5. Limit travel to rural communities.
    6. Self-isolate if you've just returned to the territory, or if you've been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Non-residents who are required by law to travel through Yukon within 24 hours cannot stay or stop in government-run campgrounds.

  • Residents of the British Columbia communities of Atlin, Fire Side, Pleasant Camp, Fraser and Jade City are not required to self-isolate and are welcome to use territorial parks and campgrounds.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Scott Cameron
Communications, Environment
867-667-8299
Scott.Cameron@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-153