Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres begin opening for summer season

Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres begin opening for summer season

Visitor Information Centres will begin reopening across the territory July 1.

As Yukon begins welcoming travellers from British Columbia, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories without a 14-day self-isolation period, Visitor Information Centres will be an important resource for attractions and amenities, as well as community health and safety guidelines. The centres will observe appropriate physical distancing, as well as all current recommended precautions around personal protective equipment and sanitization.

There are six Visitor Information Centres in the territory, located in the communities of Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Carcross, Haines Junction, Dawson City and Beaver Creek. On July 1, the centres in Whitehorse, Carcross, Dawson City and Beaver Creek will be open.

The Visitor Information Centre in Watson Lake will reopen July 5. The timing of the Haines Junction Centre is being coordinated with the potential reopening of the Da Kų Culture Centre, where the Visitor Information Centre is located.

Travellers are reminded to visit Yukon.ca or call 1-877-374-0425 at any time for the latest COVID-19 recommendations.

The reopening of our Visitor Information Centres is an important milestone and a heartening sign of progress in our path to recovery. I encourage travellers to make use of these important hubs for guidance and hospitality. Yukon welcomes you.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys

Quick facts 
  • Five of Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres typically operate May 1 to September 30. The Whitehorse location is typically open year-round.

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Yukon closed the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre on March 19, 2020. The five other locations were not opened on their regular May 1 opening date and have remained closed.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Cameron Webber
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-667-3010
cameron.webber@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-186