Get a camping permit

Start your camping adventure in Yukon by purchasing your mandatory permit and registering your campsite.

Do I need a permit?

Yes. Everyone who stays in a Government of Yukon campground must have a permit for each accommodation unit (tent, RV, camper, trailer, automobile or other temporary moveable accommodation). If there is more than one unit at a campsite, a separate permit is needed for each unit. You need a permit for each night’s stay.

Get a camping permit

At the campground

Self-register with $12 cash or cheque per night once you arrive at any of our 42 road-accessible campgrounds. Permit registration envelopes are available near the entrance of the campground.

Pre-pay

Daily pre-paid camping permits cost $12 each. You can buy them at Department of Environment offices or from a licensed vendor. You still have to register at the campground when you arrive.

Yukon resident annual permit

Yukon residents can buy an annual camping permit online, at Department of Environment offices or from a licensed vendor. These permits cost $50. Display it on your windshield. You still have to register at the campground when you arrive.

Non-residents cannot buy or use resident annual camping permits.

Register your campsite

You must always register your campsite when you arrive. This indicates the campsite is in use and allows Parks staff to see you have a permit. You can't reserve campsites ahead of your stay or hold campsites for other campers.

Make sure the spot is unoccupied by checking dates on the previous permit if it's still on the post.

For an on-site or Yukon resident annual permit:

  1. Fill out the self-registration envelope.
  2. Tear the permit from the envelope and clip it to your campsite number post.
  3. Place your payment in the envelope and seal it, or write in your resident annual camping permit number.
  4. Place the envelope into the deposit vault at the campground entrance.

For a pre-paid permit:

  1. Fill out the pre-paid permit.
  2. Tear the post tag from the permit and clip it to your campsite number post.
  3. Place the pre-paid permit stub directly into the deposit vault.

Special rates

Yukon seniors

Daily and resident annual camping permits are free for Yukon resident seniors aged 65+. You must show ID or documentation proving residency and age, if requested. You still have to register at the campground when you arrive.

Non-profit groups

Non-profit groups can request fee waivers. Contact Yukon Parks at least two weeks before your stay for a special camping permit. Bring this permit with you when you are at the campground.

Day use

You do not need to pay fees for day use of Government of Yukon campgrounds, but please register your visit.

Winter camping

Yukon residents can camp at Government of Yukon campgrounds for free from October 1 to May 31, but campgrounds aren't serviced and some gates may be closed.

Non-residents are required to register and pay the daily fee during this time.

Contact: 

For questions about getting a campground permit email yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5648 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5648.