Rules and safety at campgrounds and recreation sites

Territorial parks and campgrounds open June 4

The opening of territorial parks and campgrounds was postponed until June to protect the public, staff and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See parks and campgrounds COVID-19 updates for more information on what this means for using territorial parks, campgrounds and recreation sites during the closure and after the opening.

When parks and campground open

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment please follow these rules.

Usage

  • Campsites are first come, first served. You cannot reserve sites for campers who are not present.
  • Register each stay on site. Review rates, permits and how to register.
  • Camp, park and drive only in designated areas.
  • You can only stay 14 nights in one campground in any 30-day period.
  • You cannot leave your campsite unoccupied for more than 24 hours.
  • Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Limit use of generators and other noise at all times.
  • There are no dump stations for RV liquid waste at our campgrounds. Dump your waste at these locations.
  • You cannot camp overnight at day-use and recreation sites.

Wildlife

  • Never feed or disturb wild animals.
  • Wildlife attractants must be stored inside a hard-sided vehicle, trailer, or locker at night and when you’re away during the day. Do not bring food or other attractants into a tent. Attractants include:
    • Coolers, food, beverages, toiletries, pet food, garbage, recyclables and anything that may attract wildlife.
  • Unattended wildlife attractants may be removed by parks staff and secured if they are not stored correctly. An enforcement action may follow.
  • Put garbage and recycling in bear-proof bins or pack it out with you.
  • Review the fishing rules for the body of water where you will fish. There may be special regulations.
  • Practice bear safety and leave no trace ethics.

Motorized vehicles and aircraft

  • Stay on roads and established trails.
  • To operate an ATV, you must follow Yukon's ATV rules. These include having your registration, insurance, licence and a helmet.
  • To use an aircraft or drone, you must get a park permit and follow Transport Canada rules.

Campfires

  • Use firewood responsibly. Take only what you need.
  • Use existing fire pits, keep campfires small and thoroughly extinguish unattended fires.
  • You cannot remove firewood from a campground.

Pets

  • Keep pets leashed.
  • Pick up your pet’s waste and dispose of it in the bins provided.

Firearms

  • Leave firearms packed away.
  • You cannot discharge a firearm in or near a campground or recreation site.

Emergencies and suspicious activities

  • Report suspicious activities or disturbances to park officers at 867-456-3974, or the RCMP at 867-667-5555.
  • For medical emergencies, call 911, or the RCMP at 867-667-5555.
  • Report wildfires to 1-888-789-FIRE (3473).
  • Report wildlife, fishing and environmental violations to the TIPP line, 1-800-661-0525.
Contact: 

For more information, email yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5648 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5648.