Otter Falls Recreation Site

Recreation site (day use only)
May 9 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
Gate open year-round
Site description: 
  • Rocks below the small waterfall and below the bridge are a good fishing spots on the Aishihik River (Tthe Yänlin).
  • The Southern Tutchone name for the falls, Nadèlin, means “water flowing over.”
  • Otter Falls appeared on the 1954 Canadian five dollar bill.
  • The recreation site overlooks Canyon Lake (Ädäts'ür Män).
  • Gates are closed from 11pm - 7am daily. 
Otter Falls, Yukon


Alaska Highway
Highway kilometre: 
Secondary road: 
Aishihik Lake Road
Secondary road kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
61.082°N 136.996°W
Map download: 
Otter Falls Recreation Site Map (326.21 KB)
Site directions: 

You can reach the falls from a pull-off 100 metres south of the recreation site.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Boat launch

Hiking trails

Sandy or cobble beach within short walking distance

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history