Yukon territorial parks and other conservation areas

The Yukon has 8 territorial parks and 12 habitat protection or special management areas. Some of these areas are established and some are in the process of being designated protected areas.

Canada-Yukon Nature Agreement 

Currently, 19.1 per cent of the Yukon is protected under the Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database

The agreement invests $20.6 million to protect and conserve new areas of the Yukon and enhance efforts to protect species at risk. 

The Canada-Yukon Nature agreement will help with: 

  • identifying and reporting new protected areas to achieve 25 per cent of the landscape conserved by 2025; 
  • supporting Indigenous leadership in conservation; 
  • creating a pathway to protect 30 per cent of the landscape by 2030;
  • advancing efforts to protect species at risk together with Yukon First Nations, transboundary First Nations and the Inuvialuit; and 
  • increasing knowledge collection and data sharing between the governments of Canada, the Yukon and Yukon First Nations, transboundary First Nations and the Inuvialuit. 

Learn more about the Canada-Yukon Nature Agreement

Yukon Parks Strategy

The Yukon Parks Strategy sets the long-term direction for the Yukon’s territorial parks system from 2020 to 2030. It will help ensure healthy land, healthy people and a healthy economy.

Major actions include:

  • extending the camping season from May 1 to September 30;
  • building a new campground near Whitehorse with up to 150 campsites;
  • co-developing a collaborative management framework with Yukon First Nations;
  • developing new trails in territorial parks;
  • increasing the number of accessible wilderness experiences at boat-in and hike-in campsites;
  • expanding park infrastructure;
  • testing a campground reservation system; and
  • developing a Parks System Plan.

Read the Yukon Parks Strategy.

Yukon territorial parks

Habitat Protection and Special Management areas

Other conservation areas in the Yukon

National parks

National wildlife areas

Canadian heritage rivers

Historic sites