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.
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:
- Extend the camping season from May 1 to September 30.
- Build a new campground near Whitehorse with up to 150 campsites.
- Co-develop a collaborative management framework with Yukon First Nations.
- Develop new trails in territorial parks.
- Increase the number of accessible wilderness experiences at boat-in and hike-in campsites.
- Expand park infrastructure.
- Test a campground reservation system.
- Develop a Parks System Plan.
Yukon territorial parks
- Agay Mene Territorial Park
- Asi Keyi Territorial Park
- Coal River Springs Territorial Park
- Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park
- Kusawa Territorial Park
- Ni'iinlii Njik (Fishing Branch) Territorial Park
- Dàadzàii Vàn Territorial Park
- Tombstone Territorial Park
Habitat Protection and Special Management areas
- Ch'ihilii Chìk (Whitefish Wetlands) Habitat Protection Area
- Ddhaw Ghro Habitat Protection Area
- Devil’s Elbow and Big Island Habitat Protection Area
- Ni'iinlii Njik (Fishing Branch) Wilderness Preserve and Habitat Protection Area
- Nuna K'óhonete Yédäk Tah'é (Horseshoe Slough) Habitat Protection Area
- Łύtsäw Wetland Habitat Protection Area
- Mandanna Lake
- Pickhandle Lakes Habitat Protection Area
- Tagish River Habitat Protection Area
- Ta'tla Mun Special Management Area
- Tsâwnjuk Chu (Nordenskiold) Habitat Protection Area
- Van Tat K'atr'anahtii (Old Crow Flats) Special Management Area