Camping in Canada’s True North, The Yukon Territory
From remote and rugged to close in and civilized, The choices are as grand as the North itself. If you are looking for a full featured RV lot or a campground within walking distance of the city lights you can find it here. We will continue to update this website every week to keep all of the information as current and relivant as possible.
Camping Recipes: that you may not have heard of.
Yukon Government Campground Article. http://www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/parks/content/webbro.pdf
Government Campground Map http://www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/parks/content/campbro_map.pdf
Campground Permits and Information
Parks Branch, Department of Environment
Telephone: (867) 667-5648 or 1-800-661-0408 FREE
(toll free within the Yukon)
Fax: (867) 393-6223
Internet: Campground Permits http://environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/parks/campgrounds.shtml
Location: Yukon Government compound,
Marwell Industrial Area, Whitehorse
Mailing address: Box 2703,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Yukon visitors can buy campground permits at visitor reception centres, Department of Environment offices and retail outlets throughout the Yukon, or from Territorial Agents in communities.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, we hope you’ll enjoy our cozy campsites and spectacular mountain scenery.
Our network of 11 adventure highways will take you through some of the world’s most outstanding wilderness areas. Campgrounds are spread out so wherever you travel there’ll always be one nearby.
Our roadside campgrounds offer picnic tables, campfire pits, firewood and at least one picnic shelter. But you’ll have to make do with out-houses, and hand pumped cold water. If you prefer other conveniences, we suggest you try one of the Yukon’s privately-operated RV parks or campgrounds listed in the Yukon Vacation Guide.
Government campgrounds DO NOT have RV dump stations. You can get a list of dump stations at Visitor Reception Centres.\
PRE-PAID DAILY CAMPGROUND PERMITS
You can purchase daily campground permits in advance at Visitor Reception Centres, highway lodges, gas stations, retail stores, in liquor stores in communities outside Whitehorse, and at all Environment Yukon offices. Once you arrive at the campground, fill out the permit, deposit the stub into the vault and hang the receipt stub from your rearview mirror.
SELF-REGISTRATION AT ALL GOVERNMENT CAMPGROUNDS
We’ve responded to overwhelming requests and have re-instituted self-registration for overnight stays at all our campgrounds. Everyone – residents and visitors must register.
Here is how you can self-register in all Yukon government campgrounds.
1. Occupy a vacant campsite. Note the campsite number and your vehicle license plate number. Go immediately to the fee station to register.
2. Complete the self-registration envelope with the required information.
3. Place the fee in the envelope, remove the receipt stub, seal the envelope, and place it in the deposit vault.
4. Fill out the receipt stub and hang it from your rearview mirror, facing the window.
5. Stays of more than one night will require you to repeat this procedure each day of your stay.
6. Non-resident annual permits are not available at this time.
Yukon residents have two options for paying for overnight stays. The first is to pay the $12.00 per night fee and follow the above procedures. The second is to purchase the annual $50.00 camping permit.
Residents, by showing their Yukon Health Care card, can purchase their annual permit at Visitor Reception Centres, Yukon government liquor stores in communities outside Whitehorse and at all Environment Yukon offices. Whitehorse residents can buy their permit at the Environment Yukon office at 10 Burns Road and also at the cash desk in the main Yukon government administration building on Second Avenue.
Annual camping permits are free for Yukon residents age 65 and older.
Annual permit holders are required to register in the same manner (minus the fee) so that visitation and traffic volume information can be obtained.
Please follow these rules to ensure you and your camping neighbours have a safe and comfortable experience.
All campers must register.
Please camp, park and drive in designated areas only.
Limit your stay in one campground to 14 nights in a 30-day period.
Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
All pets must be kept on a leash.
Leave your firearms packed away. It is unlawful to discharge a firearm in or near a campground.
Use commercial dump stations for RV liquid waste.
Don’t feed the wildlife. That’s how bears become dangerous.
Put all your garbage in the bear-proof garbage containers.