The new Yukon Parks Strategy will bring some long awaited, positive developments to the Yukon’s system of Parks over the next decade.
The plan includes plenty of exciting developments for the Yukon Parks campground network that we know you're going to love. Stay tuned for more information from Yukon Parks in March.
While some plans are yet to be finalized, we can tell you that a new campground with up to 150 sites will be built near Whitehorse, dramatically increasing capacity near the city. In addition, park infrastructure will be expanded and extra campsites will be added at some existing campgrounds.
New trails will also be developed and opportunities for accessible wilderness experiences at boat-in and hike-in campsites will be increased.
In order to support continued quality service in Yukon parks and campgrounds, there will be new payment options and modest increases to campsite fees starting in 2022. The new fees will be:
- $20 per night if paid by cash onsite
- A new online payment option will allow campers to pre-pay for camping at a reduced cost of $18 per night
- There will be no fees for firewood, day-use, parking, vehicle access, boat launch use or interpretive programs
- Camping at backcountry campgrounds like Grizzly, Divide and Talus lakes in Tombstone Territorial Park will cost $20 per tent pad per night plus $10 per reservation
The Yukon government maintains 42 campgrounds with more than 1,000 campsites, 12 recreation sites and six larger wilderness parks like Tombstone.
If you would like to read the full strategy, it is available for download here.
Press release available here.