Department of Environment

Wildlife Viewing Strategy


Developing Yukon's Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

Viewing wildlife is a popular activity for Canadians and reflects the value
Yukoners in particular place on our natural environment. Wildlife viewing also contributes to our economy and is an important part of many visitor experiences.

This interest ensures that Yukon’s wildlife and ecosystems are recognised and valued, and in doing so, supports efforts that maintain Yukon’s  biodiversity. In addition, Chapter 16 of the Umbrella Final Agreement  requires Yukoners to consider the non-consumptive uses of our wildlife when making management decisions regarding our resources.

The Yukon government established the Wildlife Viewing Technical Committee in 2007, with members from the Department of Environment and the Department of Tourism and Culture, to update the 1990 Strategic Plan for Wildlife Viewing in the Yukon. The current plan builds on earlier efforts and reflects the short-term and long-term interests of both departments, as well as the potential for new partnerships between governments, organisations, and communities.


Yukon's Wildlife: A Strategy for Developing and Promoting Viewing Opportunities

(pdf icon1.3 MB, 7 p.)

This YG strategy outlines a vision for promoting and developing viewing opportunities in Yukon, and invites interested departments, communities, and organisations to participate.

cover page of report

One-year review of progress

November 2013-2014

(pdf icon260 KB, 12 p.)

One year after the renewed strategy was released the Wildlife Viewing Technical Committee has summarized the progress that has been made in advancing its goals and objectives.

Contact Wildlife Viewing

Phone: 867-667-8291
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):

1-800-661-0408 ext. 8291
Fax: 867-393-6263

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-5N)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6