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.

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The Wildlife Viewing and Appreciation e-newsletter is ideal for stakeholders, operators, organisations and governments who are involved in delivering wildlife programs to the public. It contains information on upcoming training opportunities and resources, news about the wildlife viewing in the territory, and highlights partnerships and new opportunities.

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Newsletter Archive

September 2016

EnviroWILD; CAZA; Tourism Stats; Turn in Polluters; From the Ground Up

June 2016

Product Development Partnership Program; Keno Alpine Interpretive Centre; accessible campgrounds; walking tour apps

March 2016

WTAY Code of Conduct; Spotlight on Swan Haven Interpretive Centre; How to access the EMR library; What's new at Yukon Parks;   YBAM calendar of events.

December 2015

Yukon Parks and City of Whitehorse looking for feedback on new parks; Combat Nature-Deficit Disorder; Northern Planning Conference; funding deadlines

September 2015

Spotlight on the American Bald Eagle Foundation; Scientists in the Classroom etiquette; Interpretation training; Introducing Orchid Acres; Campground updates

June 2015

About Cougars; Research forest trails; Yukoner Day at YWP; Parks Day suggestions; campground information; what's happening

March 2015

Announcing the TIAY spring conference; opportunities to highlight your community; participate in #exploreyukon; submit proposals to have Yukon youth work for you.

January 2015
Introducing the newsletter, Wildlife Viewing Strategy, importance of nature to Canadians, tourism workshops, Community Development Fund

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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