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About the Department
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The Wildlife Viewing Program
Seeing wildlife is often the highlight of a trip in Yukon. Yukon enjoys many special northern species not common or not found in lower latitudes. Whether it is moose, caribou, Gyrfalcons, swans, or rare plants you wish to see, take the time and get to know where the best viewing opportunities are.
The Wildlife Viewing Program will help you find these sites, and give you tips about what else is out there that you might not have noticed.
As you plan your Yukon vacation, use Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Guide to help prepare for your trip. Find out where, when, and how to see wildlife along Yukon roads. This handy guide lists wildlife viewing sites and trails, and includes species descriptions, maps, viewing tips and other information to help you safely watch and learn about Yukon’s wildlife.
Wildlife Viewing Guide
You may download a PDF of a English, French, or German version of the Wildlife Viewing Guide below.
- Yukon's Wildlife Viewing Guide 3.4 MB
- Guide d' observation de la faune et flore du Yukon 5 MB
- Ein Führer in die Tier- und Pflanzenwelt des Yukon 3.4 MB
- For Children: Wildlife of the Yukon Colouring Sheet 0.9 MB
This guide to wildlife viewing and recreation sites along major Yukon highways includes maps and black and white photos.
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.
(1.3 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.
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (V-5A)