Conservation Area Legislation

hiker in Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Tombstone Territorial Park / YG photo / Fritz Mueller

In Yukon, land may be protected under any one of several pieces of legislation including those listed below. Federal acts may also protect an area of lands and water.


Yukon Parks and Land Certainty Act

Territorial Park Environment Yukon, Parks Branch

Yukon Environment Act

Applies to all Yukon lands, except on settlement lands where a First Nation has developed an equivalent law. Environment Yukon, Environmental Programs

Wildlife Act

Habitat Protection Area Environment Yukon, Fish & Wildlife Planning

Inuvialuit Final Agreement & First Nation Land Claim Agreements

Various, as per agreement Environment Yukon, Claims Implementation & Aboriginal Affairs

Canada Wildlife Act

National Wildlife Area Environment Canada

Canada National Parks Act

National Park Parks Canada


Legislation determines whether the land becomes a park, preserve, or other type of protected area. More specific regulations are then developed for each act.


Contact Yukon Parks

Phone: 867-667-5648
Park Officers: 867-456-3974
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-393-6223
Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/getoutyukon Address: Box 2703 (V-4) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6