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Canada's Parks Day in Yukon

Picking berries at Fort Selkirk Historic Site, Yukon (YG photo)

Fort Selkirk Historic Site (YG photo)

Canada’s Parks Day is an opportunity for Canadians to participate in fun, educational and family-oriented events at parks and historic sites across the country. Parks Day falls on the third Saturday of July every year.

You can help celebrate Yukon parks and historic sites - join in on Parks Day events happening throughout the territory or create your own adventure at one of our many national, territorial or municipal parks, historic sites, heritage rivers, campgrounds and other special places.

Parks Day Events for 2015

Thursday, July 16

Parks Day information booth and prizes!

Shipyards Park, Whitehorse

3 p.m to 8 p.m. - Drop by the Fireweed Market to learn about Yukon parks and conservation and win great prizes! Hosted by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon Chapter (CPAWS-Yukon).

Saturday, July 18

Family Fun Day at Kathleen Lake

Kluane National Park & Reserve
4 p.m. - Fun & games

6 p.m. - Hotdog roast

8 p.m. - Campfire talk

9 p.m. - Sing-a-long

All ages are welcome. The is free. For more information, contact Parks Canada at 867-634-7250.

Boat trip to Fort Selkirk Historic Site (FULL)

This trip is fully booked. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy a free boat ride and a self-guided tour of Fort Selkirk Historic Site. Watch a performance by the Selkirk Spirit Dancers and a showcase of new works by musicians. The public is asked to pre-register for this event by calling 667-5386. Hosted by the Selkirk First Nation and the Yukon government Historic Sites Branch.

Free guided interpretive hikes to Canyon City

Chadburn Lake Park, Whitehorse
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. - Free guided interpretive hikes. Meet at the Robert Lowe suspension bridge at Miles Canyon. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, plants, animals and so much more! Registration is not necessary and the tour will proceed rain or shine so hikers are asked to dress appropriately. For more information, contact the Yukon Conservation Society at 867-668-5678.

Guided Hike, BBQ and Music Coffeehouse

Tombstone Territorial Park

10 a.m - Free guided hike up Surfbird Mountain. Bring sturdy shoes, water, a snack and clothes for all weather. Meet at the campground cookshack.

6 p.m. - Potluck at the centre. Bring a tasty treat to share.

7 p.m. - Music Coffeehouse. Bring your instruments. Tombstone Interpretive Centre, km 71.5, Dempster Highway. For more information, contact Yukon Parks at tombstonecentre@gmail.com.


Create your own park adventure

Get out to a park, campground or historic site of your choice on July 18th and enjoy the many benefits of engaging with nature and culture.


How did you celebrate Parks Day?

facebook symbol Share your Parks Day photos on the Yukon Parks Facebook page

Want to host a Parks Day event?

Contact Yukon Parks for ideas and to include your event here. You can also post event details to the nation-wide calendar at GOTparks.ca.

Additional Resources

Yukon Parks

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-4)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5648
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-393-6223

Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/getoutyukon