trapperTrapper education

Trapper training is an important requirement for licensed trappers and concession holders. Members of group trap-lines must also meet this requirement to maintain their group membership.


Environment Yukon offers several 4 ½ day Basic Trapper Training workshops between October and March. This workshop meets the training requirement for obtaining a Yukon Trapping or Assistant Trapper License. The minimum age to participate is 16 years, or 12 years if accompanied by an adult.

The workshops cover:

Each participant will receive a Yukon Trappers Manual. The workshop fee is $315. Some participants may qualify for funding through First Nations or other government programs.

Workshop Schedule

Registration for the Whitehorse and Dawson workshops will begin on November 10, 2016

Community Dates and Times Location
Watson Lake
Nov. 17, 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Nov. 18 - 21, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

2 Mile Hall


Feb. 9, 2017, 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Feb. 10 - Feb. 13, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Transportation Museum

Dawson City

Mar. 2, 2017, 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Mar. 3 - Mar. 6, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM



 How to Register

How to Receive Notifications about Future Courses

Who should take training


Contact the Trapper Education Coordinator

Phone: 867-393-6273
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT  & Nunavut):

1-800-661-0408 ext. 6273

Fax: 867-393-6206

Email: ryan.sealy@gov.yk.ca

Address: Box 2703 (V-18), Whitehorse,

Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6

Contact the Yukon Trappers Association

Email: yukonfur@yknet.ca
Phone: 867-667-7091