GIS Data Overview

About our data
Data Quality
All Yukon Government Data

About our Data

The Yukon Department of Environment maintains three broad categories of data:

Due to wide ranging analytic and cartographic requirements, we maintain digital topographic data internally at three scales:

Administrative boundaries have been compiled at 1:1,000,000  and 1:250,000 scales. Many administrative boundaries are defined by natural features which occur in the base data files (e.g. streams, roads). These boundaries were compiled by cloning the appropriate features to ensure a perfect correlation between administrative boundaries and the features defining them. Coverage names are prefixed with a "q" for 1:250,000 scale (quarter million) and an "m" for 1:1,000,000 scale (million). All spatial data on this site are in the Standard Yukon Albers Projection. They are comprised only of value-added information (e.g. Administrative Boundaries). You will have to contact the original author/copyright holders for access to the base data.

Data Quality

Every effort has been made to ensure the quality of the spatial data available from this site. Some errors, however, may have been missed. If you discover any problems please contact the Geomatics Developer/Administrator.

Yukon Government Data

The primary access points for all Yukon government spatial data (not just Environment) are:


For interactive map exploration in a web browser and combining with layers and prebuilt tools for various related tasks, including clipping and export.

ArcGIS Open Data Portal

Data browsing, inspection, and download. Option of alternate output formats including shapefile, spreadsheet and KML.

Bulk Download

Browsing not needed, clients know what they want, just go straight the files.