Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
August 14, 2014

Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is ensuring all of its visitor information centres and key campgrounds will be open for the fall and spring shoulder season effective immediately, the ministers of Tourism and Culture and of Environment announced today.

“This is terrific news for Yukoners hoping to squeeze in another visit or two with their friends and families at some of our beautiful campgrounds,” Minister of Environment Currie Dixon said. “We’re hopeful that residents and tourists alike will take advantage of this extension of services.”

Starting this fall, full services will now be available until September 30 at 10 government campgrounds:

     • Congdon Creek
     • Fox Lake
     • Lake Laberge
     • Marsh Lake
     • Pine Lake
     • Snafu Lake
     • Squanga Lake
     • Tarfu Lake
     • Twin Lakes
     • Wolf Creek

Although gates at most of the remaining 31 campgrounds will remain open until October, they will not be offering full services after September 8.

“Aligning visitor services with transportation schedules and industry operations demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting Yukon’s tourism industry,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “We are hopeful that keeping these campgrounds and information centres open longer will encourage tourists to extend their visits, and that it will translate to more income for local businesses as well.”

The visitor information centres in Beaver Creek, Carcross, Dawson City, Haines Junction, Watson Lake and Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport will now be open from May 1 to September 30. The centre in Whitehorse is open year-round.

Learn more:

Yukon campgrounds 
Yukon visitor information centres

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Heather LeDuc
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-667-5318
heather.leduc@gov.yk.ca

Nancy Campbell
Communications, Environment
867-456-6794
nancy.campbell@gov.yk.ca


News Release #14-184