Commercial film and photography application guidelines

Klondike National Historic Sites

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The Parks Canada Yukon Field Unit sites span some of the most spectacular and ecologically and culturally significant areas in the region, offering unparalleled film and photographic opportunities. In order to protect the sites’ resources and visitor experiences, and ensure the rights of land claim beneficiaries are not affected, commercial filming and photographic activities have special considerations.

Applications must be submitted well in advance, and will be assessed against the following:

When reviewing the application, Parks Canada may also consult with Indigenous partners in whose traditional territory the filming and/or photography is proposed. If approved, a Film/Photography permit will be issued.

Parks Canada reserves the right to refuse any application that is not in the best interest of the Agency or revoke permission without notice if terms and conditions of the permit are violated.

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Fees

Production crew size Application fee Location fee (per day)
1 to 6 $153.50 $511.25
7 to 15 $383.50 $1,022.75
16 to 30 $767.00 $1,533.75
31 to 99 $2,556.25 $2,045.25

Parks Canada reserves the right to charge the non-refundable application fee upon receiving an application for a film licence. Fees must be received prior to filming / photography activities. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is included in all fees.

Depending on the scope, location and crew size, monitoring fees in excess of the fees above may be charged. Fees may also be reduced for proposals that help Parks Canada meet its mandate and provide direct benefits to the sites.

How to apply

1. Call to discuss your project and determine if you require a permit.

2. Submit a document that addresses the 15 items below, to:

Kathy Burden
Partnering and Engagement Officer
Parks Canada, Yukon Field Unit
(867) 333-9458
filmyukon@pc.gc.ca

Your application must include

  1. Applicant Information: production company name, type of business (e.g., commercial, government, non-profit, student), address, website address and social media addresses.
  2. Contact Information: name, telephone and email of producer (or company contact), AND name, telephone and email of designated representative on site.
  3. Project name, description and intended use of images / footage.
  4. Intended audiences and estimated viewers (circulation / reach).
  5. Publishing deadline / air date.
  6. A list of other Canadian national parks / historic sites where you have worked or propose to work.
  7. How the production supports Parks Canada’s mandate, if applicable.
  8. Production size including talent, crew, drivers and guides.
  9. Proposed filming locations and brief description of scenes.
  10. Details on any request to interview Parks Canada staff, specialists or interpreters.
  11. Provide a script / storyboard, if applicable.
  12. Proposed filming dates and times.
  13. Type of equipment including vehicles, sets, props and craft services.
  14. If requesting use of aircraft, details on where you wish to land, aircraft type and name of fixed wing / helicopter company.
  15. If requesting use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, make, model, serial number and name and email of operator.

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