Flying in and around national parks and historic sites in Yukon and northern British Columbia

Kluane National Park and Reserve

Helicopters, fixed-wing aeroplanes, UAVs/drones and other aircraft can have a negative impact on wildlife, visitors, and Indigenous People using the land. Please observe the following to minimize your impact while flying in and near national parks and historic sites.

Respect for others

Any conduct that unreasonably disturbs other persons or interferes with their enjoyment of Canada`s national parks and historic sites is unlawful.

Respect wildlife

In Canada it is unlawful to operate aircraft in or near national parks and national historic sites in a manner that disturbs wildlife.

Permits are required

Aircraft landings are restricted and Aircraft Access Permits are required prior to taking off or landing in national parks and national historic sites.

Recreational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, drones) in national parks and historic sites is prohibited. Special permits may be issued for research or filming activities.
Parachuting, skydiving, and BASE jumping (including the use of wing-suits) is prohibited.

Help protect these special places

Report any cases of wildlife harassment, illegal landings, suspicious aircraft, or other illegal activities to Park Wardens:

1-780-852-3100 or
1-877-852-3100 (Toll Free)

For more information or to apply for permits:

Parks Canada
Yukon Field Unit
Suite 205 – 300 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B5
1-800-661-0486 (Toll Free)
or 867-667-3910 (Direct)


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