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Burn permits

Between April 1 and September 30, you need a valid permit to light an open fire.

Burning permits are required for: 

  • Burning grass, debris or brush
  • Lighting an open fire for any purpose other than a campfire (more info on campfire safety)
  • Burning on all public and private lands
Contact your local issuing office to obtain a burn permit.

These permits are for outside Whitehorse city limits. If you plan to burn within the city limits, contact the City of Whitehorse.

88 Days from North American Indigenous Games

On April 19, Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and the Government of Yukon will bring together the Indigenous sport community at a #Team88 event to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 88, which recognizes the North American Indigenous Games as an important pathway to reconciliation.

Learn more.

Spring litter clean-up

Eligible non-profit organizations can now apply to help keep Yukon highways clean and give back to their communities by participating in Highways & Public Work’s Annual Spring Litter Campaign.

Apply Now
Who can apply: Yukon non-profit organizations
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Upon completion, your organization will receive a $250 voucher from the Department of Highways and Public Works.

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