Resources

WTAY knows that operating, managing, and/or working for a wilderness tourism business can sometimes be difficult--so we want to help!

Below is a list of resources that we think are relevant for ensuring a safe, respectful, and exciting wilderness experience for you and your clients.  Clicking on an item will bring you to a new page with additional information.

If you know of a resource that might benefit your fellow industry members, please feel free to contact the office and we will add it to the list.

Important Information for Operators

* Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act
* Commercial Liability Insurance
* Emergency Contact List (updated May 2012)
* Backcountry Permits
* Yukon Environmental & Socio-economic Assessment Board

Important Information for WTAY Members Considering Cross Border Operations

WTAY has developed a comprehensive package of information that outlines requirements for Yukon based wilderness tourism companies that are planning to operate outside of the Territory. This information is specific to B.C., Northwest Territories, Canada's National Parks and Alaska. Please contact the WTAY office at 668-3369 or info@wtay.com if you would like to receive this document. This information is only available to current WTAY members.

Business Funding Sources for WTAY Members 

WTAY has developed an extensive document that outlines a variety of funding sources available to WTAY members. These funds are largely government programs and provide monies for marketing & advertising, student employment, university co-op & mentorship programs, employee and owner training, business development, First Nations projects and more. Details include a brief outline of the fund, who manages it, web links and contact details.

Any member wishing to further develop their business, expand their capabilities, that requires employee training, who wants to access the skills and education of university students or wishes to develop a First Nations project will find this document useful.

The document is only available to specific WTAY members (Full members and Affiliate members) and can be obtained by requesting it from the office.

Information About Yukon's First Nations

* Yukon First Nations Tourism Association
* Cultural Centre Links/FN Government Links
* An Introduction to First Nations Heritage Along Yukon River

Funding Opportunities

* Yukon Tourism Training Fund
* Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund
* Business Training Fund
* Student Training and Employment Program
* Yukon Summer Career Placement Program
* Business Incentive Program

Market Research

* Yukon Wilderness Tourism Status Report (2008)
* Peel Watershed Tourism & Recreation Report (2008)
* Wilderness Tourism Best Management Practices for Heritage Resources (2009)
* Canadian Tourism Commission Reports

Environmental Links

* Yukon Road Conditions
* Yukon Forest Fire Updates
* Yukon Water Levels
* Yukon Avalanche Updates
* Aurora Forecast
* Yukon Weather Forecast
* Yukon Wildlife and Biodiversity
* How You Can Stay Safe in Bear Country

Industry Partners

* Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
* Yukon Avalanche Association
* Klondike Visitors Association
* Yukon Convention Bureau
* Yukon Outfitters Association