Scientists and explorers licence

All persons entering the Yukon for the purposes of research or exploration must obtain a Scientists and Explorers Licence.

The Scientists and Explorers Act (2002) covers both social and natural sciences and applies to scientific research to be undertaken anywhere in the territory.

Please refer to the Guidebook on Scientific Research in the Yukon for information on the application process and licence requirements.

The Arctic Institute of North America maintains a listing of all permitted research projects in the Yukon in the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database. When using the database search for Geographic Code "G0811 - Yukon".

Contact information

Name: 
Jeff Hunston
Job title: 
Directeur
Unit: 
Lieux d’intérêt historique
Branch: 
Services culturels
Office location: 
100 rue Hanson
Whitehorse, YT
Phone: 
867-667-5363
Toll-free: 
800-661-0408 x5363
Fax: 
867-393-6456
Mailing address: 
C.P. 2703 (L-1)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6