Yukon Palaeontology program

The Yukon Palaeontology program manages and curates the territory's fossil collections and conducts research on Yukon’s ancient life and environments. The program assists scientific research and is involved in outreach and educational programs.

​Mining in fossil-rich areas

​Learn about best practices for mining in Yukon's fossil-rich areas.

​Report a fossil find

Information on how to report a fossil find or turn in fossils you have collected in the Yukon wilderness.​

​Fossil export process

​Learn about exporting fossils for scientific or commercial purposes. Contact the Expert Examiner under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act

Research and outreach

Information on how to access Yukon's fossil collection for research or community outreach.

​Yukon palaeontology publications

Read official Government of Yukon palaeontology publications as well as scientific papers resulting from research on the Yukon fossil collection.

Contact information

Name: 
Administrative Assistant
Unit: 
Heritage Resources
Branch: 
Cultural Services
Office location: 
133A Industrial Road
Whitehorse, YT
Department: 
Tourism and Culture
Phone: 
867-667-8589
Toll-free: 
867-667-0408 x8589
Fax: 
867-393-6456
Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2A)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6