Dreaming of a Yukon wilderness adventure this summer? It’s possible thanks to the Alternative Self-Isolation Plan (ASIP) program. Our local experts can help you access our world-class backcountry by organizing trips that will keep both you and our communities safe.
For those who prefer to hike vast mountain ranges, paddle down remote wilderness rivers, or simply connect to nature, there’s a wilder way to isolate. Our members can help plan your trip of a lifetime with tours specially designed and approved to make your Yukon dreams a reality. Today.
The ASIP (Alternative Self-Isolation Plan) program is a framework for Yukon’s wilderness tourism companies to safely conduct business during COVID-19. The program has been approved by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), and was developed by experts in the wilderness tourism sector from across Yukon and Canada, as well as an Occupational Medicine Consultant.
As of May 25 2021, Canadians who can prove they’ve been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved vaccine* do not have to self-isolate upon entering the Yukon. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. However, if you book an ASIP tour through an approved operator, you can complete your 14-day self-isolation while on your tour in the backcountry, instead of completing it in Whitehorse prior to departing on your tour.
*One is only considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving one’s last dose.
ASIP-approved operators must first develop detailed Operational Plans. They must then submit their plans to Yukon’s COVID Response Unit for review and approval by the CMOH prior to hosting guests.
All wilderness operators approved through the ASIP program design their tours specifically to avoid interaction with individuals or communities outside of your tour group for the duration of your visit. Additionally:
Each Operational Plan is specific to the operator and their tours.
All ASIP-approved companies on the Yukon Wild website will have a special ASIP stamp that indicates they are permitted to operate. You can also contact the tour operator directly for more information.
Currently, all Canadian residents can book a trip through an ASIP-approved operator.
Before your trip, you will receive:
If your trip is shorter than 14-days, you must leave the Yukon under the same precautions exercised upon your arrival. More details will be provided by the operator you have booked with.
On most trips, guests will stay in individual tents or cabin rooms. Families, couples or people in a “bubble” may share tents or cabins, however all solo guests will have their own tent or room.
If shared accommodations are required for those who are not “bubbled” together, beds/sleeping bags will be arranged so that they are at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart and head-to-toe where possible.
You must follow all current public health guidelines during your trip. This includes wearing a mask in all public indoor settings, or outside when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Please contact the operator you wish to book with directly for information on their refund/cancellation policy.
Read about current COVID-19 restrictions in the Yukon.
For additional details about a specific tour, please contact the operator you have or are looking to book with.