• Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.
  • Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.

Film Locations

Yukon film locations

Like No Other Location On Earth.

Canada’s Yukon is known among filmmakers for its reliable snow locations, but it offers much more. You’ll find Yukon to be adaptable, diverse and full of character. Yukon has roadside snow as early as late September and there is snow on rooftops around the third week of October. Its ice fields, the largest non-polar glaciers in the world, have been providing reliable, year-round snow for the past 10,000 years.  Filming attractions include science fiction landscapes, western towns (including a still-running steam train on a narrow gauge railroad), rugged wilderness for adventure films, mountain adventures in the St. Elias Mountains (North America’s answer to the Himalayas) and more. As a bonus, Yukon enjoys near 24-hour daylight in the summer, creating a lasting magic hour where directors of photography have a hard time calling it quits at the end of the day.

There are plenty of reasons that make Yukon an attractive location for film productions, including:

  • The tallest mountains in Canada.
  • 24 hours of daylight in summer months.
  • Pristine wilderness and clear warm light.
  • Trained and experienced local crew.
  • Grip and electrics equipment available locally.
  • No film permits are required outside of national and territorial parks (some activities may require land use permits).
  • 25 per cent Yukon Spend rebates – payable eight weeks after filing of reporting.
  • No cap on Location Incentive Funds to any production.
  • Travel rebates available.
  • No provincial sales tax.
  • And we’re just over two hours north of Vancouver via daily jet service and in the same time zone as Los Angeles.

Additional information can also be found on the YFSC website.


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