• Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • 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 open for business.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.


northern highway accessCommercial forestry in Yukon relies on highway transport to bring its timber to market. Yukon has a robust road network well integrated into the Alaskan and British Columbia highway systems. Yukon’s roads ensure year-round access to Alaskan ports in Haines and Skagway as well as the British Columbia lumber market, one of the largest producers of soft-wood lumber in North America. The roads required to bring lumber to local markets are well maintained and are used by other priority industries including mining and tourism.

Find out more about Yukon’s highways.

Forestry projects in Yukon may require the construction of temporary forest resource roads for access and convenience. Forest Resource roads must be consistent with approved plans under the FRA or any other land or resource plan applicable to the area.  The planning of such roads must be submitted to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) for approval.

Forest resource roads are limited in use and a permit for use must be obtained from the Client Services and Inspection Office.

See FAQ about forest resource roads.

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