Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Heritage Resources

Heritage Resources

What we do

Manage and preserve archaeology sites and collections, research the historic and prehistoric past, and participate in environmental assessments and land use planning to manage and protect Yukon's archaeological resources.

Manage and preserve fossil sites and collections, research Yukon's Beringian past and participate in fossil export permitting under the federal Cultural Export and Import Act.

Maintain and update geographical names database and administer a program for naming Yukon geographical features.

License scientific research pursuant to the Scientists and Explorers Act and permit archaeological research pursuant to Archaeological Sites Regulations under the Historic Resources Act.

This includes:

Contact Heritage Resources Unit

Cultural Services Branch
Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
Fax: 1-867-667-6456

Office Location
100, Hanson Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Jeff Hunston
Manager, Heritage Resources Unit
Phone: 1-867-667-5363

Garry Njootli
Yukon Toponymist
Phone: 1-867-667-3099


Archaeology & Palaeontology
Office Location
133A Industrial Road,
Whitehorse, Yukon
Fax: 1-867-667-5377

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2A)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Dr. Ruth Gotthardt
Yukon Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-667-5983

Greg Hare
Senior Projects Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-667-3771

Christian Thomas
Development Assessment Archaeologist
Phone: 1-867-456-6102

Dr. Grant Zazula
Yukon Palaeontologist
Phone: 1-867-667-8089

Elizabeth Hall
Assistant Palaeontologist
Phone: 1-867-667-8880