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What's Happening

Culinary Tourism Workshop 

Where:   Alpine Bakery Meeting Room 
When: Sunday August 3rd from 2:30 pm – 4:30pm
Who should attend: Businesses offering food experiences to visitors (adventure operators, B&B's, lodges, inns, caterers, restaurateurs, etc)
What will it be about: 

  • Sourcing ingredients
  • Storytelling
  • How to take ordinary to the extraordinary
  • Writing menus
  • How important is local
  • Bush dining, gourmet kayaking
  • Appeal to the locals 
Edible Canada is a multifaceted culinary tourism company focused on promoting local food and highlighting Canadian cuisine. EC offers a vibrant restaurant, gourmet artisan retail shop, local tours, events and getaways.

Eric Patemen, Executive Chef and President will share his insights into what it takes to develop and deliver culinary tourism experiences that surpass your guest’s expectations while not over extending your time and budget.

Hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Yukon and Tourism Yukon in conjunction with the Yukon Culinary Festival

This is a free workshop. Registration  is encouraged although not mandatory. Register here.

 Changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Recent changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program will affect some of the occupations within the Tourism industry. To find out more about the changes that may affect your ability to access employees in future, please click here.

Please also note that the federal reforms will not impact the operation of the Yukon Nominee Program, however the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker one year pilot project:

• Will expire on July 31, 2014 and will not be renewed

• Until July 31, 2014 employers can continue to submit applications to the YTFWP

• The federal reforms will not impact existing work permits issued under the YTFWP


Tourism is a vital component to the sustainability of Yukon’s economy. It remains the territory’s second-largest industry, contributes over 100 million to Yukon’s GDP and generates jobs for approximately 25% of the territory’s employed residents.

At Tourism Yukon, we support the development of our industry in the following ways:

Industry Services

The Industry Services unit offers tourism Product Development advice and counselling, along with visitor Research data and information regarding Resource and Land Planning. Industry Services is also responsible for managing the Product Development Partnership Program and the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund. Want to make your business ideas into a reality? Come and talk to us!


The Marketing team takes your market and export ready tourism products and shouts them out to the world! We work with tour operators, suppliers, travel agents, travel media and meeting professionals to attract international visitors to your unique business and our beautiful backyard.

Visitor Services

Visitor Services play an important role in promoting your experiences to tourists once they are in Yukon.  At our six Visitor Information Centres (VICs) we provide high quality information that encourages visitors to stay longer, spend more money, revisit a region, or experience more of the amazing surprises that our territory has to offer.

Contact Tourism Branch

Deborah Greenlaw
Administrative Assistant
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Phone: 1-867-667-3053
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408,  local 3053
Fax: 1-867-667-3546

Office Location
100, Hanson St
Whitehorse, Yukon

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