Whatever it takes
Yukoners working in tourism are going above and beyond to keep good things happening in this place we all love. See for yourself how business owners, frontline staff and everyone in between are doing whatever it takes to keep the Yukon safe and thriving.
Manuela and her husband love adventuring in the Yukon, and they love sharing that same passion with their guests. To keep the good going, they’re finding creative and inviting ways to increase privacy and spacing for their guests, and making rescheduling due to illness simple. Meanwhile, the dogs are adorably oblivious to it all … just as it should be.
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Jake Paleczny finds inspiration working with Yukon’s wild animals, and wants all Yukoners to have the opportunity to experience wildlife face to face. Plus, closing the doors and walking away is simply not an option for the Preserve – the animals need daily care to survive. To keep the good going, YWP makes the health of their staff and guests a top priority, they’ve moved admission ticketing outside, and they’ve created private van tour experiences.
Restaurant manager Chase believes having spaces to dine out and connect with friends is vital to the community. Shutting down would be hard on everyone. To keep the good going, the Thai restaurant has reduced their tables by half and doubled their staff. They offer takeout options, rely on reservation systems, and have made the switch to digital menus – all in pursuit of keeping Yukoners safe and socializing face to face.
Mount Logan EcoLodge
Now more than ever, Yukoners need places where they can unwind away from daily stresses. Roxanne and her business partner love creating a welcoming escape for guests. To keep the good going, they’ve increased the number of outdoor accommodations from three to five, and created newly spaced areas within the main lounge. Visitors can feel safe in their own bubble, while still enjoying a luxurious lodge experience.
Industry Best Practices
Tourism businesses in the Yukon are following sector-specific territorial, national and/or global COVID-19 guidelines. Learn more.