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Canada – Yukon

Yukon Film & Photography Production Services.

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in the Yukon? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in the Yukon? See below for an introduction to Yukon locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, transport, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. The Yukon landscape is largely mountainous and forested wilderness with pristine rivers and lakes. Its vast ice fields easily reproduce Antarctica. The Yukon is home to bears, caribou, moose, elk, and bison. Locations of note include the scenic Dempster Highway, Tombstone Mountains, and White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Whitehorse is the capital and largest community in the Yukon. Dawson City goes back to the days of the gold rush.

The Yukon has hosted productions including The Big Year, Angry Planet, and Mantracker.

Yukon Film Location Permits. No territory-wide permits required. Permits are required for filming in Territorial Parks, National Parks, highways, and airports. Proof of insurance is required. Filming on First Nations lands requires consultation and permission from local authorities. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? The Yukon has an Arctic climate in the north, subarctic in the central region, and a humid continental climate south of Whitehorse.

Summers are warm with areas above the Arctic Circle seeing 24 hours of sunlight. Summers have intense light conditions so camera filters may be required.

Winters are very cold and snowy with areas above the Arctic Circle experiencing 24 hours of darkness.

The Aurora Borealis is best photographed from September to March. The Yukon experiences the meteorological phenomenons Diamond Dust and Sun Dog.

The Yukon Quest is a 1,000-mile International Sled Dog Race taking place in February every year.

Crews and equipment. There is a small pool of supporting crew and equipment (grip and lighting) in Whitehorse. The main crew and equipment can be brought in from Vancouver. Canadian crews are very experienced in working in cold and challenging conditions.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in the Yukon.

Transportation. Whitehorse is the main point of entry by air. The Yukon has the best road system of all of Northern Canada. That said, driving distances are still very far. Whitehorse to Dawson City is an 8 hour drive, for instance. Travel to areas without roads can be achieved by plane, ATV, snowmobile or dog sled.

Tax Incentives. The Yukon offers qualifying films, TV shows and documentaries a cash rebate of up to 25% on local spend, plus a rebate of up to 25% of Yukon wages. Productions, including commercials, are eligible for a travel rebate of up to $15,000 for travel costs from Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver to Whitehorse.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Whitehorse, Dawson City and other areas of the Yukon.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in the Yukon, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in the Yukon, please contact us.

Down Time. Wildlife viewing. Camping. Hiking. Paddling.