North Yukon

The North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan applies to the North Yukon Planning Region which largely falls within the Traditional Territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. This plan was developed by the North Yukon Regional Planning Commission and was approved by the Yukon Government and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Governments in 2009.

Since 2009, those two governments have led the implementation, with some support from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. There is no longer a North Yukon Planning Commission in place.

YLUPC reviews proposed projects in the region to determine whether they are consistent with the Approved North Yukon Plan. For more information on these reviews click here.

If you are looking for spatial data, you may contact us here at the Council.

Two protected areas have been established as a result of the regional plan:

The remaining portion of the planning region falls under either Integrated Management Areas or pre-existing protected areas such as Ni’iinlii’njik Reserves & HPA and Vuntut National Park.

Upcoming planning processes for this region:

  • Plan Review: the North Yukon Regional Plan is due for a full plan review.

    In April 2024, YLUPC made a recommendation to the Vuntut Gwitchin and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Governments as well as the Government of Yukon to undertake a review of the North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan.

    If the Parties agree to proceed with the plan review, this will mark the first review of a Chapter 11 land use plan to take place in Yukon: an important phase of plan implementation that ensures plans stay relevant through times of environmental and socio-economic change.

  • Chuu Tl’it Gwa’an: This area, formerly known as the North Yukon Annex, the headwaters of the Porcupine River, is a shared use area between Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation that needs to be planned.
  • Dempster Highway Corridor: The plan recommends a sub-regional plan be developed for the Dempster Highway Corridor, which runs through this area.


From the appendix of the Resource Assessment Report: