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YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


YCS is a watchdog for industrial development and researches smart solutions for our territory.

McIntyre Creek: Self-Guided Hikes and Citizen Science

In McIntyre Creek Park, we’re working to protect the area from harmful development and support Whitehorse residents in their enjoyment of the trails. With community support we created interpretive panels and self-guided hike pamphlets for the area. We also conduct citizen science such as the McIntyre Creek BioBlitz to collect vital data about the ecosystem.

We promote the responsible use of trails and greenspace throughout Whitehorse and the Yukon. Did you know that Whitehorse has over 800 km of trails for you to explore?

Stop by the office to pick up a copy of our Hikes and Bikes book ($20), a great guide to hikes in and around Whitehorse. We also carry free information pamphlets on Canyon City and self-guided hike pamphlets for McIntyre Creek. Or, download your own set by clicking on the links below.


Middle McIntyre Creek - Green Trail

The Green Trail takes about 1 hour (3.1 km). Key Features include: views of the city and McIntyre Creek; foot bridge across McIntyre Creek; mature white spruce forest.

Middle McIntyre Creek - Purple Trail

The Purple Trail takes about 1.5 hours (4km). Key Features include: Key Features: excellent views of the city, surrounding mountains and McIntyre Creek marsh; eagle watching opportunities; meadows with seasonal wildflowers.

Middle McIntyre Creek - Yellow Trail

The Yellow Trail takes about 2 hours (4.5 km). Key Features include: excellent views of McIntyre Creek wetlands, Stinky Lake, the city and surrounding mountains.

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