Highways and Public Works

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Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport - Parking

Pay Parking increases are now in effect.


Starting December 1, 2014, parking rates will increase.
Several years ago, the Yukon government began making changes at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport to support the growing Yukon economy and our growing population. Besides expanding the Air Terminal Building and improving the parking lot, a modest parking rate was introduced, with the intention of dissuading people from storing their vehicles at the airport or parking for many months at a time, both of which reduce the number of stalls available for other airport users.

As a part of our continuous process to improve the management of the parking lot and to further dissuade excessive long term parking, parking rates will increase to $5.00 per day and long term parking will be limited to 30 days.

A few things to remember when driving to the airport:

  • The first 60 minutes anywhere in the parking lot is free!
  • The area right in front of the airport building is a fire lane so traffic here needs to be moving. If you are parked or waiting in this area you will be ticketed.
  • The Day Use area in the parking lot is a perfect spot to wait for travelling passengers who have not yet exited the Airport Terminal Building and did we mention the first hour of parking is free?!

List of Improvements

  • additional barrier-free parking stalls
  • barrier-free access ramp between the terminal building and the parking lot
  • greater paved parking area 
  • safe and formal passenger drop-off and pick-up location for tour buses and shuttle vans 
  • safer procedure for taxi passenger drop off and pick up

Park at Your Own Risk.  Lot is Unsupervised

Please follow all posted signs and park on indicated areas. Vehicles parked illegally, or on "no parking" identified areas will be ticketed.  

Contact - Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport 

 Phone: (867) 667-8440
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 8440
Fax: (867) 667-8446
Email: yxy@gov.yk.ca

Department of Highways and Public Works
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (W-16)
Whitehorse, Y.T. Y1A 2C6