Yukon set to open campgrounds earlier than ever before


A campsite at Yukon’s Fox Lake campground. Campgrounds will be open as of May 1 this year, the earliest ever opening in Yukon. (Paul Tukker/CBC)

Yukoners will have an early start to the camping season this year.

The territorial government says campgrounds can open as early as May 1, subject to site conditions, according to a news release Monday.

It’s the earliest campgrounds have ever opened in Yukon. The extension stems from the territory’s park strategy, which launched last year, the release says.

“It’s been a long, cold winter for Yukoners,” said Pauline Frost, minister of environment, in a statement.

“We know people are really looking forward

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