Executive Council Office

Intergovernmental Relations

International and circumpolar relations

Intergovernmental Relations works with Canada, the two other territories and circumpolar countries to represent Yukon in activities involving circumpolar groups, such as the Arctic Council.

Intergovernmental Relations supports Yukon government's relations with the United States, the European Union and other countries to strengthen relationships with key partners, whether next door or around the world.

Yukon shares cultures, history, geography and climate with Alaska. Yukon residents routinely cross the border to conduct business, to visit family and friends, to shop for good and services, and for recreation. The Yukon and Alaskan governments work in partnership wherever possible to develop our economies, protect the environment and to provide efficient public services.

We have signed a number of accords and agreements to promote and enhance our relationship other governments and organizations outside of Canada.


2016 royal visit to Yukon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Yukon on September 27 and 28, 2016. The Whitehorse itinerary included events at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, MacBride Museum of Yukon History, a community festival in Whitehorse and a day of celebrations in Carcross.

How much did the Royal visit to Yukon cost?

View the breakdown of costs for the Royal visit Logo-PDF 306 KB

The cost of hosting the Duke and Duchess in Yukon was shared by the Government of Canada, the RCMP and the Government of Yukon with the majority of spending going to Yukon businesses, organizations and groups.