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Commercial Film and Photo

Iconic Yukon Wildlife in Natural Landscapes

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers a range of commercial film and photography services. Experienced staff will help plan and execute your shoot.

Explore the options and pricing below

Booking

867-456-7400
info@yukonwildlife.ca

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Personal Photography

We welcome all our guests to take photos or videos on your phone or camera for personal use. Our VIP Photography Tours are a great way for serious amateurs to get behind-the-scenes access and capture spectacular personal photos – without needing to provide liability insurance.

If you wish to sell or use your photos / video for commercial purposes, you must be permitted under the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s Commercial Film and Photography program.

Personal Drones

Use of drones at the YWP is strictly prohibited for the general public.

Flying a drone or any UAV is possible under our Commerical Film and Photography program, but has special requirements, including insurance requirements and compliance with Transport Canada legal requirements. This must be booked in advance.

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Photography Workshops

We work regularly with photographers like Kevin Pepper / Muench Workshops and Neil Zeller Photography to host professionally led workshops – from 3 hours to 3 days in length.

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Spectacular B-roll

Large natural settings are a perfect getting for b-roll of beautiful animals exhibiting natural behaviours.

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Accredited Facility

The Preserve is one of just 28 of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. That means we always put the animal’s welfare first.

 

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Experienced Staff

Staff experience hosting commercial flim/photography projects combined with extensive knowledge of our animals allows us to help you plan and execute a successful shoot.

Base Fees:

Location Fee: $300/day

  • Requires company/organisation to sign waiver of liability and terms and conditions of commercial film/photography at the YWP.
  • Requires proof of $2 million liability insurance.
  • Paid in advance
  • Non-refundable less than 24 hrs in advance

Logistical Support: $100 – $320/hr

  • Depends on project requirements for logisitical support, access, equipment needs, etc.
  • See Logisitical Support Options below for a detailed break-down.

Additional Fees:

Pre-shoot scouting / on-site consultation: $100/hr

Credit:
Productions must select option A, B or C:

  1. Final product promotes YWP (brand is visible, location is identifiable, etc)
  2. Final product includes the credit: “Filmed/Photographed at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.”
  3. $200 / shoot to lift credit requirement

Logistical Support Options

+ Option 1: No logistical support

  • General Admission rates apply. No additional hourly rate.
  • Access to public areas of YWP during open hours.
  • No vehicle access to site.
  • Must not disrupt experience for visitors (i.e. focus is on filming or  photographing animals, not filming scenes with actors / action / etc).
  • Drones are not permitted.
+ Option 2: Onsite Logistical Support

  • YWP provides staff and vehicle support. Allows for production vehicle access to site.
  • Charged from scheduled arrival to actual departure
  • Drones are not permitted.
  • Access to publicly accessible areas only – no in habitat access.
  • Additional charges (to be confirmed via quote) may be required for:
    • Larger productions
    • Productions with unusual and/or specific needs
    • Shoots starting before 9am or finishing after 5pm
Production Size Hourly Rate
  • 1-2 production vehicles
  • Staying together for duration of shoot
$100
  • 3-4 production vehicles
  • Crew members arriving and leaving at different times (i.e. location managers or PAs bringing in meals)
$185
+ Option 3: Onsite Logistical Support with filming inside animal habitats

  • YWP provides staff and vehicle support. Allows for production vehicle access to site and access inside animal habitats (subject to availability and compatibility of shoot requirements with species needs).
  • Charged from scheduled arrival to actual departure
  • Drones are permitted with documentation 24 in advance of:
  • Additional charges (to be confirmed via quote) may be required for:
    • Larger productions
    • Productions with unusual, specific needs
    • Safe access to some higher risk habitats
    • Shoots starting before 9am or finishing after 5pm
Production Size Hourly Rate
  • 1-2 film crew or up to 4 photographers in habitat
  • Single camera operator in habitat
  • Crew will stay together as a group while in habitat
  • No set/props required
$185
  • 3-4 film crew or up to 8 photographers in habitat
  • Two camera operators in habitat or crew needs to split two groups while in habitat
  • No set/props required
$240
  • 5-8 film crew or up to 12 photographers in habitat
  • More than 2 groups / production locations required in habitat simultaneously
  • Set/props required in habitat – includes lighting.
$320

Become a Sponsor

Our mission is to connect our visitors to the natural world through memorable experiences in large natural landscapes. We care for Yukon’s most vulnerable wildlife and build nature literacy through engaging programs. Join us in building communities that are wild at heart!

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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With the support of:

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