The historic sites of Rampart House and LaPierre House lie within the Traditional Territory of the Vuntut Gwitch’in First Nation. They are two of the earliest trading posts in what would become the Yukon Territory where two cultures interacted. The two sites were places where Gwitchin families interacted with fur traders, explorers, missionaries and government officials who brought many changes to the Gwitchin culture.

In accordance with Chapter 13, Schedule B of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement, Rampart House and LaPierre House Historic Sites are co-owned and co-managed by the Vuntut Gwitchin and Yukon governments. The first Rampart House and LaPierre House Management Plan was completed in 1999. 

Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin governments approved and signed the 2023 Updated Management Plan and continue conserve the two historic sites as outlined in the management plan.

See the Government of Yukon News Release #23-310 for August 1, 2023 ‘Signing ceremony held for Gindèhchik / Rampart House and Zheh Gwatsàl / LaPierre House historic sites’

Stay tuned to this page for updates and information as conservation efforts continue.