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Faro, Yukon Territory


Population (June 2012): 367

Located 356 kilometres northeast of Whitehorse, the Town of Faro was established in 1969 to serve the Cyprus Anvil Mine, whoe lead-zinc property was 22 km north of the townsite. The population of Faro peaked at about 2,100 in 1982. After a series of shutdowns and changes in ownership, the mine closed permanently in 1998, but mine clean-up and reclamation still employs 30-40 Faro residents during the summer.

Tourism is now an important component of the economy. The community is accessed via the Campbell Highway from Watson Lake, or the North Klondike and Campbell Highways from Whitehorse.


Faro, Yukon Territory postmark

Faro Community Profile
A detailed profile of the people, economy and lifestyle by the Yukon Government.

Faro Vacation Rentals
Located downtown, with 3 bedrooms and full facilities.

Town of Faro
Information for residents and visitors - history, a community profile, business directory, a very nice photo gallery and much more.

Faro History
A short history by Wikipedia.

Van Gorder Falls Trail
An interpretive trail guide to this 3-km return trail describing plant, bird, and insect life, as well as the impact of fire and geology.

Wildlife Viewing at Faro
Faro offers prime bird viewing, and the region boasts some of Yukon's highest numbers of moose, Fannin sheep and wolves.


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