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An Explorer's Guide to Faro, Yukon



Population (March 2023): 467

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

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

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.

An Explorer's Guide to the Robert Campbell Highway (Yukon Hwy 4)
A large mile-by-mile photo gallery, and other information about the highway that runs between Watson Lake and Carmacks.

Faro Trails
This brochure describes the many trails in town and in the area.

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.

Faro History
A short history by Wikipedia.

Anvil Spending $6 Million For New Faro Townsite
Two articles from The Whitehorse Star of July 8, 1968, describe the town being built by Anvil Mining Corporation for their lead-zinc mine near Ross River, Yukon.

Faro Stories at The ExploreNorth Blog
A wide variety of blog posts that are about, or mention, Faro.





Clicking on the aerial view of Faro below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Faro, Yukon