Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon

Mayo

Home of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, whose primary language is Northern Tutchone, the town has a population of about 300.
The highway serving this region, and those of Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City, and the mining town of Elsa, is called the Silver Trail. Travelers will see glimpses of the Stewart River and stunning glaciated terrain. Two motels, liquor store, propane and gas, RCMP, eating facilities, post office, grocery store, swimming pool, nursing station, airport, and float plane services are available in the Village of Mayo. A collection of historic photos, interpretive information and an extensive geology display, including sections on permafrost, bedrock geology, rock deformation, glacial history, hard rock and placer mining are available for view at the historic Binet House Interpretive Centre. There is wonderful swimming, boating, and walking at nearby Five Mile Campground. Along the entire Silver Trail there are a number of roads that access secluded lakes and streams and loop canoe trips. Fly-in fishing operators, wilderness outfitters and trail guides are available for hire. The town takes its name from an itinerant circus clown from Maine, Alfred H. Mayo who came there in the late 1800’s.

 

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Binet House Museum

A restored heritage building in the community of Mayo, Binet House is home to displays on area history, early medical instruments, wildlife, geology and local permafrost studies.

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