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

Mount Lorne

Sitting on the doorstep to the Yukon capital City of Whitehorse, Mount Lorne community is situated along the South Klondike Highway and Annie Lake Road, next to the Southern Lakes. Located just south of Whitehorse, Mount Lorne is an unincorporated hamlet in Canada's Yukon. With a population of about 400, the hamlet comprises rural residential areas along the South Klondike Highway, the Annie Lake Road and connecting side roads. Most of the population is non-aboriginal.

At km 3 on Annie Lake Road is the Yukon's first golf course, originally built by U.S. Army personnel during the Second World War. Winter fun includes over 12 km of track-set ski trails. It is also home of the Carbon Hill Sled Dog Race, now in its 14th year.

Mushers can compete in the 30 mile, six to eight dog sled race which winds through the spectacular scenery of the Watson River Valley. The biannual Wildwood Music Festival is a celebration of local art and music.

Ancient remains of very early human settlements have been unearthed and date back over 8000 years. There is an excellent RV Park and quaint riverside and forested log cabins with views of snow-capped mountains. Its population of about 400 are spread out over and area of about 245 square kilometers, but visitors can head to the Community Centre. While visiting the area, learn soapstone carving, jewelry making, Thai cooking or time your visit for the Wildwood Music and Arts Festival.

 

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