Located at Mile 69.1 of the Silver Trail, Yukon Highway 11, Keno City is a small community in the Yukon at the end of the Silver Trail highway. The population was about 20 in 2001 and has declined since. Like most Yukon towns, its fortunes are tied to mining. Good deposits of lead and silver were first discovered there in 1919. There is a good mining museum. The town takes its name from a popular early 20th Century gambling game, Keno. The town is a refuge for artists and has excellent hunting, fishing, sightseeing, skiing, and numerous other outdoor pursuits. There is an organized midnight-sun marathon along the Silver Trail.
This museum captures the gold and silver mining history of the area dating from the early 1900s.
arts & crafts