Located in the heart of the Yukon, Mayo is a community of roughly 200 people. It is the gateway to backcountry adventures and wilderness excursions, enabling visitors to get in touch with their inner explorer. Try your luck at big-game hunting or fly-in fishing, take a backcountry hike, or travel one of the region’s rivers in a canoe or kayak. On land or on water, Mayo is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.

Mayo’s rich history will appeal to history buffs, too. While the Village of Mayo was officially incorporated in 1984, the community originally formed as a settlement in 1903 as a mining hub. Silver, zinc, and lead ores were mined in the Mayo area and shipped to Whitehorse via river steamboats during the summer seasons. In 1955, an all-weather road to Whitehorse was completed, linking the two communities–and providing year-round access for Mayo residents, who were previously isolated during the winter months.

Take a step back in time to Mayo’s mining heyday at the Keno City Mining Museum, where visitors get a fascinating glimpse at life in a remote mining community in the early 1900s. Binet House Interpretive Centre is another local museum filled with interesting artifacts and souvenirs for sale. For a fresh air break, stroll the Prince of Wales trail or explore one of the numerous local parks.

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Departure Date: 17 Oct 2021

Mayo at at Glance

514 (2018)

-17 °C

Wind NW at 16 km/h, 71% Humidity

Time Zone:
Pacific Daylight Time
1.06 km²
Fast Facts:
A 1919 silver boom made Mayo a prosperous mining community for years.

Until 1955, the community was only accessible via boat during the warmer months of the year. In 1955, an all-weather road to Whitehorse was completed, and residents enjoyed year-round access to the closest city.

The Prince of Wales Trail–a section of the Trans-Canada Trail–was officially opened by Prince Charles in 2001.

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Celebrate the winter season at Mayo’s annual Winter Carnival, join in the fun at the Irene Hutton Memorial Bonspiel, or get spooky during the village’s Halloween party.

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