Population: 341

Faro is located on the Campbell Highway in east-central Yukon Territory, 263 miles northwest of Watson Lake and 330 miles southeast of Dawson City. 

Visitor Information: Visit the Town of Faro website or stop by the Campbell Regional Interpretive Centre in town.

Faro, named after a card game, is a former mining town. The Anvil lead-silver and zinc mine, one of the largest open-pit mines in the world, operated off and on from 1969 until 1998.

Visitor services include lodging at local bed and breakfasts and dining at the town restaurant. Other services include a grocery/hardware store, liquor store, churches, post office and recreation centre. Camping at John Connelly municipal campground and RV park.


  • Campbell Regional Interpretive Centre has information on the geology and wildlife of the area.
  • Wildlife viewing cabin and photographer’s blind.
  • Public boat ramp and canoe rentals for exploring the Pelly River or Fisheye Lake.
  • Excellent fly-in fishing.
  • Unique, “urban,” 9-hole golf course that plays through the town’s “green spaces.”
  • Faro Arboretum has viewing decks, interpretive panels and walking trails showcasing native plants and animals.
  • The Dena Cho Trail follows the original First Nations route between Ross River and Faro.
  • Faro hosts the annual Crane & Sheep Viewing Festival in May and the Fireweed Festival in August.


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