Keno City

Population: 20

Keno is located at the end of the Silver Trail/Yukon Highway 11, 69 miles from its junction with the Klondike Highway. Keno is 180 miles from Dawson City. 

Visitor Information: Stop by the Keno Mining Museum.

Originally called Sheep Hill by the early miners, Keno City was renamed Keno—a gambling game—after the Keno mining claim that was staked by Louis Bouvette in July 1919. High-grade silver-lead veins were first discovered in the Keno Hill area in 1906. The first mill was constructed in 1925. Today, Keno City is home to an eclectic mix of old-timers, miners, and artists.

Visitor services in Keno City include lodging in cabins and the Keno City Hotel, dining at the hotel and snack shop. Washers, dryers and showers are available for public use at the recreation hall. Camping at Keno Campground, in town next to Lightning Creek.


  • Unique and informative displays at the Keno Mining Museum capture the area’s rich gold and silver mining history.
  • A network of hiking and biking trails lead to historic mine sites, scenic valleys and alpine meadows.
  • Fishing and canoeing on area lakes.
  • Walk or drive the Keno Hill Road to the signpost monument. Panoramic views of the valley and mountain ranges.