Mayo

Population: 450

Mayo is located on the Silver Trail (Yukon Highway 11), 143 miles from Dawson City, on the bank of the Stewart River. 

Visitor Information:  Binet House Interpretive Centre/Museum, phone (867) 996-2317; Village of Mayo.

Mayo began as a river settlement known as Mayo Landing 1902–03, after gold was discovered in the area. River traffic increased with silver ore shipments from Keno Hill silver mines to Whitehorse. Today, Mayo is a service centre for mineral exploration in the area. Yukon Energy Corporation operates a hydroelectric project here.

Mayo has most traveler facilities, including food, gas and lodging. Lodging and camping at Bedrock Motel and RV Park. Groceries at the TGP store along the riverfront. Post office, liquor store and library located in the Government of Yukon Territory Administration Building (high-speed internet available in the Binet House Museum, the library and at Yukon College). Bank service available at Mayo Firehall Tuesday to Friday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are 2 churches in the area. Depending on your provider, there should be cell service available in this community.

Attractions:

  • Binet House Museum. Pick up a walking tour brochure of Mayo’s historic sites.
  • Viewing deck with interpretive signs overlooking the Stewart River.
  • Canoeists can put in at Mayo on the Stewart River for a paddle to Stewart Crossing or Dawson City.
  • The Mayo Midnight Marathon takes place in June.