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Schwatka Lake - West Shore Launch Reconstruction

Public Service Announcement

Post Date:05/25/2017 12:00 PM

Whitehorse – The temporary closure of the public launch on the west shore of Schwatka Lake (announced last spring) will remain in effect until reconstruction of the facility is complete. Mobilization of construction on the site has begun with storage of materials and grading. Installation of the new launch will begin on June 6, with inspections to conclude by June 20. 

The launch area will be fenced off and inaccessible to the public during this time. Boaters are advised to use the public boat launch located on the east shore at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area, accessed from Chadburn Lake Road. Pilots are advised to launch by appointment from the Black Sheep Aviation lease area (call 335-0011 or email 

We thank you for your patience during this construction period. For more information, please contact the City of Whitehorse Engineering Department at 668-8305, or visit

This project is funded through Gas Tax Canada.