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Street Eats and Beats Cultural Festival

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The Yukon Arts Centre and the City of Whitehorse have partnered to expand the City’s annual Street Eats food truck festival. The free celebration, Street Eats and Beats Cultural Festival, will highlight our culinary, arts and music industry along the Whitehorse waterfront from September 9 to 11, 2021.

All along the waterfront between the Yukon Visitor Information Centre and Shipyards Park, the public will be treated to Yukon’s diverse culture with music, storytelling, art activities. The information centre will hold a children’s festival outdoors and Shipyards Park will be the live music and food truck festival site.

Click here to learn more about the festival.

If you're a vendor interested in participating in the festival, please click here.

Overview of Economic Development

The City of Whitehorse is committed to playing an active role in creating a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous community. In May 2015, City Council adopted the Community Economic Development Strategy to guide economic development activities within Whitehorse. The strategy is implemented by the City's Economic Development Coordinator.

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Short-Term Rentals

The City undertook a public survey regarding Short-Term Rental Housing in 2019. The results of this survey can be found in our 'What We Heard' document.

At this time, the City is not proposing to pursue further regulation on short-term rental housing.  However, attainable housing is a strategic priority for Council, so the City will review housing regulations, in general, as part of the upcoming Zoning Bylaw Review process (start date to be confirmed).  Stakeholder engagement will be a major component of this process.

Business Meetings and Outreach

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur and would like to speak with us? Have an economic development related idea, project, or issue? We are always interested to learn what the City of Whitehorse can do to support your initiative. Contact the Economic Development Coordinator at or 334-1083.