Whitehorse South Trail Plan
The City needs your input to complete planning for the Whitehorse South Trail Network as one of the Action items from the Whitehorse Trail Plan. The final deliverable will be a Trail Plan map that identifies existing trails and their suggested designation as well as any proposed new builds.
Building on past community engagement, we are hosting a drop-in style community charrette to answer questions and gather feedback on the Whitehorse South Trail Plan.
Come by to speak with staff and consultants, and mark up a draft map at the Frank Slim Building (Shipyards Park) on September 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you can’t make it, and have questions you’d like answered, please send an email with the subject line “2021 Whitehorse South” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitehorse South includes: McLean Lake, Canyon Crescent, Whitehorse Copper, Mount Sima, MacRea, Fox Haven, Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge, Spruce Hill, Mary Lake, Cowley Creek.
City of Whitehorse Trail Plan 2020
The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan 2020 was adopted by City Council in December 2020. The Trail Plan identifies priorities to direct the City in future trails-related initiatives, policies and actions over the next 10 years.
- Trail Plan 2020 (full report)
- Trail Plan 2020 (Appendices)
- What We Heard summary report (August 2020)
- Trail Plan Background Report
There is an estimated 150 km of trails of city-wide significance and at least 700 km of local and neighbourhood trails used by Whitehorse residents. The trail network is designed to link neighbourhoods, provide access to the surrounding hinterland and facilitate public movement about the community. An integrated trail system provides a range of recreation and transportation benefits.
Skip directly to our maps page here!
- Leave no trace: Pack out what you pack in.
- Share the paths and trails: Bikes yield to pedestrians. Downhill yields to uphill.
- Mind your pets: Pick up dog waste and keep your four-legged friends under control.
- Be prepared: Tell someone where you are going when you head out on the trails.
- Be a good trail steward: Pass politely and say "Hi!"
Reminders for Trail Users
When using City trails, please remember that:
- No person shall drive an automobile on a City trail unless it was developed, designated and approved for such a purpose;
- No person shall make ruts or displace vegetation from its place of growth;
- ATV operations on City trails and open spaces are restricted from November 1 to March 31 of every year;
- Snowmobile operators, please check out our rider requirements and stay safe this season!
“Whitehorse will have a diverse, sustainable and accessible trail network valued as a primary community asset. A well-connected, high quality network of trails will contribute to a livable, attractive, sustainable and resilient northern community.”
-Trail Plan Vision Statement