Whistle Bend Land Lottery
All public land sales in Whistle Bend are done through the Government of Yukon Lands Branch. To get the latest information on upcoming land lotteries or over the counter sales, visit their YG Land Sales webpage.
Additional Whistle Bend Information
Whistle Bend is envisioned as a complete neighbourhood with transit service, a town square, retail shops, three schools, parks, greenspaces, and kilometres of paved and unpaved trails. The design builds on a Charrette Concept (2006) and Master Plan (2008) developed through public consultation, and incorporates smart growth, new urbanism, and sustainable design principles.
Whistle Bend was first identified for residential development in the 1994 Official Community Plan; however, the Planning Process to make this development a reality began in 2006. City Council voted to officially approve the name "Whistle Bend" at the regular Council meeting on June 23, 2008. The name Whistle Bend was developed through the 2006 charrette process and refers to the historical nature of the area. During the gold rush, steamships navigating the Yukon River used to blow their whistles at this point to alert other ships of their presence.
The Whistle Bend Master Plan concept is based on the Charrette Concept and all public consultation to date and was approved by City Council on February 23rd, 2009. The Master Plan serves as a basis for the next level of planning - Phasing, Subdivision Design, and Zoning.
Currently Zoned and Approved Areas
Previous planning broke out Whistle Bend into 7 phases of development. The lots in Phases 1-2 have been disposed as well as parts of Phases 3 and 4. The remaining parts of Phases 3 and 4, as well as Phases 5-7 are in various stages of detailed engineering and construction. Government of Yukon is responsible for detailed engineering, construction and lot disposal whereas the City of Whitehorse is responsible for land use planning. A variety of land parcels are available for sale through Yukon Government.
Current Planning Work
In 2018, the City hired WSP, in association with Associated Engineering, Tetra Tech and John Glynn-Morris, to undertake planning and preliminary engineering work for new residential areas in the Whistle Bend.
The concepts for the future areas and the town square can be downloaded through the links below:
- Town Square
- Future Area A
- Future Area B: Consultation with the Ta’an Kwäch'än Council is on-going regarding potential future development in this area.
- Future Area C
- Overall WB layout
See our What We Heard document (PDF) and the Planning & Preliminary Engineering Design Report for Whistle Bend Future Areas & Town Square prepared by WSP.