City Council adopted the Heritage Bylaw to encourage the protection and preservation of heritage resources within the municipal boundary of Whitehorse. The Bylaw outlines evaluation criteria for heritage resources to receive designation as Municipal Historic Sites. Consideration is based on architectural history, cultural history, context, integrity, and age. There are 17 Municipal Historic Sites designated in Whitehorse.
Municipal Historic Sites are listed on the City’s Heritage Registry. The registry also identifies other buildings and resources of significant historic value that have not received official designation.
If you are interested in having a building or property listed on the Heritage Registry, or designated as a Municipal Historic Site, contact Planning & Sustainability Services.
The Government of Yukon (YG) Department of Tourism and Culture has a designation process for sites of Territorial historic significance, some of which are located within Whitehorse. For information, visit the Yukon government’s historic sites webpage.