Featured Parks

Regional Parks Information

Map 6 of the City’s 2010 Official Community Plan (OCP) identifies five park areas that are recognized for their significant ecological, recreational, and/or cultural values. These areas are known as the Regional Parks of Whitehorse, and consist of:

  • Chadburn Lake Park (7,550 ha)
  • McIntyre Creek Park (3,620 ha)
  • Paddy’s Pond / Ice Lake Park (190 ha)
  • McLean Lake Park (195 ha)
  • Wolf Creek Park (1,100 ha)

Together, these parks cover roughly 30% of the municipality. In 2014, City Council adopted the Regional Parks Plan to set a 10-year vision and planning framework for the park system. The Plan identifies four overarching goals for the parks, which are to:

  • Promote environmental health
  • Promote outdoor recreation for human health and wellness
  • Support community stewardship, education, and partnerships
  • Improve accountability, planning, and management

The Plan recommends that a park-specific management plans be developed for each of the five parks. The first management plan is currently being developed for Chadburn Lake Park over the winter and spring of 2016. More information is available on the Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan webpage.

Parks Rental Information

All business bookings are required to:

  • Sign a Parks Rental Agreement;
  • Pay the profit fee;
  • Provide a current copy of 3 million liability insurance naming the City of Whitehorse additionally insured.

All public bookings are required to:

  • Sign a Parks Rental Agreement;
  • Pay the non-profit fee; and
  • Provide a current copy of 3 million liability insurance naming the City of Whitehorse additionally insured.

All private bookings are required to:

  • Sign a Parks Rental Agreement; and
  • Pay the non-profit fee.

public event is an event where an organization’s main objective is to invite the general public to participate. It is well planned, widely advertised and booked far in advance to confirm dates and times. Great examples of this type of activity are Canada Day, Fireweed Market, and the Yukon River Quest.

private event is an event that is organized by an individual for the purpose of a small gathering without being advertised to the general public. Great examples of this type of activity are birthday parties, staff BBQ’s, and school field trips.

Large open space for year-round activities. The entire park or the following areas within the park, gazebo firepit, riverfront firepit and covered stage can be booked during public hours of operation.

Booking hours for private events are limited to the following hours of operation:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday through Sunday.

Exceptions made for special public events.

Fireplace Room

Public hours of operation are 9 a.m. tp 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

Please note: the Fireplace Room is not a bookable space for private events; however, exceptions are made for special public events after 4 p.m.

Gazebo and Riverfront Firepits and Covered Stage

  • Bookable during public hours of operation.
  • A parks attendant will start and extinguish the fire; firewood is included. Bring your own roasting sticks.
  • Picnic tables, partial wind barrier and extension cords are included.
  • The gazebo can be booked for picnics where personal barbeques are welcome. The rental does not require the use of the firepit.

Shipyards Park rental fees

Full day:
Non-profit $446.08       Profit 892.14

Half day (6 hours or less):
Non-profit $223.27       Profit $446.08

Fireplace Room (hourly):
Non-profit $37.87         Profit $75.75

Gazebo and Riverfront Firepits (hourly):
Non-profit $37.87         Profit $75.75

Covered Stage (hourly):
Non-profit $37.87         Profit $75.75

All fees include 5% GST

Large open space for spontaneous use and informal gatherings.

  • Available for public use at all times on a first come first serve basis.
  • Personal barbeques are welcome.
  • Please clean up area after your event.

There is no staff on site to offer support and no “exclusive use” areas for groups to reserve. This means other park visitors are able to use the park at the same time as your event.

Rotary Peace Park rental fees

Full day:
Non-profit $328.61        Profit $657.28

Half day (6 hours or less):
Non-profit $164.33        Profit $328.61

Hourly:
Non-profit $37.71         Profit $75.43

All fees include 5% GST

The Robert Service Campground Day Use Area will not be open for 2022 due to construction. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new and improved facilities in 2023!

Park Memorial Program

The Park Memorial Program provides opportunities for applicants to donate a site furnishing or tree to beautify public spaces in memory of or dedication to an individual, significant historical event or occasion.