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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; and
  • Book a pre-event meeting with a Parks coordinator to discuss event logistics.

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; and
  • Book a pre-event meeting with a Parks coordinator to discuss event logistics.

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.

All private bookings are required to:

  • Sign a Parks Rental Agreement; and
  • Pay the non-profit fee (liability insurance is not required).

City staff will inform organizers whether or not a pre-event meeting to discuss event logistics is required.

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

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

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

Exceptions made for special public events.

Fireplace Room

The Fireplace Room is open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unfortunately, the Fireplace Room is not a bookable space for private events at this time. Exceptions can be 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 is currently closed for construction. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new and improved facilities!

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.