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Yukon Communities

There are eight municipalities in Yukon. The Municipal Act identifies the process of how a community could become a municipality. An Order In Council is the final tool to complete the process.

Local Advisory Areas are represented by Local Advisory Councils. These councils provide advice on their local area needs to the Minister of Community Services. There are five Local Advisory Areas in Yukon: Marsh Lake, Mt Lorne, Ibex Valley, Tagish and Carcross. 

There is a process set out in the Municipal Act that identifies how an area could become a Local Advisory Area.

Incorporated Municipalities

  • Watson Lake 
    Council meetings: every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
  • Teslin
    Council meetings: every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
    (If Monday is a holiday, meeting will be on the Tuesday.)
  • Whitehorse
    Standing Committee meetings: every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
    Regular Council meetings: every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
    (If Monday is a holiday, meeting will be on the Tuesday. If there are five Mondays in a month, there is no meeting on the fifth Monday.)
  • Haines Junction
    Council meetings: every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
  • Carmacks
    Council meetings: every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
  • Faro
    Council meetings: every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
  • Mayo
    Council meetings: every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dawson City
    Council meetings: every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Local Advisory Areas

  • Ibex Valley
    Meetings: every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Fire Hall
  • South Klondike
    Meetings: every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. in the Carcross Community Centre
    (meeting notice at the Carcross Post Office)
  • Marsh Lake
    Meetings: every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. in the Community Centre
  • Mount Lorne
    Meetings: every 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. in the Community Hall
  • Tagish
    Meetings: every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. in the Tagish Community Hall

For more information about Yukon Communities:

Association of Yukon Communities

Community Map Series

Local Government Directory

Yukon Community Profiles

About Yukon Communities

Travel Yukon Communities

2012 Municipal & Local Advisory Council Elections