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Enjoy Our Events On New Year's Eve

Public Service Announcement

Post Date:12/21/2016

Whitehorse – Join us Saturday, December 31 to ring in the New Year and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Free family swim, skate and field activities will take place from 3 pm - 6 pm at the Canada Games Centre.

The party will move to Shipyards Park for the Canada 150 New Year’s Eve Countdown from 6 pm onwards. Juno award winning artist Classified will be headlining the evening and the event will showcase the following supporting acts: The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, Soir de Semaine, Speed Control, Usagi Forest, boSo, The Midnight Sons Band, Soda Pony, Major Funk and the Employment.

There will be fireworks at 9 pm and midnight. Please note all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Long Lake Road and Wickstrom Road will be stopped from 8:45 pm to 9:15 pm and closed again from 11:45 pm to 12:15 am. Only local traffic will be allowed passage, except when the fireworks are being set off.

Please remember these tips to ensure a happy and safe evening for all to enjoy:  

  • Parking will be limited. Transit is offering a special free shuttle from 5 pm to 1 am between the Canada Games Centre, Takhini Arena and Shipyards Park.
  • Pets are often startled by fireworks. Please take extra precautions to keep your animals safe and secure on New Year’s Eve.
  • Leave fireworks to the professionals. Please be reminded the use of fireworks is strictly prohibited within city limits at any time of year, pursuant to the Firearms Bylaw.

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Visit for Transit shuttle and schedule information.

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