Robert Service Way Planning Study

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Public Engagement now closed

Public engagement for the Robert Service Way Planning Study kicked off on July 27 with a booth at the Fireweed Market. The project team held "pop-up" events near the campground in late August and early September. An online survey was available to collect comments on this project.

  • The survey is now closed.  Check back soon for a 'what we heard' document.

The next step in this project is for the consultant to consolidate comments and prepare a draft report.  There will be an opportunity to review and comment on the draft report before it is finalized.  It is expected that the report will be ready for review in late October or early November.

Background Report

The Robert Service Way Planning Study Background Report is available for review: 


The City has hired a consultant (Jane of All Trades Consulting) to undertake a planning study for the Robert Service Way area of Whitehorse. The subject area for this project generally stretches from Ear and Hobo Lakes to the Whitehorse International Airport and from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon River.

The objectives of the Robert Service Way Planning Study are to:

  • Gather background information on ecology, geotechnical conditions, archeological resources, wildlife, and potential site contamination;
  • Develop a vision for the future remediation and recreational use of the Ear and Hobo Lakes area;
  • Explore development and servicing potential along the Alaska Highway and at the City snow dump; and
  • Review the existing function and future of the ball diamond and campground area.


It is expected that a draft plan will be completed in the fall, at which time it will be available for public comment. The final reports prepared by Jane of All Trades Consulting will help inform the next OCP review, expected to begin in late 2017/early 2018.

Related Documents

Reports (by order of year completed):

  1. Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan (proposed final version, 2016)
  2. Whitehorse Sustainability Plan (2015)
  3. Schwatka Lake Area Plan (2015)
  4. Regional Parks Plan (2014)
  5. “Above the Airport” Trail Network Plan (2014)
  6. Zoning Bylaw (2012)
  7. Official Community Plan (2010)
  8. Trail Plan (2007)
  9. Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2007)
  10. Detailed Salmon Habitat Management Plan (2004)
  11. Water and Sewer Study (2003)
  12. Significant Wildlife Area Report (2000)
  13. Yukon River Corridor Plan (1999)
  14. Soil, Terrain, and Wetland Study (1997)
  15. South Access Area Development Scheme (1997) - only available in hardcopy
  16. South Access Development Plan (1991) - only available in hardcopy


Kinden Kosick, Planner,, (867) 668-8348