Robert Service Way Planning Study

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Have Your Say! Public Engagement, July 27 to Sept. 10

Public engagement for the Robert Service Way Planning Study kicked off on July 27 with a booth at the Fireweed Market. Over the next few weeks, the project team will be at various "pop-up" locations throughout the study area (location details TBA). Look for us to discuss the future of this area, or participate by filling out the Online Survey available until September 10 through the links below. A shorter, core survey is available for quick input, while the longer in-depth survey is for those with a more detailed interest in the area. The quick survey is contained within the longer survey, so there is no need to do both.

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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 City is hoping to have the final report completed for Council adoption in October. 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