Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan

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Plan Adopted!  

The Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan was adopted at the June 26, 2017 meeting of City Council. Originally presented for consideration in the fall, the decision was delayed to provide additional time for the City to review and revise the document with First Nation government representatives. The plan outlines 26 initiatives to be completed over the next 10 years – stay tuned for input opportunities as we start to work on plan implementation. The City and 3Pikas extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped in this planning process! 

Older Drafts and Additional Documents 

  • Proposed Final Plan - October 2016 
  • Draft Plan - June 2016
  • What We Heard - includes a 19 page chart detailing all input on the Draft Plan, as well as whether it was incorporated in the Proposed Final Plan. Click on 'Input' in the left-hand side menu to learn more.


Chadburn Lake Park is the largest of five regional parks in the City of Whitehorse. It is a 7,550 hectare area covering much of the east side of the Yukon River within City limits. The park offers a huge variety of recreational uses (e.g. paddling, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing) as well as environmentally sensitive areas and historically significant resources. A Park Management Plan was identified as an important tool to protect this resource, as well as guide future development. The Chadburn Lake Park management planning process has been led by 3Pikas

Public Engagement

Draft Plan Review

The City held three events in June 2016 in order to promote the release of the Draft Plan and get public input. Approximately 500 people attended our "Pop-up Park" on Front Street, booth at the Fireweed Market and BBQ at the Rotary Centennial Bridge! An online survey also received hundreds of responses.

Ideas Fair

The City held an 'Ideas Fair' in February 2016 to share information and gather input on the development of the plan. All 175 attendees were given multiple different methods to provide input, including telling a six-word story, identifying challenges and solutions, or even using the “selfie station.”

We were also very pleased to be able to give space for 7 different partners to have displays and distribute information. These included Ta’an Kwäch'än Council, Yukon Conservation Society, Contagious Mountain Bike Club and several Yukon Government departments. 


An interactive display was installed at the Canada Games Centre in December 2015. The display garnered lots of great input on what's special about Chadburn Lake Park. The input was used to help start the process of making management decisions for the park. We asked people to complete the sentence, "i heart Chadburn because..." Over a dozen full sheets were completed with a great variety of constructive comments. Visit our input page to review the comments we received.

Contact, (867) 668-8337

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