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Faro is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

Originally established to service a lead-zinc mine, the town of Faro is now a much smaller population and is developing as a tourism, arts and retirement community.

Faro is also a great location for wildlife viewing, including Fannin Sheep in the fall and Sandhill Cranes in the spring. Timing is everything for seeing the sheep or cranes, but the area has numerous other species to see.

There are also plenty of nearby hiking trails, fishing spots and even a 9-hole golf course that winds through town. 

Quick facts

Population: 467

Distance to Whitehorse: 359 kilometres

Did you know? Fannin Sheep, found only in the Yukon and NWT, are celebrated each year at Faro’s Crane and Sheep Festival.