Dawson City Airport paving complete

Paving completed at Dawson City Airport

The Dawson City Airport officially re-opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after the paving of the runway was completed. Approximately 50 people were involved with the project and more than 45,000 square metres of runway was paved.

The newly paved Dawson Airport runway will enhance tourism, increase economic opportunities and improve community security in the Klondike. Our government is proud to deliver on this commitment to Yukoners as part of our efforts to modernize Yukon’s aviation industry. Thank you to all the crews involved and to the local aviation community for their cooperation and patience during the completion of this project.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • Skookum Asphalt Ltd. was awarded the $9.9 million project which included apron and taxiway construction as well as work on Front Street in Dawson City.

  • The airport’s runway was closed from Sunday, May 19, 2019, until Tuesday, May 28, 2019. During the closure no airplanes arrived or departed but helicopters continued to operate from the Dawson City Airport.

  • The Dawson City Airport runway was built in the early 1930s and is Yukon’s second busiest airport.

Contact 

Lisa Bucher
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
lisa.bucher@gov.yk.ca

Oshea Jephson
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-332-3568
oshea.jephson@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-110