Largest Whitehorse land lottery includes residential and commercial lots

Minister of Community Services John Streicker and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and of Economic Development Ranj Pillai were joined by City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis today to launch the largest ever lottery and tender of lots in Whitehorse.

The Government of Yukon is accepting lottery applications and tenders for 257 lots in Whitehorse. They include 140 single family lots, one duplex lot, 91 townhouse lots, 11 multi-family lots and eight commercial lots in Whistle Bend, as well as five country residential lots in Hidden Valley. Applications will be accepted starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020, until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

To address COVID-19 restrictions, the draws will take place via livestream on January 12, 2021, for the commercial lots, multi-family and townhouse lots and on January 13, 2021, for the single family lots and country residential lots. 

Successful winners and bidders of these lots will have time over the winter to plan for their new homes and to work with the City of Whitehorse on development permit applications to advance work on their lots for the 2021 building season.

This latest release of lots allows the Government of Yukon’s partnership with the City of Whitehorse to further the vision of the Whistle Bend subdivision as a vibrant, growing neighbourhood. We are excited to be offering the first of a number of commercial lots in the neighbourhood that will help build the town square, and to further address the need for both commercial and residential lots in Yukon.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Whitehorse is growing quickly. Releasing this variety of lots will help meet current demand and build an inventory for future development. We have worked closely with the City of Whitehorse to provide a range of lots to meet the needs of Whitehorse residents at all stages of their lives. This lottery will give buyers time to plan and organize their construction for next summer.   

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

On behalf of Council, we are very excited to see more land become available in Whitehorse’s fastest growing neighbourhood. We have seen a steady demand for lots in Whistle Bend and we are pleased to partner with the Government of Yukon to make more residential and commercial land available to builders and future residents.

City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis

Quick facts 
  • The Whistle Bend lots include:  

    • 33 single family lots , 27 townhouse lots and eight multi-family lots in Phase 4C;
    • 100 single family lots, 64 townhouse lots and two multi-family lots in Phase 5;
    • one multi-family lot in Phase 3D;
    • one duplex lot in Phase 4;
    • eight commercial lots to be sold in pairs via tender in Phase 3E; and
    • in addition to these new lots, there will be seven single family lots turned back from earlier Whistle Bend lotteries in Phase 4. 
  • Hidden Valley: five lots

  • A lottery application centre at the Sternwheeler Hotel and Conference Centre, formerly the Westmark, will be open on December 16 to 17 and January 4 to 7 for people to submit their applications with applicable fees and deposits.

  • Draw and tender-opening dates:

    • January 12, 2021: commercial lots, multi-family and townhouse lots
    • January 13, 2021: single family lots (Whistle Bend and other lots)
  • Development of lots in Whistle Bend Phases 3, 4 and 5 is now complete. Release of lots in Phase 6 is targeted for fall 2021. The release of the remaining 27 commercial lots on Keno Way is targeted for next year.

  • Lottery packages are available online at Yukon.ca or at the Government of Yukon Land Management Branch office in Room 320 on the third floor, 300 Main Street in Whitehorse.

  • Details on the web stream for the draw and tender-opening will be available on the Whistle Bend lottery page of Yukon.ca.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867- 393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Rod Jacob
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources
867-667-3005
rod.jacob@gov.yk.ca

Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services
867-332-5513
bonnie.ventonross@gov.yk.ca    

Myles Dolphin
Manager - Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse
867-689-0515
myles.dolphin@whitehorse.ca 

News release #: 
20-350