Looking across Shallow Bay to forested hills in fall colours.
Photo: Florian Lemphers

Màn Tl’àt (Shallow Bay) area development regulations

The Government of Yukon and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council are working with local community members to develop area development regulations for the Màn Tl’àt area.

Màn Tl’àt is the traditional Southern Tutchone name for what is now called Shallow Bay.



What’s happening now?

Consultation on draft zoning concepts

The Shallow Bay Zoning Committee conducted consultation on its draft zoning concepts and gathered feedback from:

  • Shallow Bay residents;
  • Ta'an Kwäch'än citizens; and
  • other interested parties.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwächän Council also provided input on the draft zoning concepts. The deadline to provide feedback ended April 30, 2021.

Surveys and all feedback that the committee received is being considered and will be compiled into a What We Heard report. The report will be available on this website August 5, 2021.

Draft zoning concepts

The zoning committee released draft zoning concepts to Shallow Bay area residents and Ta'an Kwäch'än citizens in December 2020. 

Download the proposed zoning for the Shallow Bay area.

Public meeting held January 21, 2021

The zoning committee hosted a virtual public meeting on Thursday, January 21.



Looking across Shallow Bay to forested hills in fall colours.

The development area

The proposed development area is approximately 16.7 square kilometres and is located north of Whitehorse. The area is west of the south end of Lake Laberge.
Download a map of the area and proposed zoning


What are area development regulations?

Development area regulations divide a community into zones that permit different land uses. This is also called zoning.

Zoning is used to:

  • provide for orderly development;
  • separate areas of incompatible land use;
  • ensure public safety; and
  • promote the neighbourly use of private land.

Learn more about the basics of a zoning regulation.



Who’s on the zoning committee?

Government of Yukon appointees:

  • Don Allen
  • Pat Hogan
  • Nellie Dale

Ta'an Kwäch'än Council appointees:

  • Ruth Massie
  • Betsy Jackson (alternate)


Contact the planners

Rebecca Irish
Government of Yukon
Land and resource planner
Phone: 867-456-6717
Email: rebecca.irish@yukon.ca

Natalie Leclerc
Ta’an Kwäch’än Council
Land use planning coordinator
Phone: 867-668-3613 extension 604
Email: nleclerc@taan.ca

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