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?

The Government of Yukon and Ta’an Kwächän Council are collaborating to determine how to proceed with planning and zoning in the Shallow Bay area after the 2021 summer floods.

They have paused the zoning process until the Government of Yukon works towards completing detailed flood risk mapping for 14 communities, including Lake Laberge and Shallow Bay, by 2023.

The Shallow Bay Zoning Committee will conclude the What We Heard report. When the report is complete, we will share it with the community.

Zoning committee meeting held December 9, 2021

The zoning committee hosted a virtual meeting on December 9, 2021, to discuss the completion of the What We Heard report.  The report is now being revised, and a final meeting will be held in early 2022.



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

Michelle Sicotte
Government of Yukon
Community land use planning manager
Phone: 867-332-5879
Email: michelle.sicotte@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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