Population (June 30, 2018): 413
Located 356 kilometres northeast of Whitehorse, the Town of Faro was established in 1969 to serve the Cyprus Anvil Mine, whoe lead-zinc property was 22 km north of
the townsite. The population of Faro peaked at about 2,100 in 1982. After a series of shutdowns and changes in ownership, the mine closed permanently in 1998, but mine
clean-up and reclamation still employs 30-40 Faro residents during the summer.
Tourism is now an important component of the economy. The community is accessed via the Campbell Highway from Watson Lake, or the North Klondike and Campbell Highways from Whitehorse.
Town of Faro
Information for residents and visitors - history, a community profile, business directory, a very nice photo gallery and much more.
Faro Community Profile
A detailed profile of the people, economy and lifestyle by the Yukon Government.
Faro Vacation Rentals
Located downtown, with 3 bedrooms and full facilities.
An Explorer's Guide to the Robert Campbell Highway
(Yukon Hwy 4)
A large mile-by-mile photo gallery, and other information about the highway that runs between Watson Lake and Carmacks.
Van Gorder Falls Trail
An interpretive trail guide to this 3-km return trail describing plant, bird, and insect life, as well as the impact of fire and geology.
Wildlife Viewing at Faro
Faro offers prime bird viewing, and the region boasts some of Yukon's highest numbers of moose, Fannin sheep and wolves.
A short history by Wikipedia.
Anvil Spending $6 Million For New Faro Townsite
Two articles from The Whitehorse Star of July 8, 1968, describe the town being built by Anvil Mining Corporation for their lead-zinc mine near Ross River, Yukon.