Cyndy Bekk 1-867-332-9011
Cyndy Bekk 1-867-332-9011
On a whim, our family visited Faro in 2002. Now it's 18 years later and we are still here. Faro, Yukon Territory, Canada, is a small, picturesque community of about 400 people. However, it will definitely surpass your expectations for a small northern town. We have an artificial ice arena, swimming pool, nine hole golf course, recreation centre, public library and a K-12 school, as well as many other amenities.
Nestled on the side of Mount Mye and overlooking the Tintina Trench the scenery is always spectacular. Whether snowmobiling, cross country skiing, four wheeling, hiking, or just sitting on you deck enjoying a cup of coffee, there will always be something new to see and experience.
We are not realtors. The homes and opportunities on this website are owned by us personally and we would love to share some of our properties with you and welcome you to our town. Our population consists of Canadians from most provinces and territories, several First Nations and Metis, as well as first generation immigrants from Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Portugal, France, the United States, the Peoples Republic of China, Thailand and the Philippines. Yes, all in a population of approximately four hundred people.
The day that I heard a news report of a gun being drawn in a grocery store over panic buying we called our kids (we have six) and told them we thought they needed to come home. So instead of spending lockdown in a one bedroom apartment in a large city, they spent it with us, building snow castles, roasting hotdogs and enjoying gin and tonic in the sunshine.
By March 2020 the winter had already blessed us with lots of snow and now gave us temperatures well above freezing, non-stop sunshine andthe freshest of fresh air. That's a recipe for rest and relaxation without the panic, fear, frustration and disruptions so many others had to experience.
Faro is a Covid free zone and I'll also note that Covid-19 has killed not one single person in all 482,443 square kilometers (186,272 square miles) of the Yukon.
While many around the world spent their time enduring fines, arrests and fear-filled lockdowns, the people of Faro spent it much as we always do. Kids still played together. Friends still had games night. We still went snowmobiling and skiing. But most importantly, people still went to work, still felt useful and needed and still contributed to the life of our community.
In addition to the three trucks shown here, the entire town of Faro is serviced by fire hydrants connected to our municipal water supply.
The town is also in the process of installing new water reservoirs as well as new water and sewer lines to every residence.
Our electrical needs are serviced by Yukon's power grid as well as a huge back-up generator located in Faro.
Our health centre is staffed 24 hours a day either by on-site or on call nurses, with doctors present on a rotating schedule.
We also have an ambulance service whose crews upgrade their skills on a weekly basis.
Should the need arise we also have access to Medevac airplanes. It is actually possible to experience difficulty in Faro and be seeing a specialist in Vancouver on the same day.
Faro has its own RCMP detachment (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) with 2 members living in Faro.
Our airport is staffed daily, with additional provisions (beacons and lights) to facilitate night arrivals and departures.
Do we have a grocery store? Yes. Post Office? Yes. Gas Station? Yes. Hardware and Building Supplies? Liquor Store? Churches? Restaurant? Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes.