Faro is located on the Campbell Highway in east-central Yukon, 220 miles from Whitehorse, 258 miles northwest of Watson Lake and 330 miles southeast of Dawson City.
Faro, named after a card game, is a former mining town. The Anvil lead-silver and zinc mine, one of the largest open-pit mines in the world, operated off and on from 1969 until 1998.
Visitor services include lodging at local bed and breakfasts and a hotel with restaurant and lounge. Other services include a grocery/hardware store, liquor store, churches, post office and recreation centre. Camping at John Connolly municipal campground and RV park.
- Campbell Regional Interpretive Centre has information on the geology and wildlife of the area.
- Ore Haul Truck #3 (pictured below) is on display at the entrance to Faro, with adjacent parking area and interpretive signs. The 65-ton haul truck was the biggest in the Yukon when it arrived in 1968.
- Mount Mye Sheep Viewing Centre offers an all season wildlife viewing cabin and photographer’s blind.
- Public boat ramp and canoe rentals for exploring the Pelly River or Fisheye Lake.
- Excellent fly-in fishing.
- Unique, “urban,” 9-hole golf course that plays through the town’s “green spaces.”
- Faro Arboretum has viewing decks, interpretive panels and walking trails showcasing native plants and animals.
- The Dena Cho Trail follows the original First Nations route between Ross River and Faro.
- Faro hosts the annual Crane & Sheep Viewing Festival in May, Faro golf tournament in July and market days throughout the summer.