Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-027
February 15, 2011

Whitehorse wharf construction contracts awarded

WHITEHORSE—Whitehorse residents will notice new activity in a historic location this spring just north of the White Pass and Yukon Route Building. Contracts were recently awarded for riverbank stabilization and wharf construction.

“Our Government is proud to make investments in strengthening community infrastructure,” Senator Daniel Lang said, on behalf of the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. “The new wharf area, along with other waterfront upgrades, will enhance community pride, promote the vitality of the city and showcase Whitehorse to Yukon visitors.”

The wharf construction contract, valued at $2.79 million, has been awarded to Graham Construction and Engineering. The site preparation contract with a value of $282,000 has been awarded to Sidhu Trucking.

“The Whitehorse wharf project ties together the significant investment being made under the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund to improve the waterfront,” Community Services Minister Archie Lang said. “From one end at Shipyards Park to the other at Rotary Peace Park, the river’s edge is being transformed and is sure to be an enjoyable and natural gathering place for Yukoners and visitors alike.”

The wharf will be located in the historical footprint of the gold rush era docks, just north of the White Pass building at the end of Main Street.

The majority of construction will occur this summer and in the early part of summer 2012.

To see a summary of Whitehorse waterfront improvements under Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund, visit


Emily Younker
Cabinet Communications
Cathrine Morginn
Communications, Community Services
Erin Macpherson
Communications, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency