Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
September 21, 2016

Public viewing locations announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Yukon visit

WHITEHORSE—Yukoners are encouraged to join in celebrating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first official visit to Yukon by attending community events in Whitehorse or in Carcross.

Maps outlining areas designated for the public will be available at www.gov.yk.ca/royalvisit2016.

People attending the downtown Whitehorse community festival are asked to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. on September 28, and are encouraged to carpool or take public transit to avoid parking congestion downtown.

People attending Carcross community celebrations are encouraged to arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. on September 28. Public parking is available near Montana Services gas station and RV parking. Shuttles will be available from the public parking areas to the designated public viewing area, near the Carcross Commons.

Yukoners are encouraged to go to events in either Whitehorse or Carcross, but not both, based on the timing of the events and expected traffic congestion moving between the two locations.

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See backgrounder on site and road closures.

Contact:

Kate Durand
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-8968
kate.durand@gov.yk.ca

Jessica Apolloni
Communications, City of Whitehorse
867-689-2848
jessica.apolloni@whitehorse.ca

Daphne Pelletier Vernier
Communications, Carcross/Tagish First Nation
867-821-4251 ext. 8235
daphne.vernier@ctfn.ca

 

Backgrounder – Royal visit site and road closures September 27 and 28, 2016

Site and road closures in Whitehorse

Date/Time

Location

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. September 27

North airport access road

7 a.m. September 27 to 3 p.m. September 28

100 block of Main Street and Steele Street

7 a.m. September 27 to 3 p.m. September 28

Front Street from Jarvis Street to Lambert Street

6 a.m. to 11 p.m. September 27

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 27

Riverfront Trail east of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

5 p.m. to close September 27

Whitehorse Public Library

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. September 28

MacBride Museum of Yukon History

 

Site and road closures in Carcross

Date/Time

Location

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. September 28

Vehicle traffic access to town limited to Carcross residents only

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 28

Carcross Commons

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. September 28

All access to Montana Mountain

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. September 28

Carcross pedestrian bridge

  

 

There will be occasional traffic disruptions throughout the evening of September 27 and through the day September 28 in Whitehorse and Carcross.


News Release #16-325