Yukon Motorcycle Park receives government investment
CanNor (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency) announced in August 2022 that the Government of Canada is investing over $87,000 towards the renovation and expansion of the Yukon Motorcycle Park, located at Mile 904 (KM 1454) on the Alaska Highway, approximately 20km (12 miles) from Whitehorse.
The Yukon Motorcycle Park is designed exclusively for long distance motorcycle riders so there are no cars, trucks or RVs permitted onsite.
The funding through CanNor’s Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) program, supports enhancements to a campground designed exclusively for the long-distance motorcycle rider. The motorcycle park will undergo an expansion and upgrade that will increase accommodation capacity and improve on-site infrastructure, including laundry facilities and the establishment of a do-it-yourself repair shop.
Bruce Martin, owner, Yukon Motorcycle Park, purchased this business in April 2020. His dream was to build a facility catering to the long distance motorcycle rider traveling the Alaska Highway… with the motto “Three wheels or less!”
Using private investment and bank financing, we were able to complete about 75% of the construction. I heard about the CanNor program and decided to apply. I am grateful I was approved as this funding has been instrumental in getting me to the finish line for construction of the Park. This project has helped create construction jobs and seasonal jobs, including for local youth. I would like to emphasize the crucial nature of this funding to the successful completion of this project and thank CanNor for its support.”
Yukon Minister of Economic Development and Minister of Tourism and Culture, Ranj Pillai, added –
These additions will improve the Yukon Motorcycle Park and make it a must-visit stop for motorcycle tourists. Every year, we see more people travelling through the territory on motorcycles and it is great that Yukon businesses are working to improve the resources available to visitors.
Currently, the Yukon Motorcycle Park hosts 12 campsites and 12 premium heated walltents, and a variety of rider amenities, including a cook house.
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All you have to do now, is to consider which long-distance motorcycle will suit you best for this great ride.