Facts About Faro
Faro is a town in the central Yukon, Canada, formerly the home of the Faro Mine, the largest open-pit lead-zinc mine in the world as well as a significant producer of silver and other natural resource ventures.
As these industries have declined over the past decade, Faro is attempting to attract eco-tourists to the region to view such animals as Dall’s sheep and Stone’s sheep, a species of mountain sheep almost unique to the surrounding area.
Fannin Sheep, found only in the Yukon and NWT, is celebrated each year at Faro’s Crane & Sheep Festival.
Faro is 814 ft above sea level.
The area was prospected in the 1950s and 1960s by Al Kulan, credited with discovering several significant deposits of lead and zinc ore and playing a major role in the discovery of the Faro Mine, which became Canada’s largest lead-zinc mine.
The Estimated Population of Faro is 344.
Faro lies along the Tintina Trench, a linear valley that stretches from British Columbia across Yukon to Alaska.
The town is served by the Faro Airport. Yukon Highway 4 passes through just south of Faro.
Lorne Greene, famous for his work in Bonanza, once narrated a film about Faro called A New World in the Yukon.
Faro median population age is 50 years old.