Mayo Today

Throughout the 1900s the town of Mayo continued to grow and thrive as a commercial centre with the corresponding growth of the silver mining industry in the Keno Hill area.  When the last large silver mine in Elsa closed down in 1989 much of the area's population left. However, Mayo remains home to 450 people and acts as a service centre for government, placer miners and small businesses.  The Binet House was restored as an interpretive centre and also serves as the trail head for the Prince of Wales Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail.   A new school opened in 2002 and plans for a new community hall are underway.  The town offers the services of two hotels, two gas stations, two restaurants, two laundromats, an airport, a nursing station, RCMP, post office, liquor store, swimming pool and public library.  Mayo is the permanent home of the Na Cho Nyak Dun First Nation people who continue to use their traditional area for hunting, trapping and other subsistence livelihoods.  The First Nation signed their land claim in 1992 and are currently in the process of implementation. 
Front Street and Mayo in 2002
Viewing Deck on the Dike in Mayo Restored Binet House and Annex
Mt. Haldene in the Fall New School in Mayo

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