Close-knit, close by
Stop by the Hamlet of Mount Lorne on your way to or from Carcross, or live like a local at one of the friendly bed and breakfasts. Whether you spend a few hours or settle in for a few days, you’ll find plenty to do. Play a rousing round of disc golf, stop by the small summer market to browse the fresh veggies and other local products, or call ahead to ask about visiting a local artist’s studio.
For an “only here” experience, don’t miss the Annie Lake Wilderness Golf Course—emphasis on wilderness. No beverage cart or fancy fairways here, but pop your fees into the drop box and you can play as late as you like under the midnight sun. Originally built during WWII by US Army personnel, this rough course offers a round like no other. There’s no pro shop, but here’s a pro tip: bring your bug spray.
The natural beauty surrounding the community makes this an inviting area to explore. Head out to one of the great trails, or take on the half-day hike up to the view from the top of Mount Lorne. Kookatsoon Lake is a summer dream for swimming or enjoying the playground and sandy beach, and Cowley Lakes is a scenic spot for canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding. Those looking to get the adrenaline pumping can kayak the white water on the Wheaton River. Whether you go with or without a guide, starting with a local tour operator is a fantastic way to get geared up and out to all the good spots.
Back in the Hamlet of Mount Lorne, annual events include open-air live concerts and the Canada Day celebrations in the summer. Winter brings the popular Carbon Hill Sled Dog and Skijor Race, and the Lorne Mountain Classic Ski Race. Whatever season you visit, you’ll find this community warm, welcoming and entirely unique.
- Archeology digs in the Annie Lake area have produced First Nations artifacts dating back 8,000 years.
- Mount Lorne the mountain is named after an 1800s Governor General of Canada who founded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Canada.
- The Mount Lorne landfill was the site of the Yukon’s first public electric car charging station.