Waterfront trolley set to resume operation June 14

Trolley is coming back after a multi-year hiatus
The waterfront trolley is set to be back under its own power starting June 14, according to a MacBride Museum Facebook post. (Joel Krahn/ieo65 file)

The trolley that once cruised the narrow-gauge rail lines along Whitehorse's waterfront will be back in operation June 14 following an absence of about five years.

According to a Facebook post from the MacBride Museum, which will be the trolley operator, it will run a route from the roundhouse along the waterfront to Rotary Park with stops at the White Pass Building and the Yukon Visitors' Centre. It will run Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the rest of June. That schedule is set to be trimmed down to Tuesday to Friday for July and August with the post from MacBride citing public safety as the City of Whitehorse hosts its waterfront town square event in the vicinity of the roundhouse on Saturdays.

Tickets are set to cost $3 by cash or card payable at the museum's front desk or on the trolley.

This will be the first time since 2019 that the trolley will be up and running following the cutting of its territorial government funding which was exceeding $100,000 a year shortly before it ceased operation.

The tracks the trolley runs on are part of the White Pass rail route that once connected Whitehorse to Skagway while the trolley itself was brought up from the United States about 25 years ago.

— With files from Staphanie Waddell

(Jim Elliot)

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