DescriptionIn 1919 silver and lead ore were discovered in Keno Hill, and by 1920 Keno became a busy community with cabins, a stable and a hotel. The following year, the city was the center of a thriving mining district. The town's name comes from the popular gambling game played at casinos. Today, Keno is home to artists who are inspired by the area's natural beauty.
No matter the season, outdoor recreational opportunities abound and include hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing and canoeing. The awe-inspiring northern lights may be seen from late August through April. A must-see is the often-photographed signpost at the top of Keno Hill, showing mileage to such cities as London, Paris and Rome. The 1,829-metre (6,000-ft.) hill also plays host to a breathtaking view.
Self-guiding toursThis historic walking tour starts from Tolmie Cabin on Duncan Creek Road and includes the Beer Bottle House, Keno City Mining Museum and All Saints Anglican Church. Brochures are available from the Keno City Mining Museum. Phone (867) 995-3103.
Things to SeeKeno City Mining Museum