History abounds in this neighbourhood. Takhini is one of the areas that the Canadian military chose to build housing for their personnel stationed in the Yukon around WW2. The original Military Headquarters have been repurposed and are currently used as office space for the Government of Canada and one of the barracks buildings has been transformed into rental apartments. As you explore the streets of Takhini, you will notice there is a mix of older duplexes built in the 50’s and newer homes. Many of the military duplexes have been renovated into cute family homes. In honour of our veterans, many of the streets in Takhini were named after battles in WW2.
Takhini Arena – 400 seat indoor hockey rink
Pepsi Softball Centre – 3 practice fields and 2 competition fields with seating for 3000 fans. the park also has a broomball arena.
Takhini Broomball Rink – Leauge and facility rental information.
Yukon College – The transition is underway to become Yukon University in 2021. Yukon University Timeline The Yukon College and Yukon Arts Centre are your neighbours to Takhini. With the College in your neighbourhood, if you want to rent out a suite or a room in your home, you will have lots of applicants.
Yukon Arts Centre – Shortened to YAC, YAC is a beautiful facility with the sole purpose of supporting and encouraging Yukon artists. The centre contains a large archive of Indigenous and Northern artist’s work, a large theatre with a profession stage and classroom space that is used for seminars and presentations. There is always something interesting happening at YAC.
Takhini Elementary School – 526 Range Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3A3
Downtown Days 2 Daycare – 478 Range Rd Whitehorse YT Y1A 5M3
Nakwaye Ku Daycare – Located on the campus of Yukon University.