On the Doorstep of the Campbell Wilderness
The city of Faro was established in 1968 as a hard rock mining town supporting one of the largest lead-zinc mines in the world. Today, Faro, while no longer a booming mining town, has reinvented itself as a mecca for residents, artists and visitors who seek wilderness and rural experiences. Wildlife is a major draw for the Faro area including Faro's "main attraction", a small population of Fannin sheep that resides near the community.
Stroll the trails of the Faro Arboretum, and drive up Blind Creek Road for sheep viewing at Mount Mye Sheep Centre. Faro offers a full range of visitor services and amenities, including the Visitor Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, an impressive log building that houses local information and interpretive displays.
For a longer exploration, hike, bike or ski the beautiful Dena Cho Trail, a traditional route used by the Kaska people travelling to Mount Mye. The 67.7 km multi-use trail, which connects the communities of Faro and Ross River, takes the average hiker three to four days.