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Mount Lorne is a rural, residential hamlet named after the prominent landmark for the area Mount Lorne (named after the Right Honourable Sir John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquees of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878- 1883).
The Hamlet of Mt. Lorne extends from just south of the junction of the Alaska and Klondike Highways to south of Bear Creek, and down the Annie Lake Road to the Wheaton River Bridge. It covers an area of 245 square kilometers with a present population of 410 people.
The Mt. Lorne area has a rich history. First Nations people have a long tradition of hunting and gathering in this region. In 1992, an archaeological dig at Annie Lake discovered remains of campsites dating back over 8000 years.
Easy access to trails in the Watson and Wheaton river valleys has made the area popular to hikers and tales of big snow have made Mt. Lorne a favoured area for mushers training for the Yukon Quest and Iditarod.
An active Local Advisory Council advises on the governance of the Mt. Lorne community.
- Lorne Mt. Community Association (LMCA) is a registered society formed in 1985 to serve the social and recreational needs of what is now the Hamlet of Mt. Lorne. In 1996, the association was granted the powers of Recreation Authority by the Government of Yukon. LMCA's mandate is to provide the facilities and recreational opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage family participation, and provide opportunities for youth employment and training while supporting goals of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
- The Mt. Lorne Volunteer Fire Department is a very active organization made up of volunteers of all ages and provides not just fire protection to the hamlet but is also an active participant in many community events.