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The Department of Highways and Public Works is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings and information systems.

George Black Ferry - Dawson City

The George Black Ferry will reduce service hours starting on September 25. The ferry will start sailing at 7 a.m. and cease at 11 p.m. daily.

It will run according to this schedule until it ceases operations for the season in mid- to late-October.


Pelly Barge notice

Due to sediment build-up and low water levels, the Pelly Barge in Ross River is currently restricted to 20 tonne loads.

This is being done to ensure that the ferry can continue to operate safely.

Because water levels are low, we anticipate that ice will build up in the river faster than normal this fall.

This means that it may be necessary to pull the ferry for the season in late September -- 1 to 2 weeks earlier than normal.

Public safety is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor water levels daily.

Please check 511yukon.ca for updates.