Project Description

At the request of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Legacy Tourism Group is developing the Matatana (Kathleen Lake) Resort Development Concept including an evaluation of the potential development of a world-class, authentic aboriginal tourism experience in this location.

Project Updates

Winter 2017 – John, Rod and Jim returned from meetings in the Yukon with the CAFN leadership and advisory committees to review the completion of the first phase project feasibility work. After two days of successful meetings we will be moving forward with the second-phase business planning in preparation for a review by the nation this summer!

Fall 2016 –  Rod Taylor, Jim DeHart and John Caton met with key members of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, including Chief Steve Smith, to review their ideas and options for the proposed tourism development.  While in Haines Junction, Yukon, the team completed field assessment work on Kathleen Lake with Ron Chambers, a respected elder and former Park Warden for Kluane National Park.

Summer 2015 – CAFN has been contemplating the creation of a potential tourism asset on the shore of Kathleen Lake for some time. Legacy Tourism Group has been contracted to build on the original research to provide a Phase I, pre-feasibility report with recommendations supported by a corresponding market analysis. As a partner in the co-management of parts of Kluane National Park CAFN has an opportunity to create an extraordinary tourism experience.

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