At the northern tip of Bennett Lake, on the old Klondike Gold Rush trail, lies the village of Carcross. It lies 74 km south of Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway and about 110 km north of Skagway, Alaska.

Vision Statement:
Carcross is a sustainable year-round tourism destination where we celebrate and share the beauty and richness of our land, First Nations culture and gold rush history.

Once a hunting and fishing camp for Inland Tlingit and Tagish people, Carcross became a key stopover and supply centre during the Klondike Gold Rush. The White Pass and Yukon railway, extending from Skagway through Carcross to Whitehorse, was completed in 1900. With the completion of the railway, Carcross became a major transportation centre. The Carcross railway station is designated under the federal Railway Station Protection Act. Although Carcross still provides some highway services for the South Klondike Highway, tourism has taken over as a mainstay of the local economy.

Caribou Hotel
Over the summer the new owners have made a lot of progress with the complete renovations at the Caribou Hotel. The picture below shows how much has been done and how good it looks.

Caribou Hotel Designated
as Yukon Historic Site.

Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor is pleased to announce the designation of the Caribou Hotel in Carcross as a Yukon Historic Site, under the Yukon Historic Resources Act. More…

 


Destination Carcross Video (Windows Media)

 

Southern Lakes, Southern Comfort
A couple of years ago, my cousin and his wife drove north from Penticton in a motorhome. The plan was to travel the Alaska Highway all the way to Fairbanks. They arrived on my doorstep in Whitehorse one week after their initial departure from the land of fruit trees and grapevines. Sitting in my living room, my cousin said, So, if we keep going, what will we see?” “More trees,” I told him, with a mischievous grin. More…

Carcross kids travel to Skagway for Santa Train
21 kids from Carcross visited Skagway on December 9th to meet Santa and join Saint Nic for a train ride. More…

CARCROSS/ TAGISH FIRST NATION SIGNS AGREEMENTS
WHITEHORSE - The Carcross/Tagish First Nation, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Yukon signed land claim and self-government agreements in a ceremony today in Carcross, Yukon Territory. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements are expected to come into effect early in 2006. More…

SUCCESSFUL SUMMIT CHARTS COURSE FOR 'DESTINATION CARCROSS'
WHITEHORSE – More than 70 people helped chart the course for economic development in the Carcross area at the Destination Carcross summit held on Wednesday, March 18. More…

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