Once a fishing and hunting camp for Tlingit and Tagish people, the community lies approximately halfway between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse. The Gold Rush, the White Pass and Yukon Route railway which was completed in 1901, and a mining boom changed the community, and it is now home to about 400 people, half of whom are First Nations people. Tourism has replaced both mine and rail as the mainstay of the local economy. by editor funk 2000.03.23
Adventure trips, tours and expeditions in the stunning beauty of the Yukon. Carcross, Yukon Territories.
View over Lake Bennett, the village, and Caribou Mountain. Image is updated semi-frequently.
Carcross/ Tagish Loop
Describes sights along a driving trip along Klondike Highway #2 and Tagish Road #8.
Ghùch Tlâ Community School
School council and information.
The History of Carcross
History and information about the community, at one time named Caribou Crossing; traces its development from the time of a First Nations camp to a modern mining centre.
Matthew Watson General Store
Shopping in a landmark, historical building/ place.
Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort
Provides travelers with accommodation, horseback rides, canoe rentals and a fully licensed restaurant. Contains booking and contact information.
Operates water taxi on Bennet Lake to for tours and hikers returning from the Chilkoot Trail. Gives information about travel routes, water taxi services, and destinations.