A friendly community within the Traditional Territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
Surrounded by big skies, soaring mountains and emerald-coloured glacier-fed lakes our little community is alive with Indigenous art and Culture.
Discover some of Carcross’s treasures: the only one-way street in the Yukon, the oldest hotel in the territory, the smallest desert in the world and the Yukon’s strongest bridge.
Visit the Haa Shagóon Hídi Learning Centre(our Ancestors’ house), guarded by eight towering totem poles to admire its unique art and learn more about our community’s storied history.
Take the short interpretive walk along Nares Lake to reach downtown Carcross and enjoy shopping at the Carcross Commons, an artisans’ hub, and sip gourmet coffee while the kids have fun at the Game Mother playground.
Take a trip back to the days of the Gold Rush and visit the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway train station.
Carcross also boasts the world-class Montana Mountain biking and hiking trails, built and maintained by local Indigenous youth since 2006, through the Single Track to Success (S2S) program. Retrace the steps of a century-old mule trail on the Mountain Hero Trail, explore the re-purposed old mining trails and climb to the top of Montana Mountain for an incredible view shared with the caribou, and enjoy the exhilarating return to the bottom!
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White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Share in our Tlingit Culture!
Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre
The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre is located in a spectacular setting on Teslin Lake, five kilometres north of the Village of Teslin with a clear view of Tle’nax T’Awei (Lone Sheep Mountain), also known locally as The Three Aces or Dawson Peaks.
Visitors are welcome to share in our Tlingit Culture by visiting our exhibits, spending time with our on-site cultural demonstrators, tasting our homemade bannock and talking to our knowledgeable staff to learn more about our culture. The main building is comprised of the Great Hall, Elders’ Room, Gallery, and gift shop. The Gallery provides a showcase for modern and traditional Tlingit arts and culture. The gift shop offers arts and crafts made by local Tlingit artisans and other unique gift items. At the water’s edge are the canoe shed and a traditional fish camp.
Cruise the Yukon River in nostalgic paddlewheeler style
Enjoy a nostalgic journey aboard the only operating paddlewheeler in the Yukon. Enjoy a nostalgic journey aboard the only operating paddlewheeler in the Yukon. Sit back and relax while we take you through the beautiful landscape along the Yukon River. Learn about the story of Dawson City, the historical site of Moosehide and the Klondike Gold Rush from our narrated tour. Welcome the opportunity to witness the Yukon's remarkable wildlife.