Tagish is a small community of about 400 people located in the heart of the Yukon’s Southern Lakes region. It can be reached either by turning west at Jake’s corner off the Alaska Highway, or by turning east at Carcross from the South Klondike Highway. The road that connects Tagish to both the Alaska Highway and the South Klondike Highway is called the Tagish Road.
Tagish is the traditional home of the Tagish people, an inland First Nations with close historical ties to the coastal Tlingit people. Tagish provides almost continuous water access to the Bering Sea, which made it an important transportation route during the Gold Rush. Today, Tagish is known for its easy access to the Southern Lakes and for outdoor activities such as fishing, wildlife spotting, and hiking.