Take a break on your trip along the Alaska Highway or the Southern Lakes tour to discover the Village of Carcross, once known as Caribou Crossing. The traditional home of the Tagish and Tlinglit First Nations, you’ll find us at the northern tip of Bennett Lake, 74 km south of Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway and about 110 km north of Skagway, Alaska.
There are so many things to do here, from mountain biking and kayaking to browsing take-home treasures at the Carcross commons or just taking it easy on our sandy beach. Through storytelling, dancing and singing Haá Shiyí (our songs) discover our vibrant past and exciting future, and make sure you visit the carving shed for a chat with Master Carver Keith Wolfe Smarch who keeps the local culture alive through his art! Learn about Carcross’s place in the history of the Klondike Gold Rush at the Parks Canada office and hear fascinating stories about this tumultuous moment in Canadian history. Stay for a few hours or linger for a few days.