Welcome to Carcross
Carcross is an unincorporated community on the South Klondike Highway,
between Whitehorse and Skagway in the Territory of Yukon, and perhaps
the most photographed town.
Carcross was originally named Caribou Crossing for the herd of caribou
that swam the narrows between Bennett and Nares lakes.
For hiking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking, be sure to explore
the mountains surrounding Carcross.
Canada on Bennett Lake and Nares Lake is home to the Carcross/Tagish
First Nation. Caribou Crossing was a fishing and hunting camp for
Inland Tlingit and Tagish people.
Artifacts about 4,500-year-old from aboriginal people living in
the area have been found in the region.
To support the local economy Carcross relies on tourism which is
a very important component of the economy.
Carcross is the home of the World's Smallest Desert, and the great
beach of Lake Bennett.
The population is about 50/50 Native and non-Native.