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Beaufort Sea So u t hern Lake S Alaska,USA local attractions welcome Yukon Northwest Territories George Johnston Museum and Community visitor information Centre The George Johnston Museum and historic walking trail is a must-see Teslin attraction named after George Johnston, a venerated Tlingit elder, trapper, fur trader, entrepreneur and photographer. Through his photographs, his restored 1928 Chevy hunting car, and colourful exhibits of traditional Tlingit regalia and artifacts, experience the story of the Inland Tlingit as they met the rapid changes of the first half of the 20th century. www.gjmuseum.yk.net Mount Lorne WHITEHORSE Marsh Lake Carcross Tagish Atlin Teslin British Columbia From Atlin to Marsh Lake and southwest to Carcross, the Southern Lakes region is known for its vast waterways, secluded trails and powerful coastal mountains. Whether travelling in your motorhome, camping in the wilderness, or enjoying your stay at an inn or bed & breakfast, you’re sure to find a spot that makes you feel like a sourdough. teslin tlingit Heritage Centre The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre welcomes visitors to participate in the everyday life of the Tlingit people whose traditions are reflected in every aspect of the facility. Interpretive displays feature masks and artifacts that explain two centuries of Tlingit history and the culture of the Inland Tlingit people. Visit the gift shop/gallery for authentic Tlingit art. www.tlingit.ca Pacific Ocean our communities teslin Gateway to the Southern Lakes region, this scenic lakeside community on the Alaska Highway is the home of the Teslin Tlingit. The site was once a summer meeting place for the interior Tlingit people who gathered there for socializing at the end of the trapping season. In 1903, the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small trading post. Teslin has a general store, service stations, restaurants, accommodations, tours and cultural attractions. The Nisutlin Bay Bridge, Teslin’s impressive seven-arch metal span, is the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway. The Nisutlin River Delta is a designated National Wildlife Area. Population: 408 tagish The rural community of Tagish is situated around the Six Mile River linking Marsh and Tagish lakes. The area is a popular cottage retreat with locals who congregate for trout fishing and summer holidays. Tagish is geared to water activities and camping, with visitor services that include cabins and guided fishing. Home to the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Population: 194 atlin This lively community in northwestern British Columbia offers boat rentals, inns, bed & breakfasts and cabins, local cultural and heritage attractions, and natural warm springs. Breathtaking Atlin Lake is the focal point of the town, with a backdrop of steep mountains and the Llewellyn Glacier. The area offers a variety of recreational opportunities, and Atlin Provincial Park is a wilderness destination for boaters and paddlers. The Atlin area is also home to the Taku River First Nation. Population: 400 Carcross Waterways, roads and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway all converge in historic Carcross, a picturesque village and home of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Perhaps the most photographed town in the Yukon, Carcross was originally called Caribou Crossing for the herd of caribou that swam the narrows between Bennett and Nares lakes. A variety of visitor services and activities are found in the area. Population: 446 Marsh Lake Half an hour south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway lies Marsh Lake, a rural community and popular weekend destination for beach goers, city escapees and visitors. A number of businesses are based in the Marsh Lake area, including bed & breakfasts, cottages, tour guiding services, a marina, cafés and rental services. Population: 364 Mount Lorne The hamlet of Mount Lorne offers some visitor services including bed & breakfasts and artists’ studio tours. This community surrounding the scenic Annie Lake Road is home to an eclectic mix of residents including artisans, entrepreneurs and many champion Yukon dog mushers. Population: 380 Carcross visitor information Centre The Carcross VIC is housed in the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway depot next to the train bridge. Be sure to stop in to view interpretive displays and pick up local brochures. Along the waterfront lies the remains of the sternwheeler Tutshi, complete with historic interpretive panels. Ask for a Carcross Walking Tour brochure. Carcross is located at Km 105 on the South Klondike Highway. www.travelyukon.com koolseen Heritage Centre In the refurbished White Pass Warehouse behind the Carcross VIC is a heritage centre operated by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. A local artist makes and sells jewellery. Free admission. Carcross Historic Buildings Before the completion of the railway, the Caribou Crossing narrows was home to a North West Mounted Police post and a First Nation settlement. The townsite was established in 1899 as a connection point from the rail line to the lake sternwheelers carrying goods and people to the Atlin goldfields. Several of the Yukon’s oldest buildings are situated in Carcross, some dating back to the days of 1898, and some are still used as businesses or residences, such as the . Carcross post office right: Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre at Teslin – YG travelyukon.com 23

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Table of Contents
Destination Yukon
Calendar of Events
Watson Lake
Southern Lakes Teslin, Tagish, Atlin, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne
Whitehorse
Kluane Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Beaver Creek
Campbell Faro, Ross River
Silver Trail Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City
Klondike Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City
North Yukon Old Crow
Winter Magic
Yukon Scenic Drives
Experience Yukon
Yukon Highways Accommodations
Hunting
Campgrounds and RV Parks
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