At the Crossroads of the Klondike
Waterways, scenic drives and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad 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 named Caribou Crossing for the herd of caribou that swam the narrows between Bennett and Nares lakes. See some of the Yukon’s oldest buildings in Carcross, some dating back to the days of 1898, and some still used as businesses or residences.
The mountains surrounding Carcross beckon for hiking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking, and the waterways are popular for boating. Explore the windswept dunes of the world's smallest desert, Carcross Desert, or join a group riding single track on Montana Mountain.
Carcross offers a range of visitor accommodation, including a camground, plus roadside services, shops and artists' studios. The Carcross Visitor Information Centre is housed in the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad depot next to the train bridge.