Marsh Lake - Lakeside community and Southern Lakes playground
The Marsh Lake and Tagish communities are one of the fastest growing areas in Canada's Yukon near Whitehorse.
Half an hour south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway lies Marsh Lake, a rural community and popular weekend destination for beachgoers, Whitehorse escapees and visitors to Yukon. Visit Swan Haven in the spring to see migrating swans, and stop at the viewing platform at the Yukon River Bridge. The Marsh Lake campground and sandy shores of Army Beach beckon for a day near the water. A number of visitor services are based in the Marsh Lake area including a 4½-star inn, numerous bed and breakfasts and rental cottages, a local cafe and tour guide, fishing guide and equipment rental services.
The town of Tagish is situated around Tagish River (locally known as Six Mile River) the waterway linking Marsh and Tagish Lakes. During the Klondike Gold Rush, the Northwest Mounted Police established an important outpost on the Six Mile to register gold seekers and conduct safety inspections. Today, the Tagish area is a popular cottage retreat with locals who congregate for fishing for lake trout, northern pike and grayling and summer holidays. Tagish outdoor adventures are geared to water activities and camping, with visitor services that include a campground, cabins and bed and breakfasts, boat rentals, a marina and guided fishing tours.
Often called "Little Switzerland of the North," this remote Gold Rush community in northwestern British Columbia has accommodations, attractions and natural warm springs. Breathtaking Atlin Lake (big water/lake of the storms) is the focal point of the town. Atlin Provincial Park is a wilderness destination for boaters, paddlers, hikers and heli-skiers. The Atlin area is home to the Taku River Tlingit First Nation.