The Yukon scenic drive known as the Southern Lakes Circuit carries travellers into the Yukon’s playground of waterways and connects the six waterfront communities of Whitehorse, Mount Lorne, Carcross, Tagish / Marsh Lake, Teslin and Atlin. Explore this southern Yukon network of glacier-fed lakes and meet welcoming Yukoners in villages filled with creative artists, local cultural attractions and facinating history.
Boat launches, marinas, recreation sites and campgrounds are located through the Southern Lakes, perfect for picnics, beach days, canoeing and kayaking. Visit Bennett Lake beaches and enjoy panoramic views around historic Carcross, where Yukon River headwaters, highways and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway converge.
Local hideaways line the route along this scenic drive as you pass through Tagish, Atlin and Marsh Lake. Plan your journey with ample time at lodges, bed and breakfasts and artists’ studios. Continue the circuit with a visit to Teslin, a scenic Alaska Highway community on Teslin Lake and home of the Inland Tlingit. Enjoy day hikes, wildlife viewing and diversions like boating, paddling and beach excursions as you discover southern Yukon beauty.