On the Banks of the Yukon River
Carmacks, home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, sits at a historic intersection of trails, waterways and roads that makes this community a central stopping point. Just two hours north of Whitehorse by road on a sweeping bend of the Yukon River, Carmacks is a popular stopover for road and river travellers.
Named for George Carmack, the co-discoverer of Klondike gold, the historic village was both a riverboat refuelling station and a major stop on the Overland Trail linking Whitehorse and Dawson City. Visit Tagé Cho Hudän Interpretive Centre, a local museum that showcases the past and present culture of the Northern Tutchone people. Stroll along the tree-lined Carmacks Riverfront Boardwalk, perfect for contemplating the mighty Yukon River. The town offers accommodation and roadside services, campgrounds and a Community Visitor Information Centre.