|Traditional Territories of
Yukon First Nations and Settlement Areas of the Yukon
Settlement Areas of the Yukon Territory
Most people in Yukon live in Whitehorse, the capital
city. But thriving communities lie throughout the
territory. Yukon is a vast wilderness territory, with
over 483,450 square kilometres.
Yukon Communities and Traditional Territories
Yukon Community Links
Territorial Government [YT] -
Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek is the
westernmost community in Canada, located on
the Alaska Highway just a few kilometers
from the Alaska border. Home to the
White River First Nation, the population
of Beaver Creek is about 100 people.
Burwash Landing - The community is
located on the shores of Kluane Lake, on the
Alaska Highway. About 90 people live in
Burwash Landing, which is the administrative
centre of the
Kluane First Nation.
Carcross and Tagish - Carcross is
community of abot 435 people, located south
of Whitehorse on Lake Bennett. Tagish, the
smaller of the two communities, is about 30
kilometres east of Carcross. The area was a
stopover and supply centre during the
Klondike gold rush. Carcross is home to the
Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Carcross
was traditionally a "Caribou Crossing,"
which is how the community got its name.
Carmacks - The Village of Carmacks
is 175 km from the City of Whitehorse at the
junction of the North Klondike and Robert
Campbell Highways, where the Nordenskiold
River joins the Yukon River, and is home to
Little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation.
Approximately 405 people live there.
Village of Carmacks, Box 113, Carmacks YT
Phone: 867-863-6271 Fax:
Dawson City - Dawson City is
located at the confluence of the Yukon and
Klondike rivers, in is home to
Trondëk Hwëchi’in First Nation.
Dawson was incorporated as a city in 1902
when it met the criteria for "city" status
under the municipal act of that time. It
retained the incorporation even as the
population plummeted. When a new municipal
act was adopted in the 1980s, Dawson met the
criteria of "town," and was incorporated as
such, although with a special provision to
allow it to continue to use the word "City," partially for historic reasons.
Faro - The Town of Faro is tucked
away in a mountainous setting in the Tintina
Valley, in the overwhelming wilderness of
the Campbell Region between the Hess
Mountains and the Pelly Mountains, in the
Central-South Eastern Region of Yukon
Town of Faro, 200 Campbell Street, P.O. Box
580, Faro, Yukon Y0B 1K0
Phone: 867-994-2728 Fax:
Haines Junction - The Village of
Haines Junction is located at the junction
of the Alaska Highway and the Haines highway
and is set against the spectacular backdrop
of the St. Elias Mountain Range, home to
Canada’s tallest peak, Mount Logan.
Village of Haines Junction, Box 5339, Haines
Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0
Phone: 867-634-7100 Fax: 867-634-2008
Keno City - A small frontier
community of about 20 people. The Keno City
area ranks with Dawson City in its rich and
varied history of mining activity, predating
that of the 1898 Gold Rush.
Mayo - The Village of Mayo is
located in the central part of the Yukon
Territory. Our area, which is in the Na Cho
Nyak Dun traditional territory, is marked on
tourist maps as "The Silver Trail". The
highway serving our region -- also called
the Silver Trail -- connects the communities
of Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City, and
the mining town of Elsa.
Village of Mayo, P.O. Box 160, Mayo, Yukon
Phone: 867-996-2317 Fax:
Old Crow - Home to the
Gwitchin First Nation, Old Crow is a small
town of about 300 people. Old Crow is
located at the confluence of the Crow and
Pelly Crossing - Located between
Whitehorse and Dawson City on the North
Families from Yukon River settlements moved
to this location in the 1950s when the
completed and sternwheelers ceased transport
operations on the river. The Selkirk First
Nation is based in Pelly Crossing. The
population of the community is approximately
Ross River - A Kaska First Nations
community at the confluence of the Ross and
Pelly rivers. Ross River is where the Canol
road meets the Robert Campbell Highway.
About 350 people live there.
Teslin - A Tlingit community located
on the narrows of Teslin Lake at the mouth
of the Nisutlin River. Teslin is located
south-east of Whitehorse on the Alaska
Highway and has a population of about 415.
Home to the
Teslin Tlingit Council.
Watson Lake - The Town of Watson
Lake is a community of 1,500 people situated
in the southeastern corner of the territory,
at the junction of the Alaska Highway, the
Robert Campbell Highway and the Stewart-Cassiar
Highway, and home to the famous signpost
forest. The community lies in the
traditional territory of the Kaska first
Whitehorse is the Yukon’s capital city and
by far its largest community. Almost 75 per
cent of the territory’s population lives in
the Whitehorse. Whithorse lies in the
traditional territories of
Ta’an Kwach’an Council and the
Kwanlin Dun First Nation, in the wide
valley of the Yukon River.
City of Whitehorse,
2121 2nd Ave., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C2
Phone: 867-667-4601 Fax: 867-668-8384
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