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Aerial view of Whitehorse, YT, abt.1947
Traditional Territories of Yukon First Nations and Settlement Areas of the Yukon Territory.
   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
Beaver Creek White River First Nation
Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay Kluane First Nation
Carcross and Tagish Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Carmacks Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
Dawson City Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation
Haines Junction Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Mayo First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun
Old Crow Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Pelly Crossing Selkirk First Nation
Ross River Ross River Dena Council
Teslin Teslin Tlingit Council
Watson Lake Liard River First Nation
Whitehorse Ta'an Kwach'an Council / Kwanlin Dun First Nation
   Yukon Community Links
  • Yukon 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 the Little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation. Approximately 405 people live there.
    • Village of Carmacks, Box 113, Carmacks YT Y0B 1C0
      Phone: 867-863-6271   Fax: 867-863-6606
  • 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 Territory.
    • Town of Faro, 200 Campbell Street, P.O. Box 580, Faro, Yukon Y0B 1K0
      Phone: 867-994-2728   Fax: 867-994-3154
  • 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 Y0B 1M0
      Phone: 867-996-2317   Fax: 867-996-2907
  • Old Crow - Home to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Old Crow is a small town of about 300 people. Old Crow is located at the confluence of the Crow and Porcupine Rivers.
  • Pelly Crossing - Located between Whitehorse and Dawson City on the North Klondike Highway.
    Families from Yukon River settlements moved to this location in the 1950s when the highway was
    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 300.
  • 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 nation people.
  • Whitehorse - 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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