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People and Culture

Carcross is a small town with a pretty big story to tell. Take some time to stroll around the downtown, meet locals as diverse as dog mushers and First Nation carvers, learn about the historic buildings, and soak up an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.

Local History

The Carcross Visitor Information Centre is the ideal place to orient yourself to the history of the Carcross area and the numerous displays and interpretive sites created to showcase it. Historic buildings, ranging from train stations to rustic log cabins, are scattered throughout the downtown core. History buffs will want to take the self-guided walking tour of the Carcross area. Click here to download Walking Tour guide book.

First Nation Culture

The Carcross/Tagish culture is alive and well and can be experienced first-hand at the carving shed located in downtown Carcross. Drop by and visit First Nation carvers who are keeping their people’s proud traditions alive by creating works of lasting beauty and importance.

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

The historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad transports passengers between Carcross and the Alaska port of Skagway in summer, showcasing an engineering marvel of the Gold Rush era, as well as breathtaking scenery of interior Yukon and coastal British Columbia and Alaska. Both a gift shop and transportation museum are located in the downtown core.

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