Pelly Crossing, Yukon Community Profile

The Klondike Highway cross the Pelly River right at Pelly Crossing. For Yukon, this might as well be a city because of the lack of population in the area. This is a pretty common stop for those traveling along the Yukon River. Many of those who do travel the river often stop in at Fort […]

Dawson City, Yukon – City Profile

The town was founded back in 1897 by a man named Joseph Ladue and was named after the man who mapped the entire area 10 years earlier (George M. Dawson). It was the Capital of Yukon for over 50 years before the seat was moved to Whitehorse. The Klondike Gold Rush is really what got […]

Carcross, Yukon City Profile

Carcross was originally known as Caribou Crossing but was changed to Carcross in 1904 because of mail mix-ups with British Columbia’s Cariboo town.  I have decided to start writing about these smaller towns because I see a lot of potential in them.  Carcross for instance has increase nearly double in population from 1996-2008.  That leads […]

Destruction Bay, Yukon City Profile

Destruction Bay, Yukon is a really small community that lies on the Kluane National Park and Reserve and the Tachal Region in Yukon.  Destruction Bay and Burwash Landing are both located on the Alaska Highway.  Destruction Bay is named after a severe windstorm back in the 1940′s and was founded as a construction camp for […]