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An Explorer's Guide to Carmacks, Yukon

Location: on the North Klondike Highway at Km 356 (from Skagway, Alaska)

Population (March 2023): 576

Elevation: 533 meters (1,750 feet)

Postal Code: Y0B 1A0


Village of Carmacks
Information for residents, visitors and businesses.

History of Carmacks
A history of the community, from First Nations camp to coal mining centre to Yukon River expedition headquarters.

The Tantalus Butte Coal Mine
The history of the mine(s) and photo-guide to its current state.

Carmacks, Yukon: A Northern Tutchone Homeland
This exhibit by Virtual Museum Canada includes 100 historic photos.

Tantalus School
Many photos of the area and historical information are included on this site.

Hotel Carmacks
Located in the centre of town, with a restaurant and lounge.

Coal Mine Campground
Located at the junction of the Klondike and Campbell Highways, with camping, meals and canoe rentals.

Carmacks Stories at The ExploreNorth Blog
A wide variety of blog posts that are about, or mention, Carmacks.

Clicking on the aerial view of Carmacks below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Carmacks, Yukon