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10 Interesting Facts About Carmacks, Yukon

Facts About Carmacks

  • Carmacks is a village in Yukon, Canada, on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway, and at the west end of the Robert Campbell Highway from Watson Lake.
  • Carmacks is the home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, a Northern Tutchone-speaking people.
  • The name of the settlement comes from George Carmack who, in 1891, found coal nearby.
  • Carmacks is the only place in Yukon to be considered a designated place.
  • Carmacks became incorporated as a village on November 1, 1984.
  • The Estimated Population of Carmacks is 493.
  • Carmacks is served by Klondike Highway by cars and Carmacks Airport by air.
  • Every February, Carmacks hosts a checkpoint for both the long-distance Yukon Quest sledge dog race and the Yukon Arctic Ultra foot/ski/bike race.
  • Carmacks is 1,770 ft above sea level.
  • Carmacks has a 91.4% First Nations population the majority of which belong to the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations.
Facts About Carmacks, Yukon
Facts About Carmacks, Yukon

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