Prior to the gold rush in 1898, hundreds of thousands of caribou ranged across the southern Yukon
Carcross was originally named “Caribou Crossing” because it was one of the places where the animals crossed the lakes system during their annual migration.
Points of Interest
Montana Mining History
Montana Mountain was the site of the great silver rush in the early 1900s. Conrad, a town located on the Windy Arm side of the mountain, was briefly home to almost 5,000 people...Read more
The original Caribou Hotel was owned by Dawson Charlie, one of the Carcross-Tagish members who discovered gold in the Klondike...Read more