Polly the Parrot was one of Carcross’s more colorful residents.
“The world famous Carcross parrot is probably the oldest, meanest, ugliest, dirtiest bird north of the 60th parallel”
Points of Interest
The original Caribou Hotel was owned by Dawson Charlie, one of the Carcross-Tagish members who discovered gold in the Klondike...Read more
The British Navigation Company was established in 1900 and used steam-powered paddle wheelers to provide transportation between communities on the Yukon river system. Carcross was the entry point for most travellers and the hub for the Southern Lakes area. In 1917, the company launched The S.S. Tutshi – a luxury tourist boat for the region.Read more
White Pass Railway
The White Pass Railway started construction in 1898 in the wake of the great Klondike Gold Rush. The last spike was driven in Carcross in 1900, and the railway became the primary route...Read more