Carcross, YT

Written by Dustin Manley

Founded in 1986, the village of Carcross served as a popular destination for prospectors heading to and returning from Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. Today, the village of 300 people continues to serve as an outpost for those traveling on the Klondike Highway between the cities of Skagway and Whitehorse. If you’re ever in town, stop by the Caribou Crossing Coffee.

The Carcross Desert, located just north of the village, is considered to be the smallest desert in the world. While actually a series of northern sand dunes, the environment is home to a number of rare species of plant-like including Baikal sedge.

All photos by Dustin Manley. All rights reserved.