The Southern Yukon Lakes are located on the western Yukon and British Columbia border and nestled within a vast mountain range that separates the dry northern Canadian interior from the wet Alaskan pacific coast. Though rarely visited, the area can be easily accessed via the Alaskan Highway or by taking the AMH ferry to Skagway and driving north on the Klondike Highway. This intriguing network of wilderness lakes is also the source of the mighty Yukon River that runs 3185 Km / 1980 Mi to the Bering Sea.
This wild and beautiful lake is the traditional territory of the Tagish first nation people, many of whom live in the small community of Carcross Yukon (population 431). The name Tagish itself is a place name which means 'it (spring ice) is breaking up' in the Athabascan language.