Things To Do

Things To Do In Carmacks


Visit Five Finger Rapids viewpoint 20 minutes north on the Klondike Highway. Descend the staircase down to the river level for a closer view or run up and down it just to stretch those legs and get the heart going.
Photo Credit: Martin Courchesne

Interpretive Boardwalk

The boardwalk parallels the river and provides a great place to go for an early morning jog or a leisurely evening stroll. It is also the start of the Carmacks Historical Buildings Walking Tour. There are many benches along the boardwalk for those just wanting to sit and watch the river run.
Photo Credit: Barbara Scott

Walking Tour

Spend a few hours discovering some of Carmacks’ history and historical buildings.
Photo Credit: Barbara Scott


Explore some of the many trails and hilltops around the Carmacks area including the Ridge Walk at the south end of town, Charlie Lake about 1/5 km up the Nansen Road, Miller’s Ridge approximately 12 kms up the Nansen Road, Eagle Rock located about 27 kms east on the Campbell Highway, trail to Coal Mine Lake to name a few.
Photo Credit: Patrice Trudel

Kayaking and Canoeing

Whether it’s a river trip you’re planning or just a leisurely day paddling on a lake, the Carmacks area offers many options for paddlers of all experience levels.
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There are numerous trails all over town including some that cross the frozen Yukon River. The more adventurous types can always go break their own trail just about anywhere. Plan a trip for an hour, a day or a week. The world is your oyster!
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Whether it’s on the top of a mountain or beside the river or in the middle of a big field, there are many idyllic spots in the Carmacks area to set up a tent to enjoy the peace and solitude of being out on the land.
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Wildlife Viewing

Every moment spent outdoors provides an opportunity to see wildlife.
Photo Credit: Martin Courchesne

Ice Fishing

Set up on one of the many lakes in the area to try your hand at ice-fishing. Bring home a nice lake trout or ling cod for dinner after enjoying some crisp, cool, clean Yukon air.
Photo Credit: Nick Kranicz

Carmacks Recreation Centre

Work out on one of the treadmills or pump some weights, shoot a basketball or play volleyball, go skating or curling. Cheapest rates in the Yukon!
Photo Credit: Juanita Wood


Try fishing at one of the many lakes or rivers in the area: Charlie Lake, Gloria (Eight Mile) Lake, Coal Mine Lake, Tatchun Lake, Frenchman Lake, Little Salmon Lake, Mandanna Lake, Twin Lakes, Yukon River, Nordenskiold River. Predominant species include lake trout, salmon, grayling, inconnu, ling cod and northern pike. Be sure to check the fishing regulations to ensure requirements.
Photo Credit: Kendell Tricker


Watch the world-famous Yukon Quest or Yukon River Quest participants as they pull into the official Carmacks Checkstop (within walking distance of the Hotel Carmacks).
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Interpretive Centre

Visit the Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre for displays showcasing the past and present culture of the Northern Tutchone people. Visitors can view exhibits, find a garden with traditional-use plants and a walking trail with First Nation displays. The centre sells a variety of locally made art and hand crafted items and also features a permanent display of traditional hide and porcupine quill clothing and mukluks and other artifacts. 

Location: 2nd Driveway North of Yukon River Bridge
Open: Mid-May to Mid-Sept, 9am-6pm
Telephone: (867) 863-5830
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The opportunities are endless for capturing that perfect picture.
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Yukon Flora

There are all kinds of wildflowers and wild grasses to be found in the area. Grab a copy of The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North by Whitehorse author Beverley Gray to help identify plants and all their healing and other properties. Go berry picking in August to stock up your freezer for the winter.
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Natural Phenomenon

If visiting in the winter months, keep your camera handy at all times to catch those illusive northern lights. If visiting in the summer months, enjoy all the extra energy you’ll have because of those extra hours of sunlight. It’s quite common to embark on a four-hour canoe trip at 6 pm when you can count on it being daylight almost all night long.
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Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing

Any snowmobile trail is perfect for skiing or snowshoeing or break your own trail just about anywhere!
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Village Of Carmacks

Village Of Carmacks

The Village Of Carmacks is a great spot to base yourself so you can explore the many things to do in the area.

Yukon Highways Map

Visit our Yukon Highways Map for an overview of the Yukon's highway system and communities.

Carmacks Weather

Visit the Environment Canada website for a detailed 7 day forecast for Carmacks, Yukon.

Yukon Road Conditions

Visit the Yukon 511 website for details on current Yukon road conditions.

Distances From Carmacks

Use our distance chart to find out how far it is to beautiful Five Finger Rapids or to Whitehorse and other places from Carmacks, Yukon.
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