Carmacks is located on the banks of the Yukon River on the Klondike Highway, 222 miles south of Dawson City and 110 miles from Whitehorse, and just 2 miles south of the Campbell Highway junction.
Visitor Information: Village of Carmacks, Box 113, Carmacks, YT Y0B 1C0.
|Carmacks was named for George Carmack, who established a trading post here before leaving to look for gold. His gold discovery on Bonanza Creek led to the Klondike Gold Rush. Carmacks was an important stop for Yukon River steamers traveling between Dawson City and Whitehorse, and it continues as a service centre for highway and river traffic.
Traveler facilities include lodging, dining, convenience/general stores, gas/diesel and camping at Hotel Carmacks and Sunrise Gas Services. Tatchun Centre General Store also has a laundromat and showers.