Skookum Jim helped define the Yukon in several ways.
He got his nickname “Skookum Jim” while working as a packer on the Chilkoot Trail. In the late 1800s, He assisted William Ogilvie’s in his explorations of the southern Yukon.
Points of Interest
Totem poles have deep meaning to the Carcross Tagish people, representing clan stories and accomplishments. The Carcross Tagish carving program started in 2006...Read more
This is the commercial centre built by the Carcross Tagish First Nation. The buildings are painted with the clan crests. A large playground was built in 2016 and each year the commons...Read more
Scoop’em Jim’s Ice Cream and Gelato
Okay, we shouldn’t play favorites, but we will... Carcross has plenty of great ice cream shops (there are four different ice cream stores in this tiny town), but the top of the heap according to the local kids is Scoop’em Jim’s. It serves dozens of delicious gelato, sorbet and ice cream flavours. And they have one of the best names ever.Read more