The Carcross Barracks

The Carcross Barracks in Carcross, Yukon, Canada | Market

Although it doesn't look like it now, our tiny village was a vital transportation hub and one of the most important communities in the Yukon Territory a century ago. Fine Local Arts & Crafts is sold here at The Carcross Barracks in Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada.

The Carcross Barracks, was built in 1920 as a private residence by Johnny Williams, a section foreman on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. He used local logs, a large roll of ship's canas and other odds bits that he gathered. Most of the large trees in the area had been cut down to build boats during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897-1898, so small logs had to be used. They were placed vertically; the unusual pieces were used to make the quaint rounded facade and porch.

The historic cabin later became the barracks, and office of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, and you can still have your picture taken in the jail cell. The stories of Sergeant Preston could have been written here, with the frigid winds howling outside and his husky King lying by the woodstove - if only these walls could talk!

Today, The Carcross Barracks, is used to showcase the work of artists who use their talents to create pieces that will bring the Spirit of the North into your home.

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P.O. Box 117, Carcross, YT Canada
(867) 821-4372
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