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Facts About Carmacks
Carmacks is a village in Yukon, Canada, on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway, and at the west end of the Robert Campbell Highway from Watson Lake.
Carmacks is the home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, a Northern Tutchone-speaking people.
The name of the settlement comes from George Carmack who, in 1891, found coal nearby.
Carmacks is the only place in Yukon to be considered a designated place.
Carmacks became incorporated as a village on November 1, 1984.
The Estimated Population of Carmacks is 493.
Carmacks is served by Klondike Highway by cars and Carmacks Airport by air.
Every February, Carmacks hosts a checkpoint for both the long-distance Yukon Quest sledge dog race and the Yukon Arctic Ultra foot/ski/bike race.
Carmacks is 1,770 ft above sea level.
Carmacks has a 91.4% First Nations population the majority of which belong to the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations.