Carmacks, Yukon Territory, Canada

The Mushers are making their way towards Carmacks. The Quest Mushers are beginning to arrive and the Quest 300 mushers are just heading out on the trail to the Carmacks Check Point.

The Village of Carmacks was named after miner George Washington Carmack. He found coal in 1893 and built a trading post near the present site of Carmacks. He also started a coal mine on the Yukon River. Carmack is credited with discovering the gold in the Dawson region with Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie that started the Klondike Gold Rush.

Carmacks is the home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, a Northern Tutchone people.