Quality of Life
Burwash Landing is home by choice to many people and for many reasons. The Kluane First Nation were the first people to make Burwash Landing their home. Others moved to Burwash Landing to take advantage of its proximity to the lakes, rivers, mountains, glaciers and wildlife that marks this region as one of the most sensational in the world.
In spring and summer, when the weather is warmer and the days are longer, people spend a lot of time outdoors. Some residents plant their gardens or greenhouses; with a lake right at the community, sport and commercial fishing is popular. Summer is also the time when people work at summer seasonal jobs, and this is a busy time for private businesses.
World class camping and hiking are at the doorstep of Burwash residents, as are wildlife and spectacular natural landscapes. Throughout the summer and early fall, many people pick wild blueberries, cranberries, mossberries and strawberries.
Winters bring with it outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, skating and ice-fishing. Indoor activities become part of the winter culture: some community members still work traditionally with bead work and tanned hides.