Economic Activity and Development
Tourism is increasingly important to the overall Yukon economy. Selkirk First Nation’s people value their history, culture, and traditions, and as a result, have joint management responsibilities for heritage sites such as Fort Selkirk.
Investments have been made by the First Nation’s development corporation in infrastructure for tourism and the private sector has invested in small business opportunities, such as river tours, crafts and food services.
In addition, Pelly Crossing is located close to Ddhaw Ghro,(a Habitat Protection), Ta'Tla Mun, a high-quality fly-in sport fishing lake, and to Llutsaw, an important wetland complex.
All three areas lie in the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation and have been identified as Special Management Areas under their Final Agreement. Development of management plans for these areas may allow the First Nation to build on the ecotourism potential.
For business investors, Pelly Crossing offers:
- An excellent quality of life
- A supportive, and responsive government
- Northern expertise in mining, telecommunications, construction and tourism
- Excellent funding and incentive programs
- Excellent communications and technology infrastructure including cell phone service and high speed internet access
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