Beaver Creek
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For New Residents

The community of Pelly Crossing is located along the Klondike Highway and on the bank of the Pelly River, 282 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse and 254 km southeast of Dawson City.

With a current population of 332 (2012), Pelly Crossing is home to the Selkirk First Nation, a self-governing Yukon First Nation.

The Selkirk First Nation people used a number of sites in their traditional territory including Fort Selkirk and Minto Landing. The community of Pelly Crossing was established in the 1950’s when the Klondike Highway and the bridge were constructed. The Selkirk people were moved from Fort Selkirk and Minto to the newly established community.

Today, Fort Selkirk is an important heritage site and is jointly managed by the Selkirk First Nation and the Yukon Government.

Selkirk First Nation/Pelly Crossing Integrated Community Sustainability Plan
Provides background information and future planning of Selkirk First Nation and community of Pelly Crossing


There are approximately 115 private dwellings (2006) in Pelly Crossing, predominately single-detached dwellings, owned by the First Nation.

  • Yukon Housing Corporation
    Yukon Housing Corporation offers 11 staff units in Pelly Crossing and offers programs and services that enable home renovations, construction of additional rental suites, mortgages and financing.
  • Selkirk First Nation
    Provides information in how to obtain housing in Pelly Crossing.
  • Yukon Socio-Economic Web Portal
    Provides census information on housing statistics in Pelly Crossing.
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      The main employers in Pelly Crossing are with government: Federal, Territorial, and First Nation.  The private sector provides employment in the construction, mining, service industry, and tourism fields. 

      With increased mining activity in the Minto Region, employment opportunities are also increasing in the mining industry.

      • Selkirk First Nation
        Provides information on education and training opportunities, as well as employment opportunities with the First Nation.

      More Information?

      • Yukon Employment Central
        Provides job boards, employment counseling, workshops and more.
      • YuWIN
        Online employment resource for employers and job seekers, including current job listings, the Yukon labour market, career planning, education, and training.
      • Yukon Workfutures
        Guide to work opportunities in the territory that provides information on the labour market, working conditions, education, and employment prospects.
      • Invest Yukon: Yukon Employment Connection
        List of employment-related websites to help your search for employment.