For New Residents
Beautiful, quiet and restful, the community of Tagish is located 103 kilometers from Whitehorse, and 33 kilometers from Carcross, on the Southern Lakes Loop, one of the most scenic drives in the Yukon Territory. Tagish is the Tagish Athapaskan word for ‘break up’ of ice.
Tagish has a diverse population of people, some part-time residents own summer homes, while many live year-round. In 2012, the population of Tagish was 391 residents.
An active Local Advisory Council advises on the development of the Tagish community.
Tagish is the original home of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN), a self-governing First Nation with its administrative centre located in the town of Carcross.
"We who are Tagish and we who are Tlingit, our heritage has grown roots into the earth since the olden times. Therefore we are part of the earth and the water."
The Tagish Community Association boasts a large indoor community centre an outdoor skating rink, a playground, ball field and horseshoe pitch. The main hall of the community centre is available for meetings, workshops, and more and has a well-stocked kitchen.
As of 2011, there were 432 private dwellings, the majority of them single-detached, privately owned homes.