Destruction Bay

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Destruction Bay
Welcome sign made on an old bulldozer
Welcome sign made on an old bulldozer
Destruction Bay is located in Canada
Destruction Bay
Destruction Bay
Coordinates: 61°15′15″N 138°48′24″W / 61.25417°N 138.80667°W / 61.25417; -138.80667Coordinates: 61°15′15″N 138°48′24″W / 61.25417°N 138.80667°W / 61.25417; -138.80667
 • Land13.57 km2 (5.24 sq mi)
 • Total55
 • Density4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Destruction Bay is a small community on the Alaska Highway (historical mile 1083) in Canada's Yukon on Kluane Lake. The population in 2001, according to the Census, was 43.[2] The population was 55 at the 2006 census. The population of Destruction Bay in 2011 has dropped to 35 people.[3] Most recently, the population increased by 57% to 55 individuals at the 2016 census.

Populated mostly by non-aboriginal residents, community residents provide Yukon government services to residents in the area (school, highway maintenance), including nearby Burwash Landing and some tourism-related businesses along the Alaska Highway. The name is derived from the wind blowing down structures erected by the military during highway construction in 1942–43.

The community has a one-room school serving kindergarten through grade eight.


  1. ^ a b "Census Profile". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts" (PDF). Executive Council Office, Government of Yukon. May 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. Released October 24, 2012. "Destruction Bay, Yukon (Code 6001049) and Yukon, Yukon (Code 6001) (table)". Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Retrieved July 30, 2015.

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