Tagish, Yukon

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Tagish
Seagall on Tagish Bridge, 2003
Seagall on Tagish Bridge, 2003
Tagish is located in Yukon
Tagish
Tagish
Coordinates: 60°18′N 134°16′W / 60.300°N 134.267°W / 60.300; -134.267Coordinates: 60°18′N 134°16′W / 60.300°N 134.267°W / 60.300; -134.267
CountryCanada
TerritoryYukon
Population
(2016)
 • Total249
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)867
Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1996164—    
2001206+25.6%
2006222+7.8%
2011391+76.1%
2016249−36.3%

Tagish is an unincorporated community in Yukon, Canada. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Carcross, Yukon, on the Tagish Road at the northern end of Tagish Lake. The greater Tagish area also includes the Tagish Estates, Tagish Beach and Taku subdivisions, the latter two developed for cottages but now serving for many year-round homes. (California Beach is a part of Tagish Beach subdivision.) Tagish Beach and Taku have their own community hall. The population of Tagish in 2016 was 249.[1][2]

North-West Mounted Police post c. 1896–99

The Tagish Road was built in 1942 as part of an oil pipeline project, and the community sprouted around a bridge built over the narrow water between Tagish Lake and Marsh Lake.[1]

A previous community known as Tagish was located about 3 km south of the current community, along Tagish Lake. The North-West Mounted Police maintained a post in that community during the Klondike Gold Rush.[1]

The area code for Yukon is 867. In it, Tagish is served by prefix 399.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tagish (Yukon), The Canadian Encyclopedia, Retrieved 3 December 2018
  2. ^ Morin, Philippe (9 February 2017). Fewer Yukoners live in remote communities: Census 2016, CBC

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