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Burwash Landing

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Situated along the western shore of Kluane Lake, the largest lake in the Yukon, is Burwash Landing. It is located in the Shakwak valley, on the perimeter of Kluane National Park and the Tachal Region. Burwash Landing is on the Alaska Highway about 285 kilometres from Whitehorse and 127 km northwest of Haines Junction.

Burwash Landing is the home of the Kluane First Nation. Southern Tutchone people have inhabited the Kluane area for countless generations. The current site of Burwash Landing was a traditional summer camp location. After the Jacquot brothers built a trading post in the early 1900s, First Nations people began to settle nearby. Burwash Landing had its 100th anniversary in 2004. Burwash became the administrative centre for the Kluane First Nation following construction of the Alaska Highway.

Source: Yukon Community Profiles

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