Marsh Lake, Yukon Territory Canada

Discover Marsh Lake, Yukon: A Blend of History and Natural Beauty

Marsh Lake, Yukon, also known by its Lingít name, Kóoshdaa Xágu, is a charming unincorporated community nestled on the shores of Marsh Lake. Located southeast of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway, this area was organized in 2001 as a local area council, providing residents with a form of municipal government.

The Communities within Marsh Lake, Yukon

The municipal boundary of Marsh Lake, Yukon, stretches along the Alaska Highway from the Yukon River bridge east of Whitehorse. It encompasses all residential areas up to Judas Creek along the Alaska Highway. These residential subdivisions, each with its unique charm, are often referred to by their own names:

  • Army Beach
  • North M'Clintock
  • South M'Clintock
  • M'Clintock Valley Road
  • Judas Creek
  • Scout Bay
  • M'Clintock Place
  • Grayling Place
  • Old Constabulary
  • New Constabulary

Demographics of Marsh Lake, Yukon

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Marsh Lake, Yukon, had a population of 746. This figure represents a 7.2% increase from its 2016 population of 696. The community had 377 occupied private dwellings out of a total of 527. With a land area of 817.11 km2 (315.49 sq mi), Marsh Lake had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.4/sq mi) in 2021.

Services in Marsh Lake, Yukon

Marsh Lake, Yukon, is part of the Whitehorse Census Agglomeration. It is primarily a residential area, with most residents working and conducting their business in Whitehorse. Originally a cottage community, the ease of commute and the provision of power and phone services have made it possible for residents to live in the community year-round. However, many seasonal residences still exist.

The area is served by a volunteer fire and rescue service, and residents can access other emergency services out of Whitehorse through 911 calling. This blend of modern amenities and natural beauty makes Marsh Lake, Yukon, a delightful place to live or visit.