Pelly Crossing, Yukon


Pelly Crossing, Yukon

Pelly Crossing is a mainly First Nation unincorporated community in the Yukon, Canada. It lies where the Klondike Highway crosses the Pelly River. Population in 2008 was 291.

It is the home of the Selkirk First Nation, and home to the Northern Tutchone culture. Cultural displays and artifacts are housed in a replica of Big Jonathan House. Visitors can make the journey from Minto by boat to visit the original structure down the Yukon River at Fort Selkirk, an important historic and cultural site for the Northern Tutchone people.

History

Pelly Crossing post office opened 22 August 1960. [ Woodall, Robert G. (1976) "The Postal History of Yukon Territory, Canada", p. 234. Batley, Yorkshire, England: Harry Hayes, ISBN 0-905222-12-1]

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