Canada/YT: Burwash Landing
This tiny settlement along the Alaska Highway sits in another picturesque spot on the shores of Kluane Lake on one side and the mountains of the Kluane National Park on the other. Unlike other small settlements around, this one however dates back several hundred years and is home to the local Athabaskan aboriginal people aka First Nations as they are known in Canada. There’s about 50 people still living here and almost all of them are Athabascans. Burwash Landing is actually the administrative center of Kluane First Nation. The little village feels almost lost in a time warp – old wooden log house seem abandoned, the historic log church looks very weathered and old, and the Burwash Landing Resort is most certainly empty. Burwash Landing is also famous for having the world’s largest gold pan.