Destruction Bay

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Destruction Bay
Welcome sign made on an old bulldozer
Welcome sign made on an old bulldozer
Destruction Bay is located in Canada
Destruction Bay
Destruction Bay
Coordinates: 61°15′15″N 138°48′24″W / 61.25417°N 138.80667°W / 61.25417; -138.80667Coordinates: 61°15′15″N 138°48′24″W / 61.25417°N 138.80667°W / 61.25417; -138.80667
Country  Canada
Territory  Yukon
Population (2011)
 • Total 35
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Destruction Bay is a small community on the Alaska Highway (historical mile 1083) in Canada's Yukon on Kluane Lake. Population in 2001 according to the Census was 43. The Yukon Government's Bureau of Statistics estimated the population at 59 in June 2005. Most recently, the population of Destruction Bay in 2011 has dropped to an estimated 35 people.

Populated mostly by non-aboriginal residents, community residents provide Yukon government services to residents in the area (school, highway maintenance), including nearby Burwash Landing and some tourism-related businesses along the Alaska Highway. The name is derived from the wind blowing down structures erected by the military during highway construction in 1942-43.

The community has a one room school serving kindergarten through grade eight.

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