Champagne Landing

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Champagne Landing
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Champagne Landing is located in Canada
Champagne Landing
Champagne Landing
Coordinates: 60°47′9″N 136°28′50″W / 60.78583°N 136.48056°W / 60.78583; -136.48056Coordinates: 60°47′9″N 136°28′50″W / 60.78583°N 136.48056°W / 60.78583; -136.48056
Country Canada
Territory Yukon
Area
 • Land4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total25
 • Density5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11
Increase4.2%
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Champagne Landing is a small First Nations settlement on the Alaska Highway (historical mile 968, between Whitehorse and Haines Junction) in Canada's Yukon. The few residents are citizens of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.[1] The resident population was 25 in the Canada 2011 Census.[2]

History[edit]

Champagne is on the Dezadeash River, one of the tributaries of the Alsek. The original Dalton Trail connected to this settlement, and a roadhouse was built there in 1902. The Alaska highway no longer routes through the community, having been rerouted in the fall of 2002. The old roadway is still open to provide access. Many residents have moved to Haines Junction, where their nation has more services available.

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