Carmacks is a small village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway approximately 180 km north of Whitehorse. The population is 426 (Yukon Bureau of Statistics, June 2007). It is the home of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, a Northern Tutchone-speaking people.
Faro is a small town nestled in the Pelly mountains in south central Yukon, approximately 365 km northeast of Whitehorse on the Campbell Highway. Faro is well known in the extractive industry as it is was formerly home to one of the largest open pit lead–zinc mines in the world and numerous silver and other natural resource ventures. In June 2007, the town's population had decreased significantly from 2100 in 1982 to only 400. Although the mining industry has decreased over the years, Faro is improving its economy through marketing its pristine wilderness and unique wildlife sightings.
Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon and has a population of over 26,000. This accounts for approximately 75% of the territory's total population. It is a large municipality geographically as the city developed linearly along the Alaska Highway and Yukon River. Whitehorse is famous for natural parks and landscapes and is surrounded by the mountain peaks of Haeckel Hill, Mount McIntyre, Golden Horne and Grey Mountain.