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. The population in 2001, according to the Census, was 43.[2] The population was 55 at the 2006 census. Most recently, the population of Destruction Bay in 2011 has dropped to 35 people.[1]

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.


  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada. Released October 24, 2012. "Destruction Bay, Yukon (Code 6001049) and Yukon, Yukon (Code 6001) (table)". Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts" (PDF). Exective Council Office, Government of Yukon. May 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2014. 

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