Location location location. Nestled between four mountain peaks and a large, bountiful lake system, CTFN and CTMC believes the entire past, present and future exists in these valleys, rivers and hills.
The land, all 1,554 square kilometers, belongs to the CTFN in the same way that Crown land belongs to the federal government. With Land Claims settled, CTFN owns the land, including subsurface rights, and has the power to legislate and zone parcels of land.
Doing business in Carcross with CTFN and CTMC means doing business with the people who own the land, and are interested in creating a stable and positive economic transformation without harming the environment, the community or the culture.
The key to creating and maintaining economic sustainability is developing the infrastructure to exploit the regions potential. Current plans and development to the region include:
- Resurrection and expansion of the recreational trail network on Montana Mountain for mountain bikers, hikers, skiers, and off road recreational vehicles. (2005-present)
- The creation of Carcross Commons Commercial Village. This retail/ market square/ performance and arts centre, which opened in May 2013, has transformed Carcross’ downtown core. (2010-present)
- Development of the Carcross Cabins: A secure, inexpensive and conveniently situated accommodation alternative (within proximity of the RCMP station and Montana Services) aimed at the adventure market clientele. (2010-present)
- Investing in existing infrastructure, i.e.: Montana Services (a multi-function retail business situated in Carcross on the Alaska Highway); and the Skookum Jim carving studio, a direct investment to local artisans and the potential within. (2009-present)
These are but a few of the initiatives taken on by CTFN and CTMC to fulfill the vision. For more information on the projects listed above and others, please visit the Opportunities page or contact us directly.