Despite its name, Destruction Bay is an easy-going and welcoming community. Visitor services, friendly locals and an unbeatable view make it a Not-To-Miss stop. For over half a century, Talbot Arm motel, store, gas station, RV park and service station have provided travellers a friendly stop along the Alaska Highway. Located on the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake, Talbot Arm is a perfect stop-over whether you are heading to Alaska, Dawson City, or planning to drive along the famous Dempster Highway.

Conveniently located midway between the Alaska communities of Haines and Tok, Talbot Arm is a natural stop to explore scenic Kluane Lake and Kluane National Park, and the nearby lakeshore community of Burwash Landing with its interesting Kluane Museum.





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Destruction Bay

Located approximately midway on the western shore of of the spectacular Kluane Lake, Destruction Bay serves as an ideal base to explore this corner of Yukon that visitors often pass by.  You can walk miles along the tranquil lakes shore without seeing another soul or you can drop a fishing line and try your luck at catching a lake trout or one of the other cold water species.  These frigid waters make for the most delicious fish, and catching it yourself in these spectacular surroundings makes it even more amazing!

While we are steps away from this beautiful  turquoise lake, we also sit next to to Kluane National Park and Reserve where wildlife is abundant and it is not unusual to see grizzly bears!

  • Explore scenic Kluane Lake
  • Fishing Including the Fishing Derby
  • Local Walks and Hikes
  • Explore Burwash Landing and its Museum


  • Whitehorse, Yukon: 265 km (165 miles)
  • Burwash Landing, Yukon: 16 km (10 miles)
  • Haines Junction, Yukon: 106 km (65 miles)
  • Alaska Border North: 225 km (140 miles)
  • Haines, Alaska: 350 km (220 miles)
  • Tok, Alaska: 375 km (235 miles)
  • Fairbanks, Alaska: 700 km (440 miles)

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