Takhini Hot Springs is a natural hot springs located just outside the border of Whitehorse, in Yukon, Canada. Known and used for centuries by the First Nations People, it was first turned into a commercial venture about one hundred years. During the 1940s, the pool – at that time made of wood and canvas – was used by United States Army while they constructed the Alaska Highway. In 1950 a concrete pool was built and that was later replaced by the existing pool and building in the 1970s. Today, it is a locally run business which incorporates two pools at different temperatures and has a campground with over 80 sites. It is a historic site and a very popular destination for tourists and locals.
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