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Matthew Watson General Store

1 Bennett Avenue, Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0, Canada
+1 867-821-3501
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“for sale” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
“tourist trap” (3 reviews)
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1 Bennett Avenue, Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0, Canada
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+1 867-821-3501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I went to Yukon Territory, I did a fair bit of research, and read a lot of reviews about this store. I kept seeing the phrase "tourist trap", which made me smile even before I got there. Growing up in a trapping area, I...More

1  Thank Daniel S
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Best. Review. Ever. Thank you for your insightful comments. You have absolutely understood who and what we want our store to be! Last summer, I tried to get out of Trip Advisor. I felt like we were under scrutiny for things that were not really...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to grab some snacks on the way to Whitehorse. The owners said they heard tourists where in town and quickly opened up shop for the first day of the season. They were extremely friendly and helpful! Despite being closed for winter the shop...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Stopped here while checking out Carcross. The store offers "passport" stamps for those with the national park passport books. The store is decent sized and has lots of items for sale.

Thank Ravekid
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Some trinkets here you may not find elsewhere. Interesting collevtion of Ak. Made items. Don't forget to stamp you passport!

1  Thank spencers1621
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Tourist trap store right by the station, ice cream mere inches away, perfect. Lots of the usual tourist trinkets, but some very neat stuff lurking in the store that you don't often see. Sort of old fashioned in a way. Interesting place not to be...More

Thank Tom W
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

There is that phrase "tourist trap" again. We have many old animal traps on display but we never use any of them to trap tourists! We prefer for people to wander into our store of their own free will and exit the same way! ;)...More

Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great little store in Carcross. If you have kids.... they'll think it's a cool place to check out. It's really a tourist trap... but it's nice inside, be sure to check out the actual old vintage stuff that is on the walls and behind the...More

Thank bigcahoon
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2016

Thank you for your review. Nice to hear you thought our store is nice. Alas, as we do not charge admission to get into our store, I am not really sure what you mean by "tourist trap"... The antiques and artifacts really add the ambience...More

Reviewed September 11, 2016

A destination stop on the way back from Caribou Crossing. Small town, but excellent atmosphere. The local residents are friendly. The general store is packed with a number of souvenirs reasonably priced. Best compliment - the ice cream. Order a small cone, and you feel...More

Thank aeh0912
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

What an enthusiastic review! We work so hard and your compliments let us know that it is all so worth it! Glad you enjoyed our ice cream!

Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This store smells wonderful when waffles cones are being made next door! They have a wide variety of gift ideas, mugs, jewellery, gem stones, t-shirts etc. Too much to mention! I enjoyed browsing thoroughly.

Thank Janice L
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2016

Thanks for the great review. I appreciate your comments re:what we sell and how nice the store smells! Refreshing not to have our behaviour on review!

Reviewed August 16, 2016

really get the ambiance of the date/time of the Yukon territory when it was a hustling/bustling place, and the ice cream is not bad either. some fine souvenirs too. don't go in expecting good service, they are the only game in town and they know...More

Thank Steve B
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

Thank you, Steve, for the five stars and positive comments about the ice cream! It worries me that you felt the level of service was not up to par. You even comment that you did not find the Yukon as a whole to be a...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016

Stopped in Carcross on our way to Skagway. Popped into this 100 year old general store. Walls are lined with several old bottles and tin cans, really cool. Merchandizing is evident with lots of shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, hats and shoes/boots. Great store to browse and,...More

Thank Darlene K
MWGS1898, Owner at Matthew Watson General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thank you Darlene! Your kind words mean a great deal to us! Nice to know you had a pleasant experience in our store. We are very proud of our hard work! Hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable too!

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LORIANNE P
What are the store hours please?
June 28, 2016|
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Response from MWGS1898 | Property representative |
9:00 am-5:30pm 7 days a week!
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