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  • Attractions

    Kluane Museum of Natural History

    Explore the natural history of Kluane National Park and Reserve through world-class wildlife exhibits and native displays. The museum features displays of over 70 different animal species as well as native artifacts of the Southern Tutchone people. (Burwash Landing at Historic Mile 1093 on the Alaska Highway)

  • Activities

    Hiking in the Park

    Hiking is the most popular activity in Kluane with trails for novice walkers right up to the most experienced hikers. Whether you want a 15-minute self-guiding interpretive trail or a 5-day excursion over mountain passes and roaring creeks, Kluane has it! Check in at the Visitor's Center for more information.

    Flightseeing

    The most unforgettable way to see the otherwise inaccessible icefields is by air. Helicopter tours are available to take you soaring over the park's stunning icy peaks.

    Camping

    The Kathleen Lake Campground is the park's highway-accessible recreation and camp site. There are boat launch facilities, picnic shelters, 39 camp sites with potable water, firewood, bear-proof storage lockers, and outhouses. The campground operates from mid-May to mid-September.

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    Kluane's varied landscape means a number of different habitats for wildlife species. Along with its non-polar icefields, the park's greenbelt offers its home to the many species of wildlife in this reserve. The largest subspecies of moose in the world, some weighing up to 800 kilograms, range through the park's lower alpine region. Solitary grizzly bears cross between alpine clearings and vales. There are around 4000 Dall sheep, the park's most abundant large animal. Woodland caribou, mountain goat, black bear, wolverine, lynx, red fox and wolf populations share the landscape with the smaller muskrat, mink, marmot, otter, beaver, snowshoe hare and squirrel. The Arctic grayling, lake trout and pike abound in lakes and streams. Some 150 species of birds have been observed in Kluane, including golden eagle, bluebird and ptarmigan.

  • History

    For as long as 4500 years, ancestors of the Southern Tutchones have lived in camps on the lakeshores and valleys hunting caribou and moose and fishing for salmon or char, their most reliable food.

    Between 1890 and 1891, Jack Dalton was the first white man to explore the Kluane interior, who later built his own trading post at Neskatabeen and later guided miners and prospectors to the Yukon gold fields. A Canadian-American mountaineering team first successfully ascended Mount Logan in 1925. From the 1930's onwards, mountaineering became the dominant activity in the region, attracting adventurers from around the world.

    In 1976, the national park was established and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, it attracts over 29,000 visitors annually.

  • More Information

    Kluane National Park and Reserve

    Parks Canada's page with visitor information and facts on the park.