Kluane National Park and Reserve

Kluane National Park and Reserve

Kluane National Park and Reserve
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This huge park is well-known for its fantastic scenic landscape and its excellent opportunities for recreational activities.
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taramC5528KJ
London, Canada75 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Came to Haines Junction to get away. We traveled around the Kluane National park. Lots of trails. The solitude sounds of the wave and birds. The flowers, mountains and trees can’t help but be filled with wonder like a child. Dog loved it, my son loved it and as u can tell me too. We even took some time to skip some rocks. Monsquiros were large and feisty m- impressive lol
Written June 29, 2020
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half-Brit
Oregon Coast49,686 contributions
Jun 2012 • Friends
You don't even have to get out of your car to appreciate the beauty of this area!

Sure, you will experience amazing scenery if you hike into the park. But for those who are unable to hike much or simply do not have the time, there are some great views from the highway.

Going northbound, you first touch the park at Haines Junction - and on a clear day the view of the St. Elias Mountains is spectacular. These are some of the highest peaks in Canada.

Then you'll see the mountains as you drive, and will also come to beautiful Kluane Lake. We drove this highway in 1996, and at that time the road by the lake was narrow, winding, and carved out of the side of the mountain! Wow, they sure have improved the road - nowadays it's wide and smooth and follows the lakeshore.

We stopped at the visitor's center which was interesting and informative. There are several clean outhouses which are very handy! They have free binoculars so you can view the Dall sheep up on the high slopes. This is a favourite stop for tour coaches so it may be crowded - there was a big one pulling in just as we were leaving.

Allow time here to enjoy the scenery even if you don't hike :-)
Written July 26, 2012
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
May 2014
Arrive in Haines Junction at the face of the majestic chain of mountains. The ride from Whitehorse is easy on a good highway and takes about 2 hours. The Parks Canada and First Nations Centre at Haines Junction is well worth the stop. An amazing video gives you a great sense of the park. Staff enthusiastically respond to questions and help you determine things to do. Staff at the First Nations side of the building were very keen to show artifacts from their own family history and explain traditional ways. The First Nations people said they are very happy with the land claims and their negotiations with the federal government. We travelled on to Kathleen Lake and read about the Kokanee salmon. Beautiful walk along the shore. Picnic tables available but eat along the boardwalk as there is lest wind. From there we headed to Rock Glacier. Hiking up the hillside you arrive at the edge of the glacial till. A well marked path guides you up to the glacial till and then a path has been carved out of the stones. Incredible views once you reach the till. The St Elias mountIn range is amongst the highest in North America. Kluane Park is the largest protected area in the world. The road travels on to Haines Alaske but we turned around. Car rentals in Whitehorse usually only allow 200 km a day and then you pay .20/ km Gas is currently $1.39/ liter. To the north of Haines Junction is sheep Mountain with the long horn sheep but we turned around to get back to Whitehorse at a reasonable time. You don't need to worry about getting back before dark as sun sets in May after 11 pm. A must day trip!
Written May 28, 2014
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Andrew
Ottawa, Canada209 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
How does one begin to describe a too-short visit to part of the largest international UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Visitor Centre. Half a day can easily be spent at the latter, and two short hikes another day. The Rock Glacier climb, 40 km away, is over-rated, but a picnic lunch at Kathleen Lake is worthwhile.
Canada's tallest peak, Mount Logan, is not visible from the Alaska Highway, a surprise and a disappointment, but flights are available, $250 per person, which I'd try on another visit, weather permitting. A low ceiling meant flights cancelled on the day of our visit.
Nonetheless, the half-day drive along the Highway, admiring the snowy peaks of the St. Elias Mountains in the late afternoon sun, is unforgettable!
Written November 26, 2016
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GiselleIsabel
London, UK88 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Visited in Aug. 2018. During our trip in Canada we visited many parks: Banff, Jasper, Kluane, Babine, Muncho area etc.. Kluane is the best we visited. Banff is extremely tourist, Jasper a bit less touristic but Kluane is truly wild and authentic... we had a couple of trekking (Sheep creek, Auriol, King's throne etc..) and saw 2 bears (black bears). Compared to other parks this is something we have never seen so far (i'm Italian and quite used to the Alps..). it's like you are alone in the wild and the atmosphere is magic. the nature is also incredible here.. most of the time we were alone on the trails and the silence around us was scary and magic at the same time. I would also recommend to take your car and drive down to the border with U.S. go down the route of visiting Tatshenshini NP... because that road is stunning.... completely another world. My favorite trekking there was Sheep creek - stunning views!. One note.. the location is quite wild and remote so not many restaurant or mall. if you arrive late on your first night, make sure you have some instant food with you as a backup solution. also, it's quite windy and cold when the weather changes so extra layers always with you! enjoy!! Stay at least 3-4 days.
Written October 7, 2018
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OHMike64
Oak Harbor, WA261 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The problem with Kluane is that you won't get anywhere close to the really breathtaking scenery(Mt. Logan, icefields, glaciers) without taking an expensive flightseeing trip or a really long hike. If your plan is simply driving or day hiking, you will get some nice mountain and lake views. You might even see Dall sheep on Sheep Mountain. There is really nothing wrong with Kluane., but you will get better by visiting the Icefields Parkway(Banff/Jasper), where you can get better glacier views from the road and can get up close to a glacier and waterfalls with short hikes. Wildlife viewing is better along the Fort Nelson-Watson Lake stretch of the Alaska Hwy(black bears, stone sheep,moose, caribou, and wood bison). The mountain scenery is also just as good. In conclusion, for a short visit to Kluane. expect nice, not overwhelming.
Written July 3, 2017
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792Amanda
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We spent two nights in Haines Junction and the high spot - quite literally - was a 45-minute flight over the St Elias mountain range in a little 4-seater Cessna. Kluane National Park and Reserve is twice the size of Switzerland, and is flanked by three other massive Reserves. The mountains are growing by 2cm a year and it is very humbling, especially for a Brit, to see such a vastness where the mark of humankind is almost non-existent.
Written September 14, 2015
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Terry S
Whitehorse, Canada224 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
The majesty of the Yukon Area can be fully appreciated in Kluane Park. With the lake right there and fantastic vistas, you will not be disappointed.

There are a number of easy trails right near the entry, families with kids 5 and up could do the Shepard's Knoll hike and see wonderful vistas of Slims River and the mountains beyond.

Well worth taking some time to be in this quiet and wonderful place.
Written July 6, 2014
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MichiganOreo
michigan23 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
Took a 2 hour bus ride to Haines Junction for river rafting. Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Scenery is awesome. Saw no wildlife except for birds. Long day due to ride there and back.
Written June 25, 2012
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ap d
Toronto205 contributions
We stopped at the visitor centre as we entered Kluane National Park, and they made the visit. The staff were friendly, informative and spent a great deal of time explaining the geology and topology of the area - and made it fascinating! They also advised us of local places to go and things to see. We came back a second time because of their warm welcome and great advice! Consider visiting this World Heritage Site - it was wonderful!!!
Written December 22, 2010
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Kluane National Park and Reserve - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)