Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada


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Kluane National Park

KLUANE NATIONAL PARK


Established in 1972, this park offers some of the most varied habitat in the province. Within the 2,201,500 ha (22,015 sq. km) boundaries of Kluane National Park are the St. Elias Mountains which contain Canada's highest peaks and the world's largest non-polar icefields. Valley glaciers including the Donjek, Lowell and Kaskawulsh, many great rivers and their tributaries flow from these icefields.

A large movement of alpine glaciation, water and wind erosion and tectonic adjustments are constant and contribute to the park's young landscape.

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There are two major zones within Kluane: the icefields, which are largely inaccessible, and the greenbelt where a wide variety of plant, bird and wildlife thrive. Species such as Dall's sheep, grizzly bears, moose, lynx, wolves and wolverines as well as golden and bald eagles, ptarmigans, magpies, arctic terns and peregrine falcons. A variety of asiatic, coastal, arctic, northern prairie and western mountain species are found in the Kluane yet not outside it.

There are three basic life zones in the park; the grasslands in the low areas and valley bottoms, the montane forest zone of white spruce, aspen and poplar and the subalpine zone where the trees are stunted and gnarled. Above this is the alpine tundra, with its treeless expanse. Species such as arctic poppies, purple saxifrage, mountain heather and moss campion.

LOCATION
The park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon. Highway #3 follows the southeast section. The Alaska Highway #1, the Kluane Game Sanctuary and Kluane Lake from east to west. The park may be accessed by either Highway #1 or #3. There is no road access into the park.

PARK FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES

Camping
There is an unserviced campground at Kathleen Lake (41 sites). There are limited numbers of rough trails and campsites throughout the park.
Activities
Visitors with wilderness experience will enjoy camping, hiking, mountaineering, fishing and boating. Photography is a popular activity in the park and film presentations are given regularily.

Western Canada's National Parks

Kluane | Jasper | Banff | Yoho | Kootenay
Waterton Lakes | Pacific Rim | Glacier | Mt. Revelstoke



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Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada