Kluane National Park and Reserve

Kluane National Park and Reserve

Infobox_protected_area | name = Kluane National Park and Reserve
iucn_category = II

caption = Location of "Kluane National Park" in Canada
locator_x = 9
locator_y = 92
location = Yukon, Canada
nearest_city = Haines Junction
lat_degrees = 60
lat_minutes = 45
lat_seconds = 11
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 137
long_minutes = 30
long_seconds = 37
long_direction = W
area = 22,013 km²
established = 1976
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = Parks Canada

Kluane National Park and Reserve are two units of Canada's national park system, located in the extreme southwestern corner of Yukon Territory. Kluane National Park Reserve was established in 1976, covering 22,016 square kilometres.

The park includes the highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan (5,959 metres) of the Saint Elias Mountains. In fact, mountains and glaciers dominate the park's landscape, covering 82% of its area. It contains close to 105 species of birds, including such birds as the Rock Ptarmigan and the mighty Golden and Bald Eagle.


A day-use area with boat launch, picnic facilities and campground is located at Kathleen Lake, and is operated from mid May to mid September.Cite web| url= http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane/activ/index_e.asp | title= Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada Activities | year= 2006 | month= July | accessdate= 2007-04-18| author= Parks Canada | authorlink= Parks Canada]
Hiking is a popular activity, on trails such as St. Elias Lake, Mush Lake Road, Shorty Creek, Cottonwood, Rock Glacier, King's Throne, Kokanee, Auriol, Dezadeash River Trail, Alsek Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, Bullion Plateau Trail, Slims West or Soldiers Summit. Rafting on Alsek River (a Canadian Heritage river), mountain biking on old mining roads, horseback riding through the "Alsek Pass", boating on Kathleen Lake and Mush Lake as well as fishing for lake trout, arctic grayling, rainbow trout, northern pike and sockeye salmon are also among activities available in the park.

World Heritage Site

The bi-national Kluane-Wrangell-St. Elias-Glacier Bay-Tatshenshini-Alsek park system comprising Kluane, Wrangell-St Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatshenshini-Alsek parks, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for the spectacular glacier and icefield landscapes as well as for the importance of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall sheep habitat.

ee also

*National Parks of Canada
*List of National Parks of Canada
*List of Yukon parks
*List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas


External links

* [http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane/index_e.asp Parks Canada website for Kluane NP]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/72 World Heritage site]

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