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Kluane National Park & Reserve

Mountaineering Permits

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All persons spending time within the Icefield Ranges of Kluane National Park & Reserve between April 1st and Nov 15th must have a Mountaineering Permit. An Aircraft Landing Permit must be obtained for each and every landing within the Icefields. Landing Permits are issued as part of your Mountaineering Permit.

Applying for your Mountaineering Permits

Mountaineering groups must apply for permits at least one month in advance of the start of your trip. Failure to do so will result in delays in processing your application. To apply, the Expedition Leader must:

Submit all of the above information for your expedition, as a package, to:

Applications will not be reviewed during the winter months. Review will commence April 1st for the upcoming season.

Once your application is received completed and payment has been processed, you will be provided a copy of your Mountaineering Permit for signature. Once it has been signed and returned electronically you are clear to begin your trip.

Guide Permits

All persons intending to guide a mountaineering expedition into Kluane National Park & Reserve require a license to do so. Please contact Kluane National Park & Reserve for a Business License Package.

Guides in the icefields must be Full Mountain Guides as recognized by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or an equivalent international association.


It is mandatory that each expedition deregister in person, by phone or by email with park staff as soon as possible upon completion of the trip.

Failing to deregister is a violation of Park Regulations and will result in a search being initiated. If you fail to check back in you may be financially responsible for the search.