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Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

Boating and Canoeing

© Parks Canada / F. Mueller


Motor boats are only permitted on Kathleen Lake and Mush Lake.

Motorboats are considered a motorized vehicle. The only areas where visitors are permitted to camp within two kilometers of their motorboat is at Kathleen Lake Campground and on the shores of Mush Lake.

Canoeing, Kayaking, and Packrafting

There are several non-motorized boating possibilities in the park on the major lakes and rivers. Possible lake trips include Mush and Bates Lakes, Kathleen and Louise Lake.

An exciting and remote river trip is the Jarvis-Kaskawulsh-Dezadeash River loop. Accessible from the Alaska Highway, the Jarvis-Kaskawulsh-Dezadeash River loop offers experienced whitewater paddlers an exhilarating 60 km trip of Class II+ rapids.

Overnight Registration

All backcountry overnight trips into the park between April 1 and November 15 require you to register and purchase a backcountry permit.  Bear resistant food canisters are mandatory in most areas. 

Overnight Registration