Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

Boating and Canoeing

Canoeing on Kathleen Lake
© Parks Canada / F. Mueller

Motorized boats are permitted on Kathleen Lake and Mush Lake. Canoeing possibilities in the park are limited to the major lakes, which should always be treated with caution. Strong winds occur suddenly and without warning. Always stay close to shore as water temperatures are extremely cold.

Backcountry Camping

April 1 to November 15 any overnight trips into Kluane National Park and Reserve require registration and the purchase of a Backcountry Permit. Bear resistant food canisters are mandatory in most areas.

From Victoria Day long weekend through Labour Day purchase permits, register and obtain food canisters at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre at the Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction or at the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre.

During the shoulder season self-register at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre at the Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction.