Flightseeing & Air Access
© Parks Canada / Fritz Mueller
Covering 21,980 square kilometres of mountains and glaciers, Kluane is one of Canada’s largest national parks. To truly appreciate its majestic scale and diverse landscapes, there’s only one option: take to the skies.
Several local companies offer flightseeing tours that take visitors deep into the park’s untouched interior. Hop aboard a prop plane or helicopter for a high-altitude view of the Icefield Ranges, home to Canada’s highest peaks and largest icefields. See massive rivers of ice from on high and maybe even spot wildlife far below.
Want an even closer look? Special tours touch down in the midst of the icefields, enabling visitors to stay and explore for a few hours or a few days.
Icefield Discovery basecamp© Elise Maltin
Soak up views of Canada’s highest peak, 5,959-metre Mount Logan – visible only from the park’s remote interior – or camp on icefields in the snow, even in summer.
The Icefield Discovery base camp, situated in the heart of the Icefield Ranges, offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the icefields.
In most cases aircraft are not allowed to land in the park, but there are designated landing areas to support longer hiking trips, Alsek River trips and mountaineering expeditions.
Aircraft Landing Permits
Bighorn Lake© Parks Canada
An Aircraft Landing Permit must be obtained for each and every landing within the park. This is the responsibility of the hiking/rafting/mountaineering party. Aircraft Landing Permits may be obtained at the Haines Junction and Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centres.
The following companies are currently licensed to land in the park.