Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures
A National Treasure
St. Elias Mountains© Parks Canada / Laura Gorecki
Behold! An empire of mountains and ice. Here in a vast international preserve, are most of the tallest peaks in North America and the largest icefields outside the polar caps. Over half the land mass is permanently draped in snow and ice – the remainder fosters forests and tundra and stable populations of eagles, grizzlies and other species often at risk elsewhere.
Rediscovering Dän Keyi (Our People’s Land)
Obsidian projectile point© Parks Canada / Fritz Mueller
The impressive natural landscape of Kluane is part of the traditional territory of the Southern Tutchone people represented in the Kluane region by the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Kluane First Nation. Today, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Kluane First Nation and Parks Canada are jointly responsible for the management of the park’s natural and cultural resources.