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The Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre located in the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction has extended its season and will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily until September 21st, 2014!
Just a reminder if you are going on an overnight trip in the park you are required to register and de-register and purchase a back-country permit. Approved bear resistant food canisters are mandatory for overnight trips in the park during this time. To register please be at the centre a minimum of one hour before closing.
ATTENTION: It’s Berry Season!
© Parks Canada / Lloyd Freese
© Parks Canada
Soapberry© Parks Canada
It’s easy to surprise a bear intent on eating berries.
Berry bushes are found throughout the park, often bordering trails, roads and campgrounds. Both black and grizzly bears are focusing on this critical food source right now.
To reduce the risk of a bear encounter:
- Make lots of noise while hiking or cycling on trails.
- Pay attention to your surroundings; look for fresh signs of bear activity such as tracks and scat.
- Be especially careful near soapberry patches.
- If you see a bear, back away slowly and leave the area.
Remember to report all bear sightings to park staff.
Blueberry© Parks Canada
Cranberry© Parks Canada
Crowberry© Parks Canada
This interactive discovery book, suitable for youth ages 6-11, offers a host of fun activities for youth to explore while visiting Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Complete three of the activities and you will earn a memento of your visit. Books can be picked up during the visitor season at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in the Da Kų Cultural Center in Haines Junction and at the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre.
For further information, visit Parks Canada Xplorers.
Encounters with the Sublime
“Encounters with the Sublime” is going to Dawson City. This exhibition of stunning black and white photographs of Kluane National Park and Reserve’s high mountain country will be opening at the Palace Grand Theatre this May, following a successful opening run in Haines Junction in November 2013, and a well-attended March 2014 run in Whitehorse.
The exhibition compares and contrasts works by two internationally known photographers of different eras: Sebastião Salgado, a renowned contemporary photojournalist from Brazil, and the late Bradford Washburn, a pioneering American mountaineer and geographer.
Parks Canada, the Yukon Arts Centre, and the Village of Haines Junction partnered to produce the exhibition with funding from the Yukon Arts Fund
Place: Arizona Charlie Rooms (adjacent to the Dress Circle)
Palace Grand Theatre, Dawson City
Dates: from May 31 to September 14 2014.
Time: Free public viewing daily 4:30- 5:30 p.m. or included with entry to other Palace Grand Theatre events.
Between April 1st and November 15th any overnight trips into Kluane National Park and Reserve require registration and the purchase of a Backcountry Permit. Bear resistant food canisters are mandatory. Canisters are provided free of charge with registration. A $100 damage deposit (credit card or cash) is required and will be refunded once the canister is returned.
Procedures for registering for overnight trips in the park
Purchase permits, register for your backcountry trip and obtain bear resistant food canisters at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction.
In the event of an emergency you should be prepared for lengthy delays in search and rescue response times due to weather conditions and/or the availability of both aircraft and rescue personnel. Please note that while cell phones work in Haines Junction they are out of range in almost all areas of the park.
You are responsible for your own safety.
Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch
1-877-852-3100 (toll free)
1-780-852-3100 (if calling from a satellite phone)