Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

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Facilities and Services

The Kluane National Park Visitor Centres and Kathleen Lake Campground and day use shelter are closed for the season and will reopen Friday, May 16, 2014.

Roads in the Park

The access gates for Mush Lake Road, A'ay Chu East and A'ay Chu West (Slim's East and West) are closed for the season.


Backcountry Camping

Between April 1st and November 15th any overnight trips into Kluane National Park and Reserve require registration and the purchase of a Backcountry Permit.

Between April 1st and November 15th bear resistant food canisters are mandatory for any overnight trips in Kluane National Park and Reserve. 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.

Between November 15th and April 1st registration and the purchase of a backcountry permit for overnight trips into the park is NOT required and bear resistant food canisters are NOT required. You should file a travel plan with a friend or family member whether you are heading out for the day or on a multi-day trip.

Procedures for registering for overnight trips in the park

April 1 – May15, 2014

Self-register at the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction. A self registration kiosk is located at the front door of the Visitor Centre.

Visitors must call 867-634-7207 to arrange a time with Parks Canada staff to pick up the mandatory bear resistant food canisters. It is strongly recommended that this arrangement is made in advance of your arrival to Haines Junction.

May 16 – September 1, 2014

Purchase permits, register for your backcountry trip and obtain bear resistant food canisters at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre, open 9am to 5pm daily, at the Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction or at the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre, open 9am to 4pm daily.

Visitor Safety

Please note that emergency response by Park staff may be delayed.

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)