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Overnight Backcountry Trips
Overnight camping is permitted without a permit throughout the entire Park & Reserve (except in the Kathleen Lake Day Use parking lot) from November 16 - March 31. Registration for overnight trips into the backcountry and the use of bear resistant food canisters are not required between November 16 and March 31.
© Parks Canada / F. Mueller
However, winter can be a hazardous time for backcountry wilderness travel. Visitors are responsible for their own safety and should file a travel plan with a friend or family member whether they are heading out for the day or on a multi-day trip. Visitors are also encouraged to carry satellite phones or personal locator beacons as cell phones are out of range in most areas of the park.
In the event of an emergency, park visitors need to be prepared for lengthy delays in search and rescue response times.
Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch
1-877-852-3100 (toll free)
1-780-852-3100 (Note: some satellite phones do not accept toll free numbers)
Note: While cell phones work in Haines Junction they are out of range in almost all areas of the park.