Fed by glacial meltwaters from the world’s second highest coastal mountain range, the Alsek River offers an extraordinary opportunity for wilderness travel. From its source at the confluence of the Dezadeash and Kaskawulsh Rivers, it traverses 250 km of pristine wilderness through Kluane National Park & Reserve in the Yukon, Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia and Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve in Alaska. In 1986, the Alsek River in Kluane was named a Canadian Heritage River because of its outstanding examples of northern natural heritage.

Visitors to Kluane National Park and Reserve must follow applicable Yukon travel requirements.

Self-isolation is not permitted within Kluane National Park and Reserve and if required by territorial authorities, must be completed prior to your arrival.

Until border restrictions on non-essential travel change, rafting to Glacier Bay from Canada is not possible.

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