Camping and travel restrictions and mandatory use of bear canisters

Issued: June 28, 2018

Issued 2018-06-28 (YYYY-MM-DD)

Time 8:05:46

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following activities are designated as restricted or prohibited within Kluane National Park & Reserve (as shown on the attached map):



Restrictions are in place that dictate camping locations and duration within the following areas from April 1 – November 15:

  • Alsek/Kaskawulsh Grizzly Bear Protection Area (including the Alsek River);

  • Upper Sheep-Bullion Plateau (1-night stay only); and

  • Cottonwood Trail between Kathleen Lake and Cottonwood Creek (random camping is permitted south of Cottonwood Meadows).

    Camping is prohibited within the following areas:

  • Within 2km of the nearest point of motorized access (with the exception of the Kathleen Lake Campground and on the shore of Mush Lake);

  • Base of Goatherd Mountain;

  • Lower Sheep-Bullion Plateau (April 1 – November 15); and

  • Sockeye Lake and Sockeye Creek area (July 15 – October 30).


Travel in and on Sockeye Lake and Sockeye Creek (outlet stream flowing into Louise Lake) area is prohibited from July 15 –October 30.



Use of personalized watercraft (including Sea-Doos, Wave Runners, JetSkis) is prohibited throughout Kluane National Park & Reserve.



Parachuting, skydiving, and BASE jumping (including wing-suit jumping) is prohibited throughout Kluane National Park & Reserve.



All overnight travel without the use of an approved bear resistant food container in Kluane National Park & Reserve is restricted from April 1 – November 15, except in the following areas:

  • Kluane Icefields;

  • Kathleen Lake Campground (when attractants are secured in a motor-vehicle, or one of the food lockers supplied in the campground); and

  • Mush Lake Backcountry Campsite (when attractants are secured in a motor-vehicle).

When camping and travelling overnight between April 1 and November 15, all food, garbage, and other attractants must be carried and stored in approved bear resistant food containers. For the purpose of this order, approved bear-resistant food containers are those products listed as certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee ( Approved bear-resistant food containers are also available from the Park Visitor Centres, or by making prior arrangements by calling 867-634-7250.


Original signed by: Diane Wilson
Field Unit Superintendent, Yukon

June 7, 2018


Provisions of Yukon First Nation Final Agreements, court decisions, and other aboriginal rights, as reached through an agreement with Canada, may take precedence over any restrictions/prohibitions made under these Regulations.