Camping and bear-resistant food containers

Issued: June 22, 2020

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the Superintendent may, where it is necessary for the proper management of the Park, designate certain activities as restricted or prohibited. Effective immediately, and until further notice, the following activities are hereby designated as restricted or prohibited within Kluane National Park & Reserve:

Camping

Camping locations and duration are restricted* from June 22 – November 15 in the following areas:

  • Alsek/Kaskawulsh Grizzly Bear Protection Area (camping locations are specified);
  • Upper Sheep-Bullion Plateau (1-night stay only); and
  • Cottonwood Trail (camping locations between Kathleen Lake Day Use Area and Cottonwood Creek are specified)

More details regarding the nature of these camping related restrictions can be obtained by calling 867-634-7207 or emailing pc.kluaneinfo.pc@canada.ca.

Camping is prohibited in 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 (June 22 – November 15);
  • Sockeye Lake and Sockeye Creek area (July 15 – October 30);
  • Kluane Icefields (except at the Icefields Discovery Camp).

Bear-resistant food containers

When camping and travelling overnight in Kluane National Park & Reserve between June 22 and November 15, all food, garbage, and other attractants must be stored in approved bear resistant food containers, except in the following areas:

  • Icefields Discovery Camp (N 60°40’29”; W -139°47’00”);
  • Kathleen Lake Campground (when attractants are secured in a motor-vehicle, or one of the food lockers supplied in the campground);
  • Mush Lake Backcountry Campsite (when attractants are secured in a motor-vehicle); or
  • With written permission from the Superintendent.

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 for free from the Park: Call 867-634-7207 or email pc.kluaneinfo.pc@canada.ca to make prior arrangements.

By order of: Field Unit Superintendent, Yukon

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