Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.


Important information about your visit to Kluane National Park and Reserve

If you are a Yukon resident or you meet the conditions for entry to Yukon, and are not required to self-isolate, you are welcome to visit Kluane National Park and Reserve and participate in Parks Canada programming.

Please respect all local travel restrictions for communities in or near Parks Canada places:

  • Avoid entering vulnerable communities while travelling to and from the site. Follow travel advisories issued by First Nation governments and communities: https://cyfn.ca/covid-19/
  • If a First Nations government or community has not issued an advisory, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6 +1 : https://yukon.ca/en/practisesafe6/home
  • Follow the advice and guidelines from public health experts—in Yukon this includes practising the Safe 6 + 1
  • Be self-sufficient and come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer, masks for everyone in your group, water and snacks.

What’s open (updated June 11, 2021)

Visitor Centres

Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre at Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction is open.

  • 9 am to 7 pm, daily (registrations until 6 pm)

The Thechàl Dhâl' Visitor Centre is open.

  • 10 am to 4 pm, daily (registrations until 3 pm)

Interpretive Programs

 Interpretive program schedule

Kathleen Lake

Campground

Kathleen Lake Campground is open for the season.

  • The campground operates by self-registration on a first come-first serve basis. Payment can be made at the campground kiosk.
  • Campfires are allowed in established rings at each campsite only. Firewood will be supplied on site.
  • Outhouses will be cleaned twice daily. RV visitors are asked to use their RV toilet when possible.
  • Parks Canada is following territorial guidelines and requirements with respect to group size restrictions, currently limiting visitors to camping within your combined household bubble. Group camp sites will be treated as individual camping sites.

oTENTik

Reservations for Kathleen Lake oTENTik are open.

 For information on booking an oTENTik please refer to oTENTik.

Day Use Area

  • Kathleen Lake Day Use Shelter is open
  • Campfires are allowed in established rings only. Firewood supplied on site.

Please be as self-sufficient as possible, practice excellent hygiene and maintain a two-metre distance from people outside your combined household bubble. Pack everything you need and bring your own soap, and hand sanitizer. Details.

Backcountry hiking and camping

Overnight backcountry permits/safety registration are required for all overnight activities in Kluane National Park and Reserve between April 1 and November 15. From April 1 to May 20, 2021 you are required to self register. Approved bear resistant food canisters are mandatory.

 For details on how to register, please refer to Overnight registration.

Alsek River

Visitors are able to obtain permits for rafting the section of the Alsek River within Kluane National Park and Reserve. Please refer to the Rafting the Alsek River page for all the details on how to register for Alsek River rafting trips.

  • Commercial operators will need a Parks Canada Business License, along with a COVID-19 Operational Plan as required by Yukon Government regulations.
  • If you have scheduled a rafting trip with the park please contact us to discuss your options.
  • If you have a made a reservation with a commercial operator please contact them directly for information about your booking.

Boating and Fishing

Boating and Fishing is open on approved lakes and rivers:

  • Kathleen Lake
  • Mush Lake
  • Dezadeash River to confluence with Kaskawulsh
  • St Elias Lake

Kluane National Park and Reserve fishing licences can be purchased at Fas Gas and Top Spot in Haines Junction.

What’s closed (updated June 11, 2021)

All visitor facilities and services are open

Camping during COVID-19 (updated June 11, 2021)

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

Kathleen Lake Campground

The 2021 camping season at Kathleen Lake Campground runs from May 21 to September 18.

  • The campground operates by self-registration on a first come-first serve basis. Payment can be made at the campground kiosk.
  • Outhouses will be cleaned twice daily. RV visitors are asked to use their RV toilet when possible.
  • Parks Canada is following territorial guidelines and requirements with respect to group size restrictions, currently limiting visitors to camping within your combined household bubble. Group camp sites will be treated as individual camping sites.

For more information please refer to Kathleen Lake.

oTENTik

The 2021 oTENTik season is from May 21 to Septmeber 18.

  • Reservations are highly recommended
  • Bookings can be made at the Visitor Centre in Haines Junction as a walk-in if an oTENTik is available. Parks Canada cannot guarantee walk-in availability

For more information please refer to oTENTik.

Backcountry Camping

Use of all trails and routes for backcountry camping is permitted.

  • Registration and de-registration is mandatory for all overnight use in Kluane National Park and Reserve between April 1 and November 15.
  • From April 1 to May 20, 2021 you are required to self register.
  • The use of approved bear-resistant food canisters is mandatory.
  • Commercial operators may operate in the park with a Kluane National Park and Reserve Business License and COVID-19 Operational Plan in accordance with Yukon Government regulations.

 For details on how to register, please refer to Overnight registration.

Your safety when visiting
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between yourself and others.
  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Kluane Natinoal Park and Reserve. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by members of the public.
  • Come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer, masks for everyone in your group, water and snacks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.

Stay informed

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