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.

What’s open (updated April 14, 2021)

Kathleen Lake

oTENTik

Reservations for Kathleen Lake oTENTik are open.

 For information on booking an oTENTik please refer to oTENTik.

Day Use Area is open

  • 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 water, 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.

What’s closed (updated April 14, 2021)

Visitor Centres

The Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre at Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction and the Thechàl Dhâl’ Visitor Centre are closed for the season.

Visitor facilities

Kathleen Lake Campground and oTENTik accommodation are closed for the season.

Camping during COVID-19 (updated April 14, 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.
  • Bring all the water you will need. No water will be available at the campground.
  • All 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.

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