Top yukon national parks. Kluane national park and reserve haines junction yt a gem in the family of parks canada s national treasures kluane national park and reserve of canada covers an area of 21 980 square kilometres.
National parks are administered by parks canada a crown agency operating under the jurisdiction of the ministry of environment and climate change.
National parks yukon. National parks natural world in yukon territory. Kluane national park and reserve in full kluane national park and reserve of canada vast mountain wilderness with extensive ice fields in southwestern yukon northwestern canada the park is located about 100 miles 160 km west of whitehorse it borders wrangell st. Yukon national park in alaska borders canada along the yukon river.
Elias national park and preserve in alaska u s to the west and southwest and tatshenshini alsek wilderness provincial park. The preserve protects 115 miles of the 1 800 mile yukon river and the entire charley river basin. Some of these areas are established and some are in the process of being designated protected areas.
The kluane national park and reserve visitor centre is housed in the da kų cultural centre in haines junction so this one stop has a huge amount of helpful information and interesting exhibits. In 1984 northern yukon national park was born that was renamed to ivvavik national park in 1992. Rustic cabins attract visitors and echo the 1898 gold rush era.
Yukon has 8 territorial parks and 12 habitat protection or special management areas. For guidelines on hiking rafting overnight camping and interacting with wildlife in the park visit parks canada. See reviews and photos of national parks in yukon canada on tripadvisor.
Today the yukon territory has a total of three national parks or national park reserves. Yukon national parks ivvavik national park ivvavik meaning a place for giving birth a nursery in inuvialuktun the language of the inuvialuit is the first national park in canada to be created as a result of an aboriginal land claim agreement. It is a land of precipitous high mountains immense icefields and lush valleys that yield a.
Kluane high in the mountains of southwest yukon is a land of extremes. The park is home to canada s highest peak 5 959 metre mount logan its largest ice field and north america s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Canada s national parks are protected areas under the canada national parks act owned by the government of canada and administered for the benefit education and enjoyment of the people of canada and its future generations.
Yukon territory s first national park was established in 1972 with the foundation of the kluane national park and reserve.