North American National Park #20: Kluane National Park, Yukon

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North American National Park #20: Kluane National Park, Yukon

North American National Park #20: Kluane National Park, Yukon

When I tell people about Kluane National Park, I often get a quizzical look. Kluane isn’t well known, even amongst Canadians. I’m guessing this is due to it being in the Yukon which doesn’t have a very large population.

Kluane is located in the southwestern most corner of the Yukon, bordering Wrangle-St. Elian National Park in Canada and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia. Collectively they form the Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kluane mostly consists of high mountains which are covered in glaciers year round. As such, most of the park cannot be explored by car or on foot. If you visit Kluane, I’d highly recommend taking a plane flight over the glacier fields. It is unique perspective of something which few people ever get to see.

In addition to the glaciers, you can also see Mt. Logan, which is highest point in Canada.

Kluane is an easy visit if you happen to be driving along the Alaskan Highway in the summer months.

View the complete list of US and Canadian National Parks I have visited.

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  1. I’ve never heard of Kluane National Park. It looks beautiful. I’d love to plan a trip across Canada someday that includes amazing places like this.

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