“a land of high mountains, large icefields,& lush lower valleys”
Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada covers an area of 21,980 square kilometres. It is a land of precipitous, high mountains, immense icefields and lush valleys that yield a diverse array of plant and wildlife species and provides for a host of outdoor activities. Kluane National Park and Reserve is also home to Mount Logan (5959 m/19,545 ft), Canada's highest peak. As part of a larger system of national parks and historic sites found throughout Canada, Kluane National Park and Reserve protects and presents a nationally significant example of Canada's North Coast Mountains natural region and the associated regional cultural heritage. Fostering public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Kluane National Park and Reserve while ensuring ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations is Parks Canada's goal. Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the southwestern corner of the Yukon, near Haines Junction. The Alaska and Haines highways skirt the eastern boundary of the park along the frontal Kluane National Park & Reserve ranges. Visitors can reach Haines Junction by driving 160 km west of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway, or by driving 249 km north of Haines, Alaska on the Haines Road. Whitehorse is serviced by daily commercial flights originating in Vancouver. There are also regular flights from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. Park is a land of high mountains, large icefields, and lush lower valleys that protect the greatest diversity of plant and wildlife in northern Canada. Mount Logan (5,959m; 19,545'), the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest peak in North America, is located within the park. The contiguous protected regions of Kluane National Park & Reserve, Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and the Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia form the largest international protected area in the world and are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Camping, hiking, guided walks and interpretive programs, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing (license required), boating and canoeing, rafting (on the Alsek River), flying over the Icefield ranges, mountain climbing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling. Parks offers a 39-site campground at Kathleen Lake. Hotel and motel accommodations can be found in the town of Haines Junction, as well as along the Alaska Highway and the Haines Highway. For further information contact Tourism Yukon online or by calling 867-667-5340. Additional informationon the area can be obtained from the Yukon Web.
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