The Kluane National Park and Reserve covers a large area of the Yukon territory. The Yukon is a very northern Ttrritory and is located directly to the east of the US State of Alaska. Not surprisingly, in Kluane National Park and Reserve a visitor will find a presentation of the important heritage and wildlife associated with Canada's North. Because of the park's large size, a visitor will find both Kluane lake and Mt Logan within the parks boundaries. Like all parks in Canada, the primary purpose of Kluane National Park and Reserve is to both protect and promote, through education and conservation, the Kluane National Park and Reserve region.
In Kluane National Park and Reserve the visitor will find many activities with which to occupy his or her time. One of the most popular park activities is hiking, and the park provides many trails on which to do so. Kluane offers a wide variety of hiking experiences, from a short scenic walk to a multi-day backcountry trip. Regardless of his or her decision, the visitor will find themselves amply rewarded with both scenery and wildlife when partaking on one of the many hikes available in Kluane. The visitor should keep in mind that there is no public transportation to the beginnings of many of the trials, and arrangements will have to be made.
Another popular pastime for those visiting Kluane National Park is rafting. Rafting can be done on the Alsek river, which ultimately connects to Kluane lake, and there are many opportunities for the visitor to explore the region on overnight trips. On a rafting trip through Klane the visitor is likely to see both grizzly bears and glaciers in a highly undisturbed natural setting. The most common choice for many visitors is to go to a commercial outfit that will organize overnight rafting trips consisting of anywhere from a few days to over a week, depending on the client's ability and desires.
Many visitors to Kluane National Park and Reserve also opt for fishing, an activity whose popularity seems timeless. If a visitor fishing in Kluane Lake is patient and skillful enough, they might be rewarded with catches of Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike and many other varieties of freshwater fish. As is the case with any National Park in Canada, fishing in Kluane Lake and the other lakes within the park's territory requires a license, and both the main park offices and many businesses in the area sell one-day and annual fishing licenses for a visitor. When possible, the park encourages anglers to practice catch and release.
As we can see from a brief look at only three of the popular activities that are offered in Kluane National Park and Reserve, there is much to do. Just as important, however, are the opportunities to see a unique and undisturbed part of nature when doing these activities. In our modern world, chances to see area with an almost non-existent footprint of man are increasingly rare, and Kluane provides one of these opportunities. With its northern location and unique environment, it's likely that Kluane will stay this way in the future.