Kuane National Park

Yukon Territory

Physical Features

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.

Wild Life

Kluane’s green belt is prime habitat for many species of wildlife. Dall sheep are the park’s most abundant large mammal, and there are plentiful moose and some caribou and mountain goats. Grizzly and black bears roam the alpine and forested areas. Smaller mammals that live in Kluane include wolves, coyotes, wolverines, marten, marmots, Arctic ground squirrels and red squirrels.

Kluane also provides home to a variety of birdlife. Over 150 species have been recorded, of which 118 nest inside the park.