Wilderness Parks

Wilderness Parks

Get back to nature in the Yukon wild

Yukon is one of the world’s last pristine places, and we’re fortunate that much of it is protected in wilderness parks.

Iconic wilderness landscapes

Yukoners aren’t the name-dropping kind, unless we’re talking about our cherished wild places. Heard of Tombstone, Kluane or the Chilkoot? Paddled the Alsek, the Snake or the Firth? Our national and territorial parks are world-renowned for signature backcountry hikes and river journeys, as well as day trips, scenic flights and cultural experiences.

Unmatched adventure and wildlife

Imagine floating past calving glaciers, flying over the world’s largest non-polar icefields or hiking through towering peaks. Or taking a stroll on a forest trail, or spotting northern birds and wildlife from a canoe. Our parks are home to a diverse array of northern wildlife, from millions of migratory birds to grizzly bears to the Porcupine caribou herd.

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Packages
  • Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

    Banner Photos: 

    The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

    The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!

    Location

    Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
    Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 667-3910
    Fax: 1 (867) 393-6701
    60° 43' 9.9084" N, 135° 3' 20.646" W
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 667-3910
    Fax Number: 
    1 (867) 393-6701
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-800-661-0486

    Discovery Claim National Historic Site

    Banner Photos: 

    Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

    The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!

    Location

    Parks Canada Box 390
    Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-7200
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-7200

    Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

    Banner Photos: 

    Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
    industrial mining in Canada.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!

    Location

    Parks Canada Box 390
    Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-7200
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-7200

    Klondike National Historic Sites

    Banner Photos: 

    Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!

    Location

    Parks Canada Box 390
    Dawson City Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-7200
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-7200

    Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre

    Banner Photos: 

    Kluane National Park and Reserve covers 21,980 square kilometres. It’s a land of mountains, icefields and valleys with a diverse plant and wildlife species, and is home to Mount Logan (5,959 m), Canada's highest peak. Established in 1976, Kluane abuts three other protected areas: Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Together, the parks form the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!

    Location

    Parks Canada Box 5495
    Haines Junction Y0B 1L0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 634-7207
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 634-7207
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 633-6607
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    Into the Wild! 4 days Wilderness Escape
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    Experience Yukon's true wilderness - in a cozy, traditional log cabin! Your adventure starts in Tagish, where you will be picked up by shuttle boat. In a 45-minutes drive, you will reach your...

    Jun 6 2014
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    + tax, per person
    $885
    15446
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    Log Cabin Rental at Ibex Valley
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    Takhini Valley, once victim of a wildfire now features a vital ecosystem of new grown firs, spruce and poplars. Sprinkled with numerous meadows and ponds this area allows for a fantastic bird...

    Jan 1 2014
    Dec 31 2014
    Starting At
    price per week
    $600
    15444
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    Log Cabin Rental at Kluane National Park
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    Right at the feet of famous Kluane National Park, this cozy log cabin is nestled between spruce trees and cotton woods with ample space around the cabin and endless wilderness...

    Jan 1 2014
    Dec 31 2014
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    $125
    15445
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    Log Cabin Rental at Shallow Bay
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    Drive 30 minutes north of Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. At the end of Shallow Bay Road you find your perfect wilderness place among spruce and pine trees. Within within walking distance...

    Jan 1 2014
    Dec 31 2014
    Starting At
    per week
    $750
    17682
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    Winter Romance, Wilderness Luxury & Aurora
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    2 nights/3 days or 3 nights/4 days overnight at Tagish Wilderness Lodge with return skiplane flights from Whitehorse, snowshoeing or ice fishing, nature interpretive walks and northern lights...

    Feb 6 2015
    Apr 10 2015
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    $1,295

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Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre

Banner Photos: 

Kluane National Park and Reserve covers 21,980 square kilometres. It’s a land of mountains, icefields and valleys with a diverse plant and wildlife species, and is home to Mount Logan (5,959 m), Canada's highest peak. Established in 1976, Kluane abuts three other protected areas: Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Together, the parks form the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kluane lies within the traditional territory of the Champagne & Aishihik and Kluane First Nations. Parks Canada and the First Nations governments manage the park cooperatively.

Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Reception Centre in the Da Ku Cultural Centre to view exhibits, register for hikes and backcountry travel, and buy a fishing permit. The visitor centre is open from the May long weekend until the September long weekend. Bonjour! Guten Tag! For more information, call 867-634-7207.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 5495
Haines Junction Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 634-7207
Phone Number: 
(867) 634-7207
Fax Number: 
(867) 633-6607

Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
industrial mining in Canada.

Guided tours of Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site are provided by
licensed private operators. You can also learn about the dredge using the site guide, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the three Geocaches in the Klondike Goldfields. For more information, call 867-993-7200, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike. Bonjour!

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Discovery Claim National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre

Banner Photos: 

Kluane National Park and Reserve covers 21,980 square kilometres. It’s a land of mountains, icefields and valleys with a diverse plant and wildlife species, and is home to Mount Logan (5,959 m), Canada's highest peak. Established in 1976, Kluane abuts three other protected areas: Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Together, the parks form the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kluane lies within the traditional territory of the Champagne & Aishihik and Kluane First Nations. Parks Canada and the First Nations governments manage the park cooperatively.

Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Reception Centre in the Da Ku Cultural Centre to view exhibits, register for hikes and backcountry travel, and buy a fishing permit. The visitor centre is open from the May long weekend until the September long weekend. Bonjour! Guten Tag! For more information, call 867-634-7207.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 5495
Haines Junction Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 634-7207
Phone Number: 
(867) 634-7207
Fax Number: 
(867) 633-6607

S.S. Keno National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Vuntut National Park

Banner Photos: 

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from
canoeing the Old Crow River, to hiking in the mountainous, to winter ski trips. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their trip. There are neither facilities nor developed trails in the park. Visit John Tizya Centre in the community of Old Crow to learn about Vuntut Gwitchin culture and the park.
For more information:
Call 867-966-3626
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vuntut

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Parks Canada Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
Phone Number: 
(867) 966-3622

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Klondike National Historic Sites

Banner Photos: 

Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Discovery Claim National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.

Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
60° 42' 48.6072" N, 135° 2' 50.73" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-4511

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.
Hiking permits are required and reservations are recommended. You don’t have to hike the entire trail to relive the experience: you can take the White Pass & Yukon Route train from Skagway, Alaska, or Carcross, Yukon, to the Bennett townsite trailhead for a daytrip or camp overnight. See if you can find the Geocache at Lindeman. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/chilkoot.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-3910
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6701
60° 43' 9.9084" N, 135° 3' 20.646" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-3910
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 393-6701
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-661-0486

S.S. Keno National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Klondike National Historic Sites

Banner Photos: 

Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.
Hiking permits are required and reservations are recommended. You don’t have to hike the entire trail to relive the experience: you can take the White Pass & Yukon Route train from Skagway, Alaska, or Carcross, Yukon, to the Bennett townsite trailhead for a daytrip or camp overnight. See if you can find the Geocache at Lindeman. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/chilkoot.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-3910
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6701
60° 43' 9.9084" N, 135° 3' 20.646" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-3910
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 393-6701
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-661-0486

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.

Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
60° 42' 48.6072" N, 135° 2' 50.73" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-4511

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
industrial mining in Canada.

Guided tours of Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site are provided by
licensed private operators. You can also learn about the dredge using the site guide, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the three Geocaches in the Klondike Goldfields. For more information, call 867-993-7200, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike. Bonjour!

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Vuntut National Park

Banner Photos: 

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from
canoeing the Old Crow River, to hiking in the mountainous, to winter ski trips. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their trip. There are neither facilities nor developed trails in the park. Visit John Tizya Centre in the community of Old Crow to learn about Vuntut Gwitchin culture and the park.
For more information:
Call 867-966-3626
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vuntut

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Parks Canada Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
Phone Number: 
(867) 966-3622

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
industrial mining in Canada.

Guided tours of Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site are provided by
licensed private operators. You can also learn about the dredge using the site guide, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the three Geocaches in the Klondike Goldfields. For more information, call 867-993-7200, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike. Bonjour!

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre

Banner Photos: 

Kluane National Park and Reserve covers 21,980 square kilometres. It’s a land of mountains, icefields and valleys with a diverse plant and wildlife species, and is home to Mount Logan (5,959 m), Canada's highest peak. Established in 1976, Kluane abuts three other protected areas: Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Together, the parks form the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kluane lies within the traditional territory of the Champagne & Aishihik and Kluane First Nations. Parks Canada and the First Nations governments manage the park cooperatively.

Visit the Parks Canada Visitor Reception Centre in the Da Ku Cultural Centre to view exhibits, register for hikes and backcountry travel, and buy a fishing permit. The visitor centre is open from the May long weekend until the September long weekend. Bonjour! Guten Tag! For more information, call 867-634-7207.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 5495
Haines Junction Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 634-7207
Phone Number: 
(867) 634-7207
Fax Number: 
(867) 633-6607

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

Banner Photos: 

The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.

Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
60° 42' 48.6072" N, 135° 2' 50.73" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-4511

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

S.S. Keno National Historic Site

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The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

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Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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(867) 993-7200

Discovery Claim National Historic Site

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Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

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Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Vuntut National Park

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Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from
canoeing the Old Crow River, to hiking in the mountainous, to winter ski trips. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their trip. There are neither facilities nor developed trails in the park. Visit John Tizya Centre in the community of Old Crow to learn about Vuntut Gwitchin culture and the park.
For more information:
Call 867-966-3626
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vuntut

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Location

Parks Canada Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
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(867) 966-3622

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Klondike National Historic Sites

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Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

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Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

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The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.
Hiking permits are required and reservations are recommended. You don’t have to hike the entire trail to relive the experience: you can take the White Pass & Yukon Route train from Skagway, Alaska, or Carcross, Yukon, to the Bennett townsite trailhead for a daytrip or camp overnight. See if you can find the Geocache at Lindeman. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/chilkoot.

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Location

Parks Canada 205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-3910
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6701
60° 43' 9.9084" N, 135° 3' 20.646" W
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-3910
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 393-6701
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-661-0486
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