There are more than 2,000 glaciers in Kluane National Park. The Steele Glacier surged for several months in 1967, moving over 1.5 billion tons of ice at a rate of up to 15 metres (50 ft.) per day.
The Tatshenshini River is a world-class river roiling with Class III and Class IV rapids surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery anywhere. The "Tat" is a superb whitewater trip through Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, one of four contiguous parks that are collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fifteen years ago, contentious plans for a mine in the Tatshenshini were shelved and British Columbia declared it a park.
A rafting trip on the Tat is either a raucous one-day whitewater excursion or a 10-day river rafting expedition. Either way, you’ll probably spot lots of wildlife in this lush river corridor, and you’re guaranteed to be spellbound by the raw beauty of the area.
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