Kluane National Park
Kluane National Park –
A World Heritage Site
Majestic. Wild. Magical
From Whitehorse we drive 160 km west to Haines Junction, the gateway to St. Elias Mountain Range. On our way we will stop at numerous historic places along the famous Alaska Highway.
Here Kluane National Park awaits us with superlatives such as the highest mountain peak in Canada, world’s largest non-polar ice field and many more natural attractions, which promoted the Park to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We then drive south along the park border to Kathleen Lake where you will share a picnic lunch on the shore at the feet of King’s Throne peak. In Kathleen Lake the rare, land-locked Kokanee Salmon thrive. There is time to walk along the shore of the lake before heading to the base of an ancient Rock Glacier. An easy walk, less than 2 km round trip, with an climb of 90 metres (300 feet) will reward us with an amazing panoramic view of Dezadeash Lake.
Finally we will drive further up the road in deeper into the mountains to find and enjoy the hidden Million Dollar water fall view.
Before we head back to Whitehorse we won’t miss the remarkable bakery in Haines Junction with its finest home made goodies.
Pick Up: 8:30 am from your downtown Whitehorse location
Drop Off: 6:00 pm at your downtown Whitehorse location
Cost: CAN$ 285.00 + 5% GST per person
Level of Activity: moderate
Food Service: snacks, juice, water and picnic lunch provided
Special Clothing: bring a jacket; wear good walking shoes
Length of Tour: 6-8 hours
Minimum #: 2 guests
Season: May to September
- Pick up and Drop off in Whitehorse at your accommodation
- Transportation on a full day guided tour from Whitehorse to Kluane National Park
- Picnic lunch on Kathleen Lake shore
- Interpretive tour with photo ops and breaks.
- Snacks and refreshments
- Visit to Cultural and Visitor Centre
- Visit to Klushu Native Village
- Rain coat
- Warm sweater
- Sturdy boots or runners
- Camera and tripod
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