The glaciers and mountains of Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada
© Robert Postma/plainpictur
A vast wilderness. The glacial beauty of Kluane National Park
Home to Canada’s highest mountain, largest ice field, glaciers and a sizeable population of grizzly bears, the alpine grandeur of Kluane National Park and Reserve has plenty to offer the intrepid hiker. This vast wilderness, high in the south western corner of Yukon Territory, is home to 17 of Canada’s 20 highest peaks – including the biggest, Mount Logan, at 19,550ft (5,959m) high.
Its topography ranges from alpine tundra with colourful Arctic blooms at higher elevations, to aspen, poplar and spruce in the lush lower valleys. Wildlife thrives here and consists of large numbers of the park’s trademark Dall sheep, as well as caribou, grizzlies and black bears. At 8,499 sq miles, the park forms part of one of the world's largest protected areas and was designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979.