Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.


Important information about your visit to Kluane National Park and Reserve

If you are a Yukon resident or you meet the conditions for entry to Yukon, and are not required to self-isolate, you are welcome to visit Kluane National Park and Reserve and participate in Parks Canada programming.

Please respect all local travel restrictions for communities in or near Parks Canada places:

  • Avoid entering vulnerable communities while travelling to and from the site. Follow travel advisories issued by First Nation governments and communities: https://cyfn.ca/covid-19/
  • If a First Nations government or community has not issued an advisory, travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6 +1 : https://yukon.ca/en/practisesafe6/home
  • Follow the advice and guidelines from public health experts—in Yukon this includes practising the Safe 6 + 1
  • Be self-sufficient and come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer, masks for everyone in your group, water and snacks.

What’s open (updated October 11, 2021)

Kathleen Lake Day Use Area is open year-round

Backcountry hiking and camping

Overnight backcountry permits/safety registration are required for all overnight activities in Kluane National Park and Reserve between April 1 and November 15. From Sept 20 to November 15, 2021 you are required to self register. Approved bear resistant food canisters are mandatory.

 For details on how to register, please refer to Overnight registration.

Boating and Fishing

Boating and Fishing is open on approved lakes and rivers:

  • Kathleen Lake
  • Mush Lake
  • Dezadeash River to confluence with Kaskawulsh
  • St Elias Lake

Kluane National Park and Reserve fishing licences can be purchased at Fas Gas and Top Spot in Haines Junction.

What’s closed (updated October 11, 2021)

Visitor Centres

The Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre at Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction and the Thechàl Dhâl’ Visitor Centre are closed for the winter. Opening May, 2022.

Visitor facilities

The Kathleen Lake Campground and oTENTik accommodations are closed for the winter. Opening May, 2022.
Camping during COVID-19 (updated October 11, 2021)

Self-isolation is not permitted within Kluane National Park and Reserve and if required by territorial authorities, must be completed prior to your arrival.

Kathleen Lake Campground

The Kathleen Lake Campground and oTENTik accomodations are closed for the season.

Backcountry Camping

Use of all trails and routes for backcountry camping is permitted.

  • Registration and de-registration is mandatory for all overnight use in Kluane National Park and Reserve between April 1 and November 15.
  • From September 20 to Nov 15, 2021 you are required to self register.
  • The use of approved bear-resistant food canisters is mandatory.
  • Commercial operators may operate in the park with a Kluane National Park and Reserve Business License and COVID-19 Operational Plan in accordance with Yukon Government regulations.

 For details on how to register, please refer to Overnight registration.

Your safety when visiting
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between yourself and others.
  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Kluane Natinoal Park and Reserve. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by members of the public.
  • Come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer, masks for everyone in your group, water and snacks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and area closures.

Stay informed

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