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Kluane National Park

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Kluane National Park

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Kluane National Park [1] is a national park in the southwest corner of the Yukon of Canada. It is part of the Kluane-Wrangell-St. Elias-Glacier Bay-Tatshenshini-Alsek UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Kluane National Park was established in 1972 and is located in the southwestern corner of the Yukon, near Haines Junction. The bi-national Kluane-Wrangell-St. Elias-Glacier Bay-Tatshenshini-Alsek park system comprising Kluane, Wrangell-St Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatshenshini-Alsek parks, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for the spectacular glacier and icefield landscapes as well as for the importance of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall sheep habitat.


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The flora of Kluane National Park is truly amazing. It consists of a blend of pacific, arctic and maritime flowers. Some examples are: moss campion, mountain heather, fireweed, purple saxufrage and more.

Kluane National Park has the largest abundant of large animals. Dall sheep, caribou, moose, wolves, ground squirrels, and snowshoe hares are only a few examples. Kluane National park also provides a wonderful habitat for endangered animals such as the grizzly bear and the Canadian Lynx.


The climate in Kluane National Park ranges from -1 degrees celsius to -5 degrees celsius depending on how north an south you are to travel in the park.

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