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Kluane National Park

Quill Creek, Kluane National Park © Wikibunt
Quill Creek, Kluane National Park © Wikibunt

This vast park is dominated by mountains and ice in Canada's extreme alpine zone, and is a magnet to mountaineers and rugged adventure-seekers. The landscape includes mountain lakes, alpine meadows, tundra and swift cold rivers. At the heart of the park is Mount Logan, rising up in the midst of an ice field to 19,545 feet (5,959m); the highest mountain in Canada. Local tour operators in Yukon towns offer a variety of memorable day trips and excursions into the park, featuring a wide range of activities such as canoeing, nature walks, rafting, fishing, hiking and mountain-biking. Air flips over the area are also a very popular way to sightsee. The Kluane National Park Visitor Reception Centre is at Haines Junction, near the Alaska Highway.

Website: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane/index_e.asp