Culture and history

Kluane National Park and Reserve

The impressive natural landscape of Kluane is part of the Traditional Territory of the Southern Tutchone people, represented in the Kluane region by the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Kluane First Nation.

Indigenous culture

For thousands of years, Dän (Indigenous people) pursued a subsistence-hunting and gathering lifestyle throughout much of the region now called Kluane National Park and Reserve.


In 1943, the federal government set aside this area as a game sanctuary to protect wildlife in the area. A portion of the Kluane Game Sanctuary became what is now Kluane National Park and Reserve. 

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