Safety and guidelines

Kluane National Park and Reserve

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it's important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impacts of unfortunate circumstances.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Kluane National Park and Reserve, please explore the topics below.

Important Bulletins

Bear safety

Kluane is home to both grizzly and black bears. Familiarize yourself with the principles and practices of safe travel in bear country.

Backcountry safety

You must be self-sufficient and able to handle emergency situations on your own. Plan ahead and ensure that you are properly equipped.

Winter safety

Kluane is a winter wonderland with fun for all! To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, please be prepared!


Mountaineering parties must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle emergency situations on their own.

Mountain biking safety

Have the ride of your life! Get geared up, be safe on the trails, respect the environment and other trail users.

Alsek River safety

The Alsek is a remote wilderness river, with cold water, powerful rapids and ice floes. Plan ahead and be prepared!

Safety is everyone's responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our website and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch


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