The Yukon Territory is vaste and relatively un-peopled, by city standards. The land, lakes and mountains engulf my senses, with miles going by without seeing settlements. What must this place look like in winter?
Kluane National Park covers over 220,000 hectares with 80% covered in snow and ice all year! With 2000 glaciers, Kluane is surrounded by the U.S. National Park, St. Elias-Wrangell. Together these two parks help protect habitat for rare and endangered species like the Dall Sheep.
Cooperation to Preserve
Because of the profound beauty and quality of this wilderness and the efforts and cooperation of First Nations and Governments, this two park systems together were recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Animal of the Day
Snow Shoe Hare - Notice his really big back feet?