Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Kluane Lake, Yukon

Kluane Lake is our favourite area in Yukon. It is more than the lake; it is the mountains, trails, history, wildlife and a feeling of peace. Kluane is pronounced, "kloo-wah-nee".

On this page:

More photos of this area are on my Alaska Highway page, which also includes hiking:

Also see photos from my page dedicated to the Silver City historical area.
There are many more photos of this area on my other page: AK Hwy-Kluane Lake area

Kluane National Park visitor centre, Yukon
Parked at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre at the base of Sheep Mountain - Sept 2009

Sheep Mountain
Approaching Sheep Mountain and the Visitor Centre - June 2013

Kluane Lake
Sheep Mountain & Kluane Lake - June 2013

Kluane Lake
Driving northbound along the shore of Kluane Lake - June 2012

Kayak Kluane
Kayaking on Kluane Lake - August 2014

Kluane Lake, Yukon
Looking south from the shores alongside the campground - July 2011

Sheep Mountain
Hiking on Sheep Mountain, overlooking the Slim's River below - September 2011

Kluane Lake, Kluane National Park, Yukon
Looking westward along Slim's River from near Soldier's Summit - June 2012
Also see my page with more photos from Soldier's Summit

On the south side of Kluane Lake, there are many areas to stop and enjoy the surroundings.

View from rest area near Kluane Lake, Yukon
Large rest area on south side of Kluane Lake, looking towards Sheep Mountain - June 2008

A viewpoint near the south shore of the lake provides a great opportunity for pictures of the mountain ranges and lake.

Kluane Lake
Sheep Mountain from the south end of Kluane Lake - June 2013

Kluane Lake
Walking the dogs along the south shore - July 2011

Keep your eyes open for the locals...

Grizzly Bear
Grizzly beside the Alaska Highway near Kluane Lake - June 2014 for more shots of this bear

Kluane in Winter

March 2012, day trip for a picnic by its shore.
November 2013, some friends from the Lower Mainland joined us for the day.
February 2014, just to enjoy the sunny day.
March 2014, as I drove to Anchorage.

Kluane Lake in winter at Silver City
View of Kluane Lake from near Silver City - November 2013

Kluane Lake, Yukon, winter
Looking northward from the south shore of the ice-covered Kluane Lake - March 2012

Alaska Highway in winter, Kluane Lake, Yukon
Northbound on the Alaska Highway - March 2012 

Sheep Mountain
Sheep Mountain in winter - February 2014

Kluane Lake
Kluane Lake - March 2014

Kluane Lake in winter, Yukon
Kluane Lake frozen in winter - March 2012

East Side of Kluane Lake

There is a rough, single lane road that follows the east shore of Kluane Lake from the south end.  The fifth wheel was left behind at the campground while we explored. 

Kluane Lake east shore, Yukon
View of a small lake and Kluane Lake from the east shore - June 2008

The road was rough and required several creek crossings. 

Kluane Lake east shore, Yukon
View from a road on the east side of Kluane Lake - June 2008

Eventually we encountered a creek we thought best to NOT cross.  We had travelled about 15 miles in 3 hours to reach this point. 

Creek crossing east side of Kluane Lake, Yukon
This creek appeared too risky to cross, even in 4-wheel drive - June 2008 

To see more of Kluane Lake during different years visit my other pages: