Kluane Lake Research Station

KLRS is located at the shore of Kluane Lake in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, Canada. The study area traverses First Nations Traditional Territories, public land, and the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) is located near the Alaska Highway, 220 km northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon, on the south shore of Kluane Lake. The extreme elevation difference between Kluane Lake and the crest of the St. Elias Mountains establishes a strong gradient in environmental attributes and results in a remarkable diversity of research opportunities within a small geographical area. This diversity is reflected in the unique scientific legacy of KLRS. Research projects have been related to geology, glaciology and geophysics in the ice-fi eld region, high-altitude physiology on Mt. Logan, a massive collaborative project investigating interactions within the boreal forest over several decades, climate modelling, and remote sensing throughout the region. 

Institution Arctic Institute of North America
Country Canada
Infrastructure type Research station
Disciplines Education science
History and archaeology
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental sciences
Earth sciences
Natural environments and wildlife
Language of operation English
Keywords boreal forestglacierslaboratoryalpine environment


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Current pricing can also be found online.

Station is operational year round.



Contact information

Arctic Institute of North America: arctic@ucalgary.ca

Phone: 403-2207515


Station Manager: Sian Williams

Phone: 867-841-4561

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