Asi Keyi Territorial Park

Getting there

There are no roads, established trails or designated routes into the Asi Keyi Park. This lack of accessibility lends itself to exploration by backcountry travelers. Travelling within the park is also difficult. Successful travelers will need backcountry experience and have the ability to stay self-sufficient over multiple days.

The park stretches from the Donjek River west to the Alaska border and from Kluane National Park north to the Kluane Range.

Download a 1:100,000 scale map of the park.

Facilities

There are no serviced facilities within the park.

About

Asi Keyi Territorial Park is identified under Chapter 10 of the Kluane First Nation Final Agreement and is also part of White River First Nation Traditional Territory.

Park objectives

  • To protect, for all time, a natural area of territorial significance, which includes a portion of the Kluane Wildlife Sanctuary, containing physical and biological features of international significance as well as sites of archaeological, historical and cultural value.
  • To recognize and protect the traditional and current use of the area by Kluane and White River First Nation people.
  • To provide economic opportunities for Kluane and White River First Nation people.
  • To protect the full diversity of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the park from activities that could reduce the capability of the park to support fish and wildlife.
  • To encourage public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural, historical and cultural resources of the park in a manner that will ensure it is protected for the benefit of future generations.

Management plan

Asi Keyi Natural Environment Park management planning began in April 2015 and is ongoing.

Park status

Asi Keyi Territorial Park has not yet been designated under the Yukon Parks and Land Certainty Act. However, the area within the park boundaries identified through land claim agreements has been permanently withdrawn from mineral and oil and gas exploration.

A steering committee with representatives from the Government of Yukon, the Kluane First Nation and the White River First Nation considers the objectives of the park as set out in the Final Agreements when developing a management plan. The Government of Yukon and the two affected First Nations will jointly review the plan before it is approved by Yukon’s Minister of Environment.