Located on the doorstep of Canada’s Kluane National Park, you’ll find Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp

Shakat Tun means summer hunting trails in our Southern Tutchone language.  We pride ourselves in providing a rustic, comfortable and friendly atmosphere for our guests, where we share our cultural activities with those who have an interest in participating in authentic Indigenous experiences.

Located in the traditional territory of the Champagne & Ashihik First Nations, Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp began as the family trap line and has been owned by the Allen family for countless generations.

 

James Allen is a former Chief and a citizen of the Champagne & Aishihik First Nations. You can find James hosting guests, helping his staff behind the scenes, and sharing stories and laughter on guided walks and fishing excursions. His wife Barbara is Hän Hwechin and a citizen of the Champagne & Aishihik First Nations. Barbara is extremely talented working with tanned hides, sewing and beading beautiful regalia. She provides instruction on making medicine bags, dream catchers and traditional drums as part of the cultural activities in some packages.

At Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp, guests will sleep in spacious clean log cabins, with simple amenities and décor. Located near the cabins are the outhouses, and the gravity fed shower house.

The Yurt lodge provides the space for gatherings, meals and some activities. There are two campfire pits. One overlooking Kluane Lake and Christmas Bay, the other located in the firepit gazebo, which provides shelter in inclement weather.

There are trails around the camp that you can explore by mountain bike or on foot or enjoy a guided hike and learn about the history of the area and the first peoples of the region.