According to Unesco, ‘The Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek National Parks and protected areas along the boundary of Canada and the United States of America contain the largest non-polar icefield in the world.. These tectonically active joint properties feature continuous mountain building and contain outstanding examples of major ongoing geologic and glacial processes. Over 200 glaciers in the ice-covered central plateau combine to form some of the world’s largest and longest glaciers, several of which stretch to the sea. The site displays a broad range of glacial processes, including world-class depositional features and classic examples of moraines, hanging valleys, and other geomorphological features….’.
On the U.S.A. side Alaska forms the boundary of the property, and Yokon River basin stands on the border of the Canadian side.
Names of the heritage site pinpoints to the ancient migrants’ home towns;
Kluane—-Karuna, as same as Kuru; this land exists in between the rivers Drusad-vati and the Saraswati; it represents the Kingdom of King Cyrus;
Wrangell-St—Like Warangle, this name stands to identify the region of Ranga region which means ‘the region on the bank of the river Ganges’;
Elias—This name is mostly misunderstood because of its use as a ‘title’ that finds itself to three different places/or three different deities; Luz, Alisha, and El or Iliad. These three names also identify three different trees. Biblical Luz means ‘Laxmi’ of Indian puranas;
Tatshenshini—T’chin/or biblical Shechem, where Moses raised the Altar;
Alsek—Al’sek refers to land of the god Skanda means ‘Chemosh’, the Creation God; it may mean ‘land of the Sakyas’;
Yokon—–It means ‘Anaka’ or Bell; it is name of a place which derives its name from the standing of the ‘Bell’ which was sounded to gather the people. It was on the bank of the river Achira-vati or Yue-chi river on whose bank was the settelement of the Yue-chi people, the Scythians;
Alaska—It identifies Alaka country means ‘Heaven’; the seat of worship of Indra, the Thunder God is associated with this name. It also means ‘alika’ or ‘aloukika’ means ‘mysterious’ or ‘temporary’ means ‘miracles’.