Tourism in Haines AK

Tourism in Haines AK

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Haines boasts world class adventures on all scales for our visitors. Enjoy a hike viewing glaciers at Chilkat State Park, or maybe look for bears and eagles while stringing your line to fish Chilkoot River. Float down the expansive Chilkat River, or hop on a high speed catamaran for a chance to observe marine mammals and experience Lynn Canal, the deepest and longest Fjord in North America, where Haines is nestled into Portage Cove. Visit one of dozens of local artist studios, including world renowned Tlingit carvers. In November, experience the largest gathering of the American Bald Eagle along our rivers edge. In May, rent a bike and witness the "Spring Return"  where wildlife flows back into our estuaries, including eulachon , brown bears, eagles, sea lions, and orca whales while you cycle in the growing daylight of spring among budding berry bushes . Celebrate the "Midnight Sun" on summer solstice in June, arguably the best time of the year. Our late winter hosts heli-skiing in the Chilkat mountains, and backcountry skiing and snowmobiling in the backyard. After a day in the snow, views of northern lights above the fireplace aren't uncommon.

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Haines, Alaska map location

- Award Winning Public Library

- Haines Borough School District K-12

- Swimming Pool and Gymnasium

- A local Brewery & Distillery

- Events: Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay, Alcan 200 Snow Machine Race, Southeast Alaska State Fair, Spring Fling, Winter Fest, Great Alaska Craft & Home Brew Festival

-  Coffee Shops, Cafes, Restaurants and Bars

- Fitness Center with Sauna

- Several Grocery Stores and a Local Saturday Farmers Market

- Outfitter and Sport Shops for fish & game, camp gear, bicycle rental & repair etc.

- Historic Fort Seward and Sculpture Garden

- Downtown District & First Fridays

- Haines Harbor to support our Commercial and Sport Fisherman

- Culture: Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, American Bald Eagle Foundation,  Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center,  The Hammer Museaum, & Chilkat Center for the Arts

- Water: Chilkat River, Chilkoot River, Chilkoot Lake, Chilkat Lake, Portage Cove, Lynn Canal, Lutak Inlet, Letnikof, Mosquito Lake

- Roads: The Haines Highway is a National Scenic Byway that enters Yukon Canada 38 miles from Downtown. Drive the Golden Circle! Skagway, Whitehorse,  Haines!

- Boats: Haines is a port on the Alaska Marine Highway System

-Air: Alaska Seaplanes can get you here

-Safety: Fire, Police & Ambulance Service. SEARHC Haines Health Center

-Accommodation: Rv Parks, Campgrounds, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, Air-Bnb, Couch-Surfing, Wedding & Event Venues

-Transportation: Haines Shuttle, Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry, Alaska Fjordlines, Alaska Seaplanes, Alaska Marine Highway, Rental Cars

-Recreation: Chilkat State Park, Chilkoot State Park, Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve, Tlingit Park, & Ripinski Mountain Trail System