Once a location for Russian fur traders and the site of the Dalton Toll during the Klondike Rush, Haines has long been a traditional stopping place for those on their way to Alaska’s interior or to Canada’s Yukon.

With its rugged mountain vistas and seascapes, Haines offers plenty of adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, and kayaking are just a few ways you can explore this glacial paradise. For the ultimate experience, grab a snow machine, boat tour, seaplane, or even try heli-skiing and bring your inner adventurer even closer to Haines’s rugged landscape. Also known as the “Valley of the Eagles,” Haines is a birder’s paradise. With nearly 400 bald eagles calling the region home and 260 different species of birds visiting the Chilkat Valley at any given time, you can rest assured you’ve never seen variety like this in the wild.

History buffs will want to visit the iconic white buildings of the historical Fort William H. Seward Base, the first permanent post in Alaska. The base’s decommissioned buildings have since been repurposed into an interesting collection of restaurants, accommodations, shops, and art galleries. Small town charm with big city amenities. Be sure to visit local watering holes like the Port Chilkoot Distillery and Haines Brewing Company to experience Haines like the locals.

Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

This emblematic national bird can be viewed year round from the river flats of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Created in 1982, this 48,000 acres of protected land is situated along the Chilkat, Klehini, and Tsirku Rivers, and is home to 400 eagles and five species of salmon—which attract up to 2,500 more of these raptors during the spring spawning season.

Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center

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Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center

Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center

Explore the indigenous culture of Tlingit people and the history of Haines through its settlers and industries over the last four centuries. Located on the Haines Mission grounds, the museum showcases a wide variety of native artifacts and crafts, as well as photographs, journals, and maps documenting Haines’s agricultural, mining, fishing, and logging industries.

A Taste of Haines

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A Taste of Haines

A Taste of Haines

Join a small group tour of Haines featuring views of Mount Ripinski, Glacier National Park, and the Chilkat River. Stop into the Pilot Light Restaurant for a pint of local brew from the Haines Brewing Company and a fantastic down-home dinner prepared by Cambria Goodwin from hit show “Cupcake Wars.”

Haines, Alaska At a glance

Current Weather:
5°C / 41 °F
Mostly Cloudy (Day)
Current Time:
1:58:49 am2018/11/18 01:58:49 am
Sunday, November 18
UTC/GMT -09:00
US Dollar
Exchange Rates:
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  • 0.75
  • 1.30
  • 0.86
  • 64.59
  • 3.28
  • 19.15
  • 1.45
Local Details:
GPS: 59°14'7.57"N 135°26'43.83"W
Size: 55.80 KM2 (21.54 MI2)
Population: 1,811
Density: 32 Pop/KM2 (13 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +1 (local dialing 907)

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