Haines is a small town located on the upper Lynn Canal where the Chilkat River emptys into the Lynn Canal. Haines is home to the largest sanctuary for bald eagles, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. As the Chilkat River is host to a very late run of Chum salmon, the Eagles gather here by the thousands to enjoy the feast.
Haines is a photographer's paradise with jaw dropping scenery, birds, wildlife, and meadows full of flowers in the lush forests, on the ocean shores, or along the banks of the rivers.
While in Haines, explore the cultural heritage at Sheldon Museum, and at Alaska Indian Arts in historic Fort Seward. Browse Haines' galleries for exquisite artistry of the Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other resident artists. Go shopping in our numerous unique galleries - Haines is an Artists' haven. Explore the area with a tour, take in a performance of the Chilkat Dancers Storytelling Theatre.
Things to See & Do
* Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
* Davidson Glacier
* Rafting on the Chilkat river
* tour the old salmon canning company
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 55.8 sq km’s
Population – 2,500 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The ship docks at the Haines pier, which is approximately 1/4 mile from the foot of Haines' main street. While there is a shuttle provided, one can easily walk into Haines and its surroundings.
Transport Links – Haines is connected to the North American highway system by the Haines Highway, making it much more accessible than most other Southeastern communities of its size. The primary mode of inter-Southeastern transportation is by the Alaska Marine Highway. The Lynn Canal route of the ferry system (Juneau-Haines-Skagway) receives a large amount of ferry traffic, especially in the summer.
However, the Haines Airport also receives a large amount of traffic as well with three bush carriers serving it with services to Gustavus, Skagway, and Juneau.