Haines Junction

Haines Junction Locator Map

Population: 840

Haines Junction is located at Historic Milepost 1016 of the Alaska Highway, at the junction of the Alaska and Haines highways. 

Visitor Information:  Village of Haines Junction and Yukon/Kluane National Parks Visitor Centre in Da Ku Cultural Centre; open daily mid-May to September.

Haines Junction was established in 1942 during construction of the Alaska Highway. In 1943, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a branch road—today’s Haines Highway— connecting the Alaska Highway with the port of Haines on Lynn Canal. Haines Junction is on the eastern boundary of Kluane National Park and Reserve.

Haines Junction offers accommodations (Parkside Inn), gas stations (Fas Gas, North 60˚Petro Express) and places to eat (The Raven, Frosty's). Convenience store and RV camping at Fas Gas. The Government Administration Building contains the liquor store and library. There is garage service, a bank (in the post office), an RCMP office, health centre and a convention centre.

Haines Junction Map

Attractions:
  • Da Ku Cultural Centre: Da Ku ("Our House") is a Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Cultural Center featuring cultural exhibits reflecting the lifestyles and traditional identity of Southern Tutchone people. The Kluane National Park Visitor Centre (open mid-May to September), inside Da Ku Cultural Centre, has interpetive exhibits, information on the park, natural history exhibits and interpretive programs. Campfire talks and guided hikes begin in late June and continue through August.
  • Flightsee Kluane National Park by fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.
  • Raft the Tatshenshini, Alsek and Dezadeash rivers.
  • Our Lady of the Way Catholic Mission was built in 1943, using parts from an old Army Quonset hut left from highway construction days.
  • St. Christopher’s Anglican Church was built by local craftsmen. The Local Village Arts and Crafts Guild displays and sells art in the parish hall downstairs. A community market is held on church grounds every Wednesday afternoon in summer.
  • The Village Monument is probably the most photographed spot in Haines Junction. The 24-foot-high sculpture depicts area wildlife.
  • Special Evenets: Canada Day (July 1st); Kluane to Chlkat International Bike Relay (in June).

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