Haines | (HNS) | HAYNZ
"The Adventure Capital of Alaska"
Haines is located 90 nautical miles north of Juneau and 14 nautical miles south of Skagway and connects the Inside Passage route to the Alaska surface highway in Haines Junction. It is located on the shores of Northern Lynn Canal, the deepest, longest fjord in North America and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and hanging glaciers. Visits to this friendly and quirky community offer year-round adventure for thrill seekers and tame explorers alike.
- Haines is the birth place of the ferry system, started as Chilkoot Motorship Lines in 1948 by Haines residents.
- World's largest concentration of bald eagles in autumn.
- Wonderful bear watching opportunities in mid - late summer.
- Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Inside Passage.
- The Haines Highway, a National Scenic Byway, connects with the Alaska Highway, providing access to the "Lower 48" and Interior Alaska.
- Visit www.haines.ak.us for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Haines receives ferry service six days a week in the summer, and two to five days per week in the winter. One of only three communities in Southeast Alaska accessible by road, the Haines Highway connects Southeast Alaska communities to the Alaska Highway. Haines is strategically located only four-and-a-half hours by ferry from Juneau or one hour from Skagway.
Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.