Sitting at the heart of the Chilkat Valley, the northern point of Alaska's Inside Passage, Haines is surrounded by jagged peaks and glaciers, rivers and waterways, and breathtaking beauty. Haines is a place of vibrant art and culture, with more artists per capita than any town in Southeast and galleries and studios on every corner. Since long ago, Haines (or Deishu as the Tlingit name) and the village of Klukwan just up the highway, have been the home to Chilkat and Chilkoot Tlingit. The area remains rich with the culture, traditions and art of the Tlingit people. The Chilkat Valley is abundant with wildlife often claiming more eagles than people. Visitors can find bears feeding on salmon of the Chilkoot, moose, and abundant marine life. It is a place of adventure, be it jumping out of a helicopter to ski our world renowned powder covered peaks, hiking trails, floating rivers or maybe just adventuring your taste buds at our local distillery or brewery.
You will be surrounded by jagged peaks, glacial rivers, abundant wildlife and wild scenery, so get outside and find your adventure in Haines. Be it watching bears on the Chilkoot river, fishing for halibut or salmon, taking a drive up the breathtaking Haines Highway, hiking our many trails, rafting rivers, or taking a drive out to our State Parks, get out!
Haines is a place for year round adventure. During the summer you can find your way on trails, kayaks, rafts, paddle-boards, bikes, or from behind a camera. In the winter, Haines is world renowned for our ski terrain accessible by snow-machine, helicopter or hard earned climbing. End your adventure with cold locally brewed beer at Haines Brewing.
Haines is a place of creative entrepreneurs, with locally made wood products, art, services and food. We may be small, but we host numerous fine restaurants reaping the harvest of local waters and a booming gardening industry. As well Haines boasts an award winning distillery and brewery! Look for the Buy Haines logo.
Arts & Culture
Haines is home to a vibrant art scene with more artists per capita than any town in Southeast. Spend days gallery and museum hopping and don't miss the festive First Friday Art Walk, every first Friday of the month. A venture up the highway to the village of Klukwan will bring you to the incredible experience of the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, home to the famous Whale House art and other Tlingit art and culture.