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Haines Junction

Haines Junction is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Champagne Aishihik First Nation.

A small town with a spectacular view, Haines Junction is nestled at the base of the Saint Elias Mountains and is the gateway to the spectacular Kluane National Park and Reserve, famous for its glaciers, mountains and wildlife. The "junction" is where the Alaska Highway meets the Haines Highway.

Haines Junction has lots of amenities, including a grocery store, restaurants, a post office, a bank, a liquor store, a seasonal swimming pool, an arena and a curling rink. There are also many options for visitor accommodations including cabins, hotels, bed and breakfasts, RV parks and campgrounds.

The nearby Pine Lake is a popular spot for camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing and boating with a beach and playground area. Haines Junction also has endless recreation options including glacier flights, rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, paddling, rock climbing, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, northern lights viewing and many walking and hiking trails. 

Quick facts

Population: 1,012

Distance to Whitehorse: 183 km

Kluane National Park is home to 17 of Canada’s 20 tallest mountains, including Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada and 2nd highest in North America.