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Living In Haines

A popular cruise port, Haines is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors with the Yukon wilderness at your doorstep.

What to See and Do

Hiking, fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing are the most popular pastimes for Haines residents. Cross country skiing, snow machining, snow-shoeing, ice skating, ice fishing and hunting are the outdoor highlights during the winter months. For those concerned about the longer nights during winter, don’t be. For perspective, during the shortest day of the year, December 21st, Haines has nearly 6 hours of daylight.

With a population of 2,500 people, our city center is just a few blocks, but boasts several bars and restaurants, plus a beautiful, award-winning library.

Where to Live

Rentals range from $500 to $1,200 per month. Rentals are usually full in the summer. Property is always on the market in Haines. Townsite lots cost between $12,000 and $60,000. View lots $50,000 to $250,000. Acreage outside of townsite area varies from $1100 per acre to $25,000 depending on location, view, topography and utilities. There is no homesteading in Haines.

How to Get Around


Haines is served by two air taxi firms providing multiple daily flights to and from Juneau by small plane from the Haines Airport runway.


The Haines Highway connects to the Alaska Canada Highway (Alcan) at Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, 150 miles northwest of Haines.


Haines is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway System which provides year round passenger and vehicle service from Bellingham, Washington, Prince Rupert, B.C. and Juneau, Alaska. Additionally during the summer season, passenger-only fast ferries operate between Haines and Skagway, and Haines and Juneau.

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Map View of Haines