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Living In Klukwan

Klukwan is a small, Alaska Native village that is rich with history.

What to See and Do

Known as the mother village of the Tlingit Nation, the village itself sits on the banks of the Chilkat River in Southeast Alaska and has population of less than 100 people.

Local native arts and crafts can be purchased and visitors can use the on-site spotting scopes to locate mountain goats on the peaks behind the village or watch for eagles fishing for salmon in the Chilkat River.

The village has a community garden and a small grocery store.

Where to Live

The average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $621 per month. Median home price is $140,300.

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. From Haines, visitors can drive to Klukwan.


Klukwan is located twenty-two miles north of Haines and is on the Haines Highway with connections to Haines, Haines Junction, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Canada, and the Continental United States.


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. From Haines, visitors can drive to Klukwan.

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Map View of Klukwan