Summer in Haines

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Play, Work, Stay!

Haines, Alaska, is truly a hidden gem nestled between North America's deepest fjord and the majestic Chilkat Mountain Range in the upper Lynn Canal. Whether you're seeking a summer adventure or considering relocating to this scenic town, Haines offers a wide range of opportunities for nature outings, sports activities, cultural experiences, entertainment, and dining.  


  • Haines is one of only three communities in Southeast Alaska with road access to the lower 48 states.
  • It's located 90 air miles north of the capital city of Juneau, and about 600 air miles southeast of Anchorage and Fairbanks.
  • The town is connected by road to the interior of Alaska and the continental United States through the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) Highway.

Charm and Character:

  • Haines is known for its charm and down-to-earth personality.
  • The town is full of music, laughter, and local events that showcase its vibrant community spirit.
  • Restaurants offer diverse cuisines, and local museums and galleries display the area's rich cultural heritage.


  • Haines enjoys a mild climate with some of the sunniest weather in Southeast Alaska.
  • Summer temperatures typically range from +50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures range from +10 to +35 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The average annual precipitation is 52 inches, and the average annual snowfall is 133 inches.

Population and Employment:

  • Haines has a population of around 2,400 residents.
  • The town's employment landscape is characterized as seasonal, with many jobs dependent on tourism, fishing, and construction.
  • Government employment, including positions with the borough and school, also plays a significant role in the local job market.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or someone seeking a welcoming and close-knit community, Haines has much to offer. With its scenic beauty, cultural richness, and vibrant local culture, Haines truly lives up to its reputation as "Alaska's Best Kept Secret."

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