Haines is nestled between North America’s deepest fjord and the Chilkat Mountain Range in the upper Lynn Canal. Whether you come for a summer adventure or wanting to relocate, Haines offers an amazing array of nature outings and sports activities, as well as cultural, entertainment, and dining opportunities. One of 3 communities in Southeast Alaska with road access to the lower 48. Haines is 85 air miles north of the capital city of Juneau and about 600 air miles southeast of Anchorage and Fairbanks. We are connected by road to the interior of Alaska and the continental United States by the Alaska Canada (Alcan) Highway. The charm and genuine down-to-earth personality of the town are inescapable-from the sounds of music and laughter at every town event, to the enticing aromas of restaurants cuisine tempting you at every turn, to experiencing our rich diversity in local museums and galleries, Haines is known as “Alaska’s Best Kept Secret”.
Take a stroll around Haines and explore beyond the town square to capture all that Haines has to offer residents for all seasons. Haines enjoys a mild climate and some of the sunniest weather in Southeast Alaska. Temperatures range from +50 to 70 degrees F in the summer and +10 to +35 degrees F in winter. Average annual precipitation is 52” and average annual snowfall is 133”. Population is around 2,400. Employment in Haines can be best described as seasonal with many jobs dependent on tourism, fishing, and construction. The government employs a large number of residents through the borough and school. Please feel free to request a relocation brochure, we await your arrival!
From epic mountains to the beautiful ocean, with rivers and lakes between, Haines feels like paradise. Request a relocation guide if you'd like to make Haines your new home!