Fun Facts

  • Haines is home to the historical US Military Base, Fort William H. Seward, over 100 years old.
  • Haines is your shortest gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.
  • Population is 2400, 1897 dogs, 4000 eagles (in fall), and 260 species of birds.
  • Haines goes hand in hand with arctic tundra and temperate rain forest.
  • Best kept secret in Haines is the large number of artists producing art recognized around the world.
  • Haines borders 20 million acres of protected areas of wilderness, the world's largest.
  • Haines and Skagway are 14 miles apart by water; 350 miles by road which is the Golden Circle Route.
  • The Disney movie White Fang was filmed entirely in Haines in 1991.
  • Tlingits were the first settlers to the area and called Haines "Dei-shu" meaning "The End of the Trail". The area is still rich with Tlingit culture and history.
  • The Dalton Trail, also known as the Tlingit "grease trail", came through Haines and was not only one of the first routes to the gold rush but also a toll road.
  • Both the Big Nugget Mine and Porcupine Mine, featured in Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" show, are located in Haines.