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An Explorer's Guide to Haines Junction, Yukon



Dateline: March 6, 1999. Last update: January 3, 2024

Explorer's Guides to Northern Communities



Location: at Alaska Highway Historic Mile 1016, its junction with the Haines Highway, 98 miles west of Whitehorse.

Population: (March 2023): 1,022


Alcan Motor Inn
At the junction of the Alaska and Haines Highways, with 23 deluxe rooms, some air conditioned rooms, and a Jacuzzi room.

Haines Highway
An illustrated mile-by-mile guide to the spectacular, 153-mile-long highway between Haines Junction and Haines, Alaska.

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival
A 3-day festival held each June in Haines Junction, with everything from folk to rock music. It began as the Alsek Music Festival.

Marshall Creek Road
Take a short scenic side trip on the route of one of the oldest roads in the Yukon, the Kluane Wagon Road.

Raven's Rest Inn
Twelve well-appointed rooms and gourmet dining.

Village Bakery & Deli
Operating from late May to mid-September, with baked goods, Friday night music and salmon bar-b-q, ice cream, cold beverages and more.

Haines Junction
The community's official Web site.

" A.Y. Jackson and Haines Junction"
A lengthy, heavily-illustrated article by Gord Allison describes the community's development, starting as a construction camp called Camp 108.

Haines Junction and Area History, 1890 to 1950
A very detailed 3-part series by Gord Allison.





Clicking on the aerial view of Haines Junction below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Haines Junction, Yukon