Haines Junction | Yukon

The highway community of Haines Junction is nestled at the base of the St. Elias Mountains must have a special allure. Most of the people you will meet are friendly, open and longtime residents of this community. Locals and visitors can go glacier flightseeing, river rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing. Haines Junction is also the headquarters for Kluane (pronounced Kloo-WA-nee) National Park.

The 7,000 to 9,000-ft. summits of the Kluane Mountain Range parallel the highway and the St. Elias Mountain Range just to the west contains many of Canada’s highest peaks, including Mt. Logan – 19,550 ft.

A uniquely designed Roman Catholic Church and an Anglican Church made of logs are popular photographic subjects in Haines Junction. A new administration building for territorial government offices also houses the library and liquor  store.

Haines Junction Monument This monument, depicting the major wildlife of the Kluane area, was built in 1987 and currently sits at the cross roads of the Alaska and Haines Highways. Directly behind the monument is a visitor information panel about Haines Junction, its services and attractions. An  indoor swimming pool is located at the community center.

Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park

This 8,500-square mile area (22,000 square km.) in the southwestern corner of the Yukon Territory contains Mt. Logan (19,545 ft/5959 m.), Canada’s …