The Village of Haines Junction lies on the edge of a vast and spectacular wilderness, and is a gateway to the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The community lies within the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Southern Tutchone people who have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Kluane National Park and Reserve, together with the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park in British Columbia, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, form the largest internationally protected area on earth and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Village of Haines Junction, commonly referred to as 'the Junction' by many of its 800+ residents, is situated at the intersection of the Haines and Alaska Highways. Residents call Haines Junction home for many reasons: from access to wilderness, to the connection to land and ancestors, to being part of a community. Surrounded by a beautiful and rugged landscape, Haines Junction is truly a wilderness town and offers exceptional outdoor experiences for visitors and residents alike.
Painting: The Way Home by Libby Dulac