10 Interesting Facts About Haines Junction

Facts About Haines Junction

Facts About Haines Junction

  • Haines Junction has a subarctic climate (Dfc) with mild summers and long, severely cold and snowy winters, with annual snowfall averaging 64.5 inches.
  • For around two thousand years, the Southern Tutchone people had seasonal hunting and fishing camps in the area of present-day Haines Junction.
  • The original name of the area was “Dakwakada”, a Southern Tutchone word meaning “high cache”.
  • Haines Junction is a village in Yukon, Canada. Haines Junction is located at Kilometre 1,632 of the Alaska Highway at its junction with the Haines Highway, hence the name of the community.
  • The current town of Haines Junction was established in 1942 and 1943 during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
  • Haines Junction was Incorporated in 1984.
  • The Estimated Population of Haines Junction is 613. 
  • Haines Junction is 1953 ft above sea level.
  • The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay is an annual 238-kilometre relay or solo bicycle race from Haines Junction to Haines, Alaska.
  • Haines Junction is east of Kluane National Park and Reserve is home to Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, caribou, bears and numerous species of small mammals and birds.
Facts About Haines Junction
Facts About Haines Junction