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SOUTHEAST ALASKA
Exploring Alaska’s dramatic southeast coast
 Jan: 20°F-29°F Feb: 23°F-33°F Mar: 28°F-39°F Apr: 32°F-48°F May: 40°F-55°F Jun: 45°F-62°F
Jul: 48°F-65°F Aug: 48°F-62°F Sep: 42°F-56°F Oct: 38°F-48°F Nov: 28°F-38°F Dec: 22°F- 32°F
Southeast Alaska, also known as the Alaska Panhandle, is a picturesque area of mountains, fjords, rainforests and small coastal towns.
Population (2019 estimates)
Southeast Alaska..................... 72,373
Haines ......................................... 1,784 Haines Borough........................2,516 Juneau ......................................31,986 Ketchikan City ........................... 8,103 Ketchikan Gateway Borough..13,739 Sitka .............................................8,532 Skagway...................................... 1,095 Wrangell .................................... 2,400
State Fair
Southeast Alaska Annual State Fair
Haines, Alaska • Cancelled www.seakfair.org
Farmers Markets
Haines Farmers Market
Under Paysons Pavilion, Haines.
June to mid-September, Saturdays, 10am-12pm.
Second Saturday Market Mendenhall Valley Shopping Centre, Juneau. Year-round, Second Saturday of each month.
Skagway Farmer’s Market
11th & Broadway (STC Building), Skagway May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, 3-6pm.
The Market in Petersburg
ANB Hall and Sons of Norway Hall, Petersburg. June to August, every other Saturday, 10am-1pm.
Visitor Information
HAINES
Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau
visithaines.com • (907) 766-2234
JUNEAU
Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau
traveljuneau.com
Toll Free 1-888-581-2201 • (907) 586-2201
KETICHIKAN
Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
visit-ketchikan.com • (907) 225-6166
PETERSBURG
Petersburg Visitor Center
www.petersburg.org • (907) 772-4636
SITKA
Sitka Alaska Convention & Visitors Bureau
visitsitka.org • (907) 747-5940
SKAGWAY
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau
skagway.com
(907) 983-2854 • 1-888-762-1898
WRANGELL
City & Borough of Wrangell Alaska Visitor Information www.wrangell.com/visitorservices (907) 874-2381
Customs Stations
Canada Border Services Agency
1-800-461-9999 • www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Klondike Highway #2
Fraser, British Columbia (867) 821-4111
Year-round: 8am–midnight (Yukon time)
Haines Highway #3
Pleasant Camp, B.C. • (907) 767-5540 Year-round: 8am–midnight
(Yukon time)
United States Customs and Border Protection
(202) 325-8000 • www.cbp.gov
Klondike Highway #2
Skagway, Alaska • (907) 983-2325 Year-round: 7am–11 pm (Alaska time) Haines Highway #3
Dalton Cache, Alaska • (907) 767-5511 Year-round: 7am–11 pm (AK time)
Southeast Alaska is popular with visitors for its scenery and mild climate. The inside passage offers activities such as whale watching, kayaking and canoeing. It is also a popular route for cruise ships during the summer.
More than 80 percent of Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which, at 16.9 million acres,
is the largest National Forest in the United States. Almost half of Tongass is covered by ice, water, wetlands and rock. It includes Mendenhall, LeConte and Hubbard glaciers as well as the Alexander Archipelago.
The Alaska portion of the inside passage runs through channels and fjords which are formed by the tops of submerged mountains of the Coast Ranges. These mountain tops make up the 1,100 islands of the Alexander Archipelago.
The southeast was the first area of Alaska settled when it was acquired by the United States from Russia in the Alaska Purchase in 1867.
Native American and Russian influences can be seen in the small coastal towns along the inside passage. The onion-domed, icon-
laden churches are evidence of the Russians who once settled the land. The Tlingit, Haida and Tsmishian people have lived in Southeast Alaska for over 10,000 years. Their history is carved into towering totem poles.
The towns of Haines, Skagway
and Hyder are all accessible by
road through Canada but most communities, such as Juneau (the capital of Alaska) are only accessible by sea or air. The Alaska Marine Highway provides transportation between towns and also connects Southeast Alaska with the rest of Alaska and the continental United States.
Juneau - Adventure & Culture
In Juneau, Alaska’s scenic capital city, cosmopolitan charm and rich history combine with the stunning wilderness of the Tongass National Forest and the bountiful waters of the Inside Passage. Juneau became the capital city of Alaska in 1906 when the government was moved from Sitka. It is Southeast Alaska’s hub with convenient air and ferry service to Inside Passage communities, Glacier Bay National Park, Anchorage and Seattle (only 2 hours by air).
Among other things, visitors can enjoy Alaska’s most accessible glacier, fly over the Juneau Icefield, discover the State Museum, gaze at humpback and orca whales, take a glacier cruise, tour a historic gold mine, ride
the Mount Roberts Tram, savor fresh Alaskan seafood, shop downtown galleries, catch salmon and watch sea lions, seals, eagles and possibly bears. Juneau also has a thriving arts community with a local symphony, two major statewide music festivals, an award-winning theater, and countless local artists. Best of all, these authentic Alaskan experiences are all within 15 minutes of downtown Juneau.
Mendenhall Glacier is Alaska’s famous “drive-in” glacier. It is only 13 miles from downtown Juneau along a paved road. The glacier can be viewed from the road or from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
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     Alaska’s capital city
Fast Facts
➨ Population: 32,406 (2014 census)
➨ Founded in 1881
➨ Area: 3,248 sq miles
➨ The longest day is June 21
(18 hrs, 18 min of daylight)
➨ The shortest day is December 21 (6 hrs, 21 min of daylight)
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Photo courtesy of Skagway CVB | Andrew Cremata
EVERGREEN AVE
to Mendenhall Glacier, Ferry Terminal and Hospital
BEHRENDS AVE
GOLDBELT
TROY AVE
HEMLOCK ST ALDER ST
to Perseverance Trailhead and Last Chance Mining Museam
MARTIN RD
HIGHLAND DR
PARKS ST
BASIN RD
SPRUCE ST
SEATER ST
to Mt. Roberts Trailhead
GOLD CREEK
GLACIER AVE
IRWIN ST
COPE PARK RD
COPE PARK
MARINE PARK
EVERGREEN CEMETERY
CAPITAL AVE
CALHOURN
HARRIS ST
SEVENTH ST SIXTH ST FIFTH ST FOURTH ST
THIRD ST SECOND ST
EGAN DR
TWELFTH ST
DIXON
FRANKLIN ST
EAST ST
FRANKLIN ST
GLACIER AVE
A ST B ST C ST D ST
F ST
NELSON ST
GOLD ST
SEWARD ST
MAIN ST
EIGHTH ST
W. NINTH ST NINTH ST W. EIGHTH ST
W. SEVENTH ST
ELEVENTH ST TENTH ST
VILLAGE ST
AURORA HARBOR
HARRIS HARBOR
WILLOUGHBY AVE
WHITTIER ST
WILLOUGHBY AVE
FIRST ST
THIRD ST
FRONT ST
GLACIER AVE
GASTINEAU AVE
EGAN DR
MARINE WAY
FERRY WAY
JUNEAU - DOUGLAS BRIDGE
A
COAST GUARD DOCK
SITKA ST
B
NOWELL AVE
PARK ST KENNEDY ST
DOUGLAS HWY
FOSTER AVE
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D E
TRAM
CORDOVA ST
FOSTER AVE PIONEER AVE
FAIRBANKS ST
DOUGLAS ISLAND
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