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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 (2017 estimates)
Southeast Alaska..................... 72,915
Haines .......................................... 1,713 Haines Borough........................2,459 Juneau ..................................... 32,269 Ketchikan City ...........................8,050 Ketchikan Gateway Borough..13,754 Sitka .............................................8,748 Skagway...................................... 1,087 Wrangell .....................................2,387
State Fair
Southeast Alaska 25th Annual State Fair
Haines, Alaska • July 26-29, 2018 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
sitka.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.
 Whale Watching • Eldred Rock Lighthouse •
Fjord Express
   $169 ROUNDTRIP
to
Juneau
$130 ONE WAY
Juneau Tour • Glaciers
  Day Cruise Package from Skagway or Haines
Departs Small Boat Harbors SKAGWAY: 8:00am-8:00pm HAINES: 8:30am-7:30pm
Continental breakfast and light supper provided
    (907) 766-3395 • 1-800-320-0146 • www.alaskafjordlines.com
TICKETS: Online • Fjordlines Haines Office • Skagway Book Co • RV Parks
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Photo courtesy of: Ron Horn
  Moose and calf seen while on the River Adventure Tour
  Bald Eagle Preserve Jet Boat Tours
 Where the road ends...
your adventure begins
 www.jetboatalaska.com
 Toll Free: 800-478-9827 akriveradventures@gmail.com
 SKAGWAY & HAINES, ALASKA
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