Haines Junction is the ideal base for wilderness excursions like river rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing and glacier flight-seeing. Haines Junction is also rich in arts and culture. It is the home of the Da Kų Cultural Centre which celebrates the vibrant language, culture and tradition of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations people. It is a quiet yet active community that offers a self-guided walking tour that shows some of the history of the area, the Village also offers walking, biking or hiking trails and during the winter season the St. Elias Cross Country Ski Club opens which boosts groomed ski trails with amazing views.
The Kluane Region is rich in wildlife and picturesque scenery. Kluane National Park and Reserve hosts the tallest mountain in Canada (Mount Logan 19,551 ft) and is home to over 100 species of birds including rock ptarmigan, golden and bald eagles. It offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing/bird watching, sightseeing and photography. Hiking is very popular in the Park; with trails ranging from day hikes to overnight adventures. There is also rafting on the Alsek River, mountain biking on old mining roads, horse back riding through the Alsek Pass, boating on Kathleen Lake and numerous fishing spots for lake trout, rainbow trout and northern pike.