Photo Credit: Kara Capaldo

Wildlife Viewing Spots in Haines

Haines offers fantastic chances to see bald eagles, spawning salmon, and the occasional bear. Here’s where to go.

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Best Wildlife Viewing Spots in Haines

Crowds of bazooka-lens tot­ing pho­tog­ra­phers some­times crowd this stretch to cap­ture brown bears feed­ing on salmon in the wild. It’s a place to see these impres­sive goliaths up close. Keep a safe distance.

You needn’t hike into the back­coun­try to get pho­tos of throngs of eagles; some the most impres­sive shots are tak­en from here, look­ing out at the braid­ed Chilkat Riv­er chan­nels where the birds jos­tle and com­pete for fish.