Haines looks forward to Canadian visitors as border opens


November 10, 2021

After more than 18 months without Canadian visitors, Haines could see an influx of RV traffic and coho fishermen this week. The U.S.-Canada border reopened for fully vaccinated Canadians on Monday. With coho still running and Yukoners long cut off from the sea, the quiet days of the pandemic in Haines could be waning.

“Be prepared to maybe see a bunch of RVs,” said Haines Borough tourism director Steven Auch.

“We’re looking forward to finally getting to see our friends we’ve been separated from forcibly for so long,” said Alaska Rod’s co-owner Rhonda Hinson. “Our Canadian neighbors have always...

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