Kasaan is a small community on Prince of Wales Island with a BIG cultural heritage.
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Kasaan, Alaska | Alive with Culture
Visit a unique part of Alaska and experience our cultural community!

Kasaan | Prince of Wales Island

Kasaan is one of the main historical Alaskan Native communities of the Haida. Residents moved from their former village on Skowl Arm, now called Old Kasaan, starting in 1893 and mostly in the period 1902-1904. Kasaan is located on Prince of Wales Island. The town is easily accessible by road once on Prince of Wales Island. Kasaan translates as “pretty town”.  Very true!

Credit: Ketchikan Museum #99-1-56-1

Kasaan is a must see when visiting Prince of Wales Island

Kasaan certainly embodies a fascinating heritage, we also feature fantastic beaches, outstanding wildlife and wonderful hiking.

Getting to Kasaan

Kasaan is accessible via road, if you are on Prince of Wales Island already. The Inter Island Ferry makes daily trips to Prince of Wales Island from Ketchikan. Kasaan also has daily flights by Pacific Air from Ketchikan.

Blue = roads to communities on Prince of Wales Island | Orange = ferry route from Ketchikan

Our Featured Attractions

Latest Tribal News

Kasaan’s New Rack Card

As a part of our recent marketing efforts, OVK is proud to announce our new rack card. You will soon find it around POW, the Inter-Island Ferry and around Ketchikan. Read more →

Upcoming Events

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all-day Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mini... @ Totem Trail Cafe
Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mini... @ Totem Trail Cafe
May 10 – May 11 all-day
This two-day event will be held at the Totem Trail Cafe in Kasaan, Alaska. An annual event, the Mining Symposium consists of sessions with presentations by mining representatives, governing agencies, interested groups, and residents of Prince of Wales Island. These sessions include current mining projects and mining issues that may concern the residents of Prince...

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The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be
“bilingual adults are better able to switch focus between tasks, recall memories, and demonstrate higher-level problem-solving and planning skills. Bilingual kids demonstrate those skills, too. Plus, all of those executive ...
Nicole Carle Creations
How to make a cedar rose....a video i made awhile back on how I make them, turn down volume my dog barks in the middle of it 🙂
Sustain Kasaan ...
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Cool inspirational video!
“I want to be a figure that can inspire Native youth to live a life of wellness.” Martin Sensmeier, Tlingit and Koyukon Athabascan Ambassador.

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Home
Sustain Kasaan shared a link.
Timeline Photos
Come get a rueben and fries, a coffee or dessert!
Timeline Photos
Totem Trail Cafe added a new photo.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Concerned about the health of our oceans? Scientists are, too, so they’re studying the waters off the coasts of Massachusetts and Alaska at two new NSF Long-Term Ecological Research sites.
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The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
Very cool, hope to find out some good gardening tips! 👍🏼
Sustain Kasaan shared The Sustainable Southeast Partnership's post.
New Science Shows Seagrass Meadows Suppress Pathogens
After a bout of illness in Indonesia, scientists discover that seagrass meadows have bacteria-fighting superpowers that benefit people, fish and invertebrates.
Sustain Kasaan shared a link.
Gretchen
It's time! We will be getting things planted in Kasaan very soon!
Hydaburg School District fun in the garden activity March 31st
Sustain Kasaan shared a post.
Timeline Photos
Sunday and its slow. Come get a burger!!
Experts Beg Everyone To Check Their Gardens For Tiny Eggs Before They Prune This Spring
“Hummingbird eggs are tiny, about the size of jelly beans! Please remember to carefully check for nests before you trim trees and shrubs this spring.”
Whenever I’m out in nature, ...
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Very good video about filleting Halibut!
March 11th marked the kick off of Alaska halibut and sablefish seasons!

Check out this fillet 101 video and help spread the word.
Sustain ...
Audrey
Yum, looks SO Good, sure hope to see you there, going to be some wonderful food. Time to get out, shake the snow and winter off and come eat tomorrow ...
Timeline Photos
Ready to try something sweet and housemade? Creamy peanut butter pie!
We've added desserts 🍨 so please ask next time you stop by!!
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UPDATED MENU!!! 3/17
Totem Trail Cafe added 5 new photos.
Organized Village Of Kasaan Tribal Hall And Totem Trail Café Special
Remember our Saint Patricks day Dinner event.
Still Lots of availability
St . Patrick's day dinner Special
Quantities Limited, **RESERVATIONS REQUIRED**
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3 course Traditional Irish grub
$25.00 a plate

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Hello!
Totem Trail Café will be opening MARCH 3rd

The Café will be open Weekends, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM -4 PM

Breakfast = 9 AM - 11AM, Lunch ...
Náay Í'waans Rededication Ceremony ~ Abbreviated Program
Discovery Cabins added 4 new photos to the album: Náay Í'waans Rededication Ceremony ~ Abbreviated Program — at Naay I'waans ("The Great House", Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House).
Discovery Cabins
Kasaan is a beautiful, spiritual place, to see the only Haida traditional long house and totems are breath taking! So peaceful, a great get away to relax and enjoy cabins ...

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