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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10
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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...

Social Media News

Missed us at the Craig bazaar?No worries! We will be serving coffees and selling goods at the Thorne Bay bazaar next weekend!!
Come to the Craig bazaar and get yourself a coffee while you browse the goods!
Totem Trail Cafe
GREAT place to eat!!!!
Join some of our staff at tomorrow's bazaar in Craig and get yourself a tasty coffee and purchase something neat for Mothers Day!
Up for a ...
Join some of our staff at tomorrow's bazaar in Craig and get yourself a tasty coffee and purchase something neat for Mothers Day!
Up for a drive? The Cafe will ...
Timeline Photos
Hydaburg: PSP Warning (above FDA's Action Level)
The Sustainable Southeast Partnership
Pick up a copy of Capital City Weekly this week and read about the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research partnership (SEATOR). This regional network of 15+ tribal governments is not ...
WE ARE CLOSED TODAY DUE TO SEPTIC MAINTENANCE
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
Totem trail will be closed TOMORROW THURSDAY April 27th due to sceptic maintenance.
We hope this issue will be resolved by Friday but please stay posted for updates!!
The New York Times
Our Haida traditions are still being practiced!
How do you make a totem pole? NYT reporter Catherine Porter is with master carver Christian White in his workshop in Massett, Haida ...
Growing Garlic Alaska Style
Have you ever snapped a dry, yet juicy garlic bulb from a garlic braid? The mouthwatering pull brings you home to flavors, smells, and promises of delicious dinners ahead. It’s ...
Another friendly reminder that Totem Trail Cafe will be CLOSED MAY 10TH - 11TH for the Island Wide Mining Symposium and will resume normal hours Friday May 12th.
FRIDAY special
Pilgrim sandwich & fries $9.00
French bread lightly grilled
Grilled turkey with 1000 island dressing and swiss cheese.
Totem Trail Cafe Totem Trail Cafe shared a link.
Timeline Photos
Sustain Kasaan added a new photo to the album: Timeline Photos.
After years of effort, Haida language curriculum is now accredited in B.C. - News
“That’s absolutely excellent — it’s been a long time coming,” said Trustee Kim Goetzinger.
Sustain Kasaan shared a link.
CBC Indigenous
Vancouver's University of British Columbia is now home to a totem pole that represents the victims and survivors of Canada's residential school system. CBC British Columbia

Read more: www.cbc.ca/1.4050078
Carrie ...
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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