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Chilkat, Alaska

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The location of Chilkat

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Chilkat.

This page contains five sections:

Around Chilkat ...

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chilkat and not the distance if you are going to drive.<1>

Community   DirDistance
Chilkoot   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Covenant Life   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Haines   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Klukwan   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Lutak   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mosquito Lake   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mud Bay   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Skagway   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wells   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Fraser (BC)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
White Pass (BC)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chilkat ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Chilkat.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Chilkat. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Chilkat ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Chilkat.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>   DirDistance
Haines Airport (HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Skagway Airport (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mule Creek Airport (FAA ID: CBS4)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Chilkat.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chilkat. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Juneau Intl.  (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   SSE   86 miles [138.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Skagway Airport (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gustavus Airport (GST/PAGS)   [Map]   S   67 miles [107.8 km]
Whitehorse Intl.  (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Whitehorse - Cousins Airport (FAA ID: CFP8)   [Map]   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Haines Airport (HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mule Creek Airport (FAA ID: CBS4)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
  Website for Juneau International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitehorse Intl.   (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]
  Website for Erik Nielsen - Whitehorse International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Haines Airport   (HNS/PAHN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chilkat. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chilkat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilkat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.3997, Longitude: -135.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chilkat have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Chilkat), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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