The most complete Juneau travel information is available from:
The Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Juneau Sights and Destinations
- Alaska State Museum
- House of Wickersham
- Juneau-Douglas City Museum
- Patsy Ann Statue
- Mt. Roberts Tram
- Alaska Airlines
- Alaska Marine Highway System
- Capital Transit
- Juneau Harbors
- Juneau International Airport
Other Information Useful to Visitors
- Accessibility of Tours, Activities and Facilities in Juneau
(Document Courtesy of Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau)
- Office of Economic Development
- Alaska Wildlife Notebook from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Broadcasting and Publishing in Juneau
- Centennial Hall Convention Center
- Juneau Maps
- Photos of Juneau
- Relocating to Alaska from the Alaska Department of Labor
- SLED — Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
Excellent source of Alaska information. Especially the Alaska FAQ
Fast Facts About Juneau
The current population of Juneau is 32,739 (State of Alaska 2016).
Type of Government
The City and Borough of Juneau is a home-rule municipality under the Constitution of the State of Alaska. It has a Council/Manager form of government. The Borough Assembly is composed of the Mayor and eight Assembly members.
The Juneau economy is based on State, local, and Federal government, tourism, mining, fishing, and logging. For more complete information see:
- Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development –Search database of community and economic information.
- Juneau Economic Development Council
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Size and Location
Located in the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska, 900 air miles north of Seattle and 600 air miles south of Anchorage. 58 18 N Latitude, 134 24 W Longitude
- Area: 2, 593.6 square miles of land and 487.6 square miles of water.
- Maps of Juneau
- Home to Tlingit Indian tribes.
- 1880 — Gold discovered by Chief Kowee, Richard Harris, and Joe Juneau.
- 1881 — Town is named “Juneau City”.
- 1900 — Becomes capital of the Alaska Territory.
- 1959 — Statehood. Juneau becomes capital of the State of Alaska.
- 1970 — Unification with the City of Douglas and surrounding areas into the City & Borough of Juneau.
- Read more about Juneau history
- Gallery of Historic Photos of Juneau
Climate & Day Length
Juneau has a mild, maritime climate. The mean annual temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures seldom drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures seldom exceed 65 degrees. Abundant rainfall contributes to the growth of very large Sitka spruce and Western hemlock in the coastal forests and to abundant fish populations in local waters. Snowfall is heavy in most winters, averaging 101 inches. Statistically, June is the month with the least rainfall.
Juneau does not have the “midnight sun” experienced further north in Alaska, but day length is much longer in the summer and much shorter in the winter than in the “Lower 48” states. Long twilight makes the effective day length longer in summer and shorter in winter than the times shown in the table below.
|Winter Solstice||Sunrise||Sunset||Hours of Daylight|
|December 21 or 22||9:46 a.m.||4:07 p.m.||6 hrs. 21 minutes|
|Summer Solstice||Sunrise||Sunset||Hours of Daylight|
|June 20 or 21||3:51 a.m.||10:09 p.m.||18 hrs. 18 minutes|