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Canyon Island
Native name:
Location Juneau City and Borough, Alaska
Coordinates 58°32′53″N 133°40′32″W / 58.54806°N 133.67556°W / 58.54806; -133.67556
Archipelago Alexander Archipelago
Width 0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Highest elevation 69 ft (21 m)
United States
State Alaska
Borough Juneau

Canyon Island (Lingít: Aanx̱'atinyé) is an island in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. Located in the Taku River, it is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of the mouth of the Wright River and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of the city of Juneau. The name was first reported by the United States Geological Survey in 1960, collected between 1976 and 1981, and entered into the Geographic Names Information System on March 31, 1981.

The island is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) across.


The Taku people previously lived on the island. A radio station operated by Pacific Alaska Airways was located on the island as of the 1930s.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game operated a research station on the island. Fish wheels are present on the island for the study of salmon.

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