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ALASKA O f f i c i a l S tat e Va c at i o n P l a n n e r

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ALASKA

The experience of a lifetime

The State of Alaska invites you to experience our awe-inspiring scenic beauty, abundant wildlife and friendly hospitality. Our vacation planner is designed to help you discover the special places and diverse vacation possibilities that make Alaska such an extraordinary destination. In it you’ll find everything from small bed and breakfasts to magnificent lodges, river ra�ing trips to glacier cruises and everything in between. We hope you’ll come visit the “Great Land” soon.

TravelAlaska.com Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau


The people, the places, the beauty – it's like nothing else on earth. And when you visit, Alaska becomes a part of you forever. In fact, every Alaskan you meet will undoubtedly tell you the story of a friend who came to Alaska to visit and never left.

Make it Alaska this year!

Table of Contents Map ...................................................... 2-3 Trip Planning ....................................... 4-29 Itineraries ..........................................30-35 Regional Information ........................36-45 How to Use the Travel Directory ............ 46 Statewide Businesses ...................... 47-56 Inside Passage Businesses .............. 57-66 Southcentral Businesses .................. 67-83 Interior Businesses ........................... 84-92 Far North Businesses ....................... 93-94 Southwest Businesses ..................... 95-97 Camping/RV Parks ................................ 98 Community Information .................100-101 Calendar of Events ........................102-104

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Alaska The state is so immense, it’s easier to think of it as five distinct regions. To help you understand these regions, we’ve color-coded them as shown below. You’ll also find a statewide section to assist you as you explore the different areas of Alaska. For more information on the communities in each region, see pages 36-45.

Inside Passage • Glacier Bay • Northern Region • Southern Region

Southcentral • Anchorage Area • Copper River Valley & Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve • The Kenai • Mat-Su Valley • Prince William Sound

Interior • Alaska Highway • Fairbanks • Mount McKinley & Denali National Park & Preserve

Far North • Arctic Coast • Brooks Range • Western Arctic

Southwest • Alaska Peninsula • Aleutian Islands • Bristol Bay • Kodiak Archipelago • Pribilof Islands • Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta 2


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ALASKA Turn dreams into reality

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Prince William Sound


More mountains than buildings, more wildlife than people and more glaciers than stoplights.

Camping, Valdez

Alaska – it’s amazingly different, with the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parklands, the highest concentration of glaciers and the longest stretch of coastline in the United States. Alaska is a place of magnificence, but it’s not beyond your reach.

This vacation planner has been designed to help you decide where you want to go and what you want to do. You will find valuable information about special points of interest and the many activities to choose from as you prepare for your unforgettable experience. Alaska is closer than you might think. With direct flights from many major cities in the U.S., you’ll find that getting to Alaska is easier than ever. In fact, you could be here tomorrow.

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ALASKA Wildlife

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Brown Bear, Lake Clark National Park


“The moose crossed the road right in front of us. I’ll never forget it … it was a mother and her calf.” - Nicky W., Fernley, NV

Moose, Denali National Park

Watchable Wildlife

Viewing Tips

A magnificent grizzly roaming an untamed landscape, great herds of caribou migrating across the tundra, millions of salmon spawning up rivers and the haunting cries of sandhill cranes streaming overhead: these and many other wildlife-viewing opportunities await you in Alaska.

• Dawn and dusk are the best times to view most wildlife

Join a guided tour through a national or state park to look for bear, caribou or moose, or take a day cruise to spot pu�ns, sea otters, and humpback and killer whales. Even a leisurely stroll along one of Alaska’s many trails can offer a chance to see wildlife, whether it’s Dall sheep kicking up their heels along a rock face or a bald eagle soaring high above.

• Watch from a distance so both you and the animal remain safe

Consider a flightseeing trip for a bird’s eye view of wildlife beyond the road system or visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, or the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage for a closer look.

• Visit wildlife refuges or parks for best chance to see wildlife • Use binoculars and a telephoto lens for great close-up views and photos • Be patient. Even when wildlife is abundant, it may take time to spot • Make noise traveling in thick brush or near spawning salmon to avoid surprising moose and bears

Wildlife viewing takes on a whole new dimension in winter, when animals are easier to see against a backdrop of white snow. Early winter draws more than 3,000 bald eagles to feed on salmon at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines. Moose, fox and various species of birds can also be spotted more easily. While viewing opportunities abound, one thing is for sure: no matter which path you choose, you’ll remember it for a lifetime. For more information on wildlife viewing, visit wildlifeviewing.alaska.gov

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ALASKA Adventure “The trip to Alaska was, by far, the most memorable vacation of my life.” - Cindy S., Loveland, CO

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Ziplining, Icy Strait Point


Fly-Fishing, Kodiak Island

From the Mild to the Wild

Sportsman’s Paradise

Alaska has some of the most incredible scenery to be found in the United States. In order to enjoy all the state has to offer, visitors must get out and experience it for themselves.

Alaska offers some of the most diverse and incredible fishing in the world. You can pull off the road and drop a line into a roadside river or charter a boat and reel in one of Alaska’s enormous halibut. Fly-in fishing, wilderness lodges and fish camps offer once-ina-lifetime experiences. In all, more than 386 fish species inhabit Alaska’s salt and fresh waters. A complete guide to freshwater and saltwater fishing regulations is available from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish. For contact information, sf.adfg.state.ak.us/statewide/reghome.cfm

Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor experience, day excursions and guided tours allow you to discover true Alaska wilderness during the day and sleep in a comfortable bed at night. For the seasoned outdoor expert, Alaska is teeming with opportunities for rugged, backcountry treks. Whether you prefer to hike on an Ice Age glacier, skim the wilderness in a “Bush” plane or take a dog sled ride, you’ll find plenty of options for experiencing the Alaska you’ve always dreamed about. The state’s many famous rivers, lakes and protected coastal waters offer the chance to experience ra�ing, kayaking or jet boat rides from mild to wild. No matter what your interest, you’re sure to find adventures tailor-made for you.

Ecotourism Ecotourism is responsible travel to natural areas, preserving the environment and improving the well-being of local people. Alaska is a prime year-round destination for visitors seeking a more personal connection with nature, culture and wilderness. Ecotourism means you leave little or no impact during your visit so that future visitors can enjoy the same beauty and quality experience of Alaska’s special places. Using established paths rather than disturbing vegetation, limiting campfires and being careful not to litter are all highly recommended.

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Hunting in Alaska provides a full range of guided and unguided experiences. Alaska is famous for its huge moose, vast caribou herds, brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats and Sitka blacktailed deer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation provides information on hunting regulations at wildlife.alaska.gov


Mount McKinley, Denali National Park

Alaska’s Parklands More than half of the parklands in the United States are found in Alaska. In all, Alaska contains 322 million acres of public lands, which are administered by federal, state and municipal agencies. Alaska’s parks offer something for every type of traveler – wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, outdoor photography, kayaking, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, hiking and nature walks. Visitors who include a visit to one of Alaska’s parks in their itinerary can marvel at some of the largest glaciers on Earth, explore ancient rainforests or relax with a picnic amid vast mountain ranges.

National Parks Thanks to the extensive network of national parks in Alaska, a traveler is never far from a grand adventure in the greatest of the great outdoors. Alaska contains 23 national parks, including seven of America’s 10 largest. Many are reasonably close to major metropolitan areas. For example, the awe-inspiring Denali National Park and Preserve, featuring North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley, is easily accessible by road and is located between Anchorage and Fairbanks, the state’s two largest cities. For visitors to the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is just a thirty-minute plane ride from Juneau. Alaska’s national parks offer diverse experiences like glacier and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also enjoy hot springs, fishing, camping and hiking. Park ranger interpretive programs offer an opportunity to learn about wildlife, geography, traditional Native lifestyles and park history. Although many of Alaska’s national parks can be reached by road, some are accessible only by air or water taxi service. Visit nps.gov for more information.

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Dall Sheep, Denali National Park


Alaska State Parks Alaska has the largest state park system in the nation, which covers 3.3 million acres of spectacular mountains, remote valleys, forests, pristine rivers, alpine tundra, glaciers and marine environments. Managed by the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, there are 123 park units ranging from half an acre to 1.6 million acres.

Eagle River Nature Center, Chugach State Park

Depending upon the time of year, visitors can mountain bike, hike, camp, fish, boat, swim, rock climb, geo-cache, gold pan, view wildlife, ride horseback, drive ATVs, ride snowmobiles, cross-country ski and tour museums. There are 60 public use cabins in 18 state park units from Fairbanks to Southeast Alaska. Some of these cabins are on the road system and are available year round. Alaska’s state parks are a great place to view wildlife, including moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves, caribou and lynx. Some of the Jewels of Alaska’s State Park System:

Chugach State Park, located in Anchorage’s backyard, is the third largest state park in America with 495,204 acres. The park has some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmachining, ra�ing and climbing in Alaska. With its 254,080 acres of forests, rivers and alpine tundra just north of Fairbanks, Chena River State Recreation Area has recreational opportunities for everyone. The park’s trailheads give visitors access to the world famous Granite Tors. Totem Bight State Historical Park, Ketchikan

The Kenai River Special Management Area encompasses one of the world’s greatest sport fishing rivers, the Kenai, and also includes Kenai and Skilak lakes. Kenai River kings are among the largest North Pacific salmon, sometimes weighing more than 85 pounds. Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, on Kodiak Island, became a unit of the state park system in 1969 to preserve the historic ruins of a World War II coastal defense installation. The steep surf-pounded cliffs, deep spruce forests, wildflower laden meadows and a lake containing trout add to its appeal.

Historic Kennecott Copper Mine, Wrangell-St.Elias National Park

Denali State Park is almost one-half the size of Rhode Island and abutts Denali National Park and Preserve. The park provides the visitor with a great variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from roadside camping (three campgrounds and three public use cabins) to wilderness exploration (four trail heads). Shoup Bay State Marine Park is five miles southwest of the Port of Valdez. Shoup Bay is famous for the 150-foot tidal wave, which surged in and out of the bay three times during the 1964 earthquake. The bay has changed substantially since then as Shoup Glacier continues to transform the terrain. For a complete list and more information about Alaska’s State Parks, visit dnr.alaska.gov/parks

Kayaking, Kenai Fjords National Park

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ALASKA Experience

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Denali National Park


Independence Mine State Historical Park, Wasilla

History Alaska’s intriguing history is closely intertwined with that of the people who settled here thousands of years ago. Their diverse culture bears imprints of every group that has made Alaska its home, from the first Ice Age nomads to Russian fur traders to the gold miners who came to seek their fortunes.

Russian America By the time America bought the Alaska Territory, Russians had been living here for more than 120 years. The strength of Alaska’s Russian heritage is still visible today. Visitors can join historical tours in towns and regions with strong Russian connections or explore museums with exhibits examining Russia’s role in Alaskan history such as the Baranov Museum in Kodiak or the Russian Church and National Historical Park in Sitka. The strength of Alaska’s Russian heritage is still visible in the onion-shaped domes of Russian Orthodox churches that rise above many Alaska towns.

Gold Rush The lure of gold touched almost every corner of Alaska. In Skagway, join a ranger-guided walking tour through the restored buildings of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park or experience Gold Rush era travel on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Try your hand at panning for gold in many Alaska cities, including Juneau, Fairbanks, Skagway, Girdwood and Nome or view mammoth historical gold dredges in Fairbanks and Nome.

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Museums From the quirky to the sublime, Alaska museums offer visitors a true glimpse into the history of the state. The stellar collections at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau interprets the knowledge of the history of the state, its people and resources. For those interested in the more unusual, the Hammer Museum in Haines showcases 1,500 hammers, from ancient times to the present. In the small community of Gustavus, gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, the only fuel station is a pre-WWII replica Mobil gas station with working 1937 Wayne 60 pumps. Head inside to the Petroleum Museum, which is filled with vintage petro pieces and one-ofa-kind antiques all honoring the petroleum industry’s long history. In Anchorage, the Aviation Heritage Museum is the showcase for aviation relics. Located near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the museum houses everything from a flight simulator to an F-15 screaming eagle to a Boeing 727 cockpit. Don’t miss looking inside the hangar where the museum’s historical aviation relics are restored. For an immersive experience in Alaska’s art and culture, visit the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Exhibits, a planetarium, historical dioramas and one of the largest collections of Sydney Laurence paintings in the world can be found there. The Alaska Native Arts Foundation gallery in downtown Anchorage also is a not-to-miss stop. Further north in Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Museum of the North is the only research and teaching museum in Alaska, and its 1.4 million artifacts and specimens represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North.

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Cultural Performance, Sitka

Culture Alaska Native Life Today, Alaska Natives comprise almost 16 percent of Alaska’s population. These indigenous people interweave today’s modern lifestyle with their own cultural threads and spiritual beliefs, preserving the gi�s of tradition for coming generations. From traditional music and dance to beautiful Native art, there are many opportunities and venues for Alaska visitors to experience an integral part of Alaska’s culture and history. Visit the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai or the famous totem exhibits in Ketchikan. Go on a guided tour—a tour to Barrow will take you to the site of the Iñupiat Heritage Center—or view traditional style clan houses in Wrangell, Haines, Sitka and other communities in Alaska.

Cultural Centers For those wishing to delve into the traditions and history of Alaska’s 11 Native cultures, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is not to be missed. A renowned cultural center and “living” museum, the center is situated on 26 tranquil, wilderness acres near downtown Anchorage and provides an immersion into Native cultures that continue to adapt to modern society, yet still maintain a vibrant traditional identity. In Fairbanks, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is a community centerpiece that celebrates the Athabascan culture, languages and educates all who pass through its doors about the area’s natural and cultural history. The Center, named for the late Morris Thompson, a Koyukon Athabascan who dedicated his life to Alaska issues and people, and was widely recognized as a bridge between cultures, advocates traditional knowledge through Elder teachings and motivates the exploration of the grandeur of Fairbanks and Interior Alaska.

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Arts Alaska’s jaw-dropping vistas and vibrant cultures have inspired artists, photographers, totem carvers, poets, musicians and authors, from Sidney Lawrence and Brad Washburn to Jewel and Tom Bodett. Contemporary mediums like film, photography and performance art complement traditional art forms like dance, wood carving and beadwork. Artistsin-residence at Denali National Park take their turn at commemorating “The Mountain” (Mount McKinley) and gallery-goers visit the Anchorage Museum’s Art of the North permanent collection. Alaska artists are o�en found painting en plein air or composing a sonnet in our state parks. Native artists in nearly every rural community offer their carvings, beadwork or other contemporary interpretations of their cultural heritage. The Alaska Native Arts Foundation’s gallery in downtown Anchorage brings authentic artwork, jewelry and clothing from the villages to the gallery for sale. Opportunities for art abound – come revel in it or try your hand at art in Alaska. Alaskans are serious about their art; the Alaska State Council on the Arts ensures that art plays a critical role in the life of our communities as well as in the welfare and educational experience of our citizens. In fact, Alaska mandates that a certain percentage of all major construction projects is earmarked for a piece of art. Foundations and arts organizations support individual artists as well.

Alaska Folk Festival, Juneau

Films in Alaska It is easy to understand why filmmakers love Alaska. Being on location in the 49th state is a real adventure because Alaska offers unparalleled production values that filmmakers and visitors love: The wide array of vistas, landscapes and scenery, four distinct seasons, majestic �ords, rainforest islands, mountain ranges, endless sun in the summer months, a polar desert with sand dunes, dormant and active volcanoes and stunning northern lights displays are just some of the reasons why. From our quaint coastal towns, suburban settings, farms and fishing boats, railroads and gold mines, Alaska offer experiences that easily translate to film, television, documentaries and commercials. So whether it’s thrillers or family-friendly features, Alaska is ready for its close up! Visit Barrow to re-create your own Big Miracle, visit Alaska in early March during the Iditarod Sled Dog Race to experience your own White Fang dog sled adventure, check out Main Street Sitka where a portion of The Proposal was filmed or walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs in the glacial terrain around southcentral Alaska where Walking with Dinosaurs 3-D was filmed. The movie is slated for domestic release in late 2013.

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Farmers’ Market

Alaska Grown Eat Locally Locally grown produce and products abound in open-air markets during the summer. Or you can stock up on famous Alaska delicacies like canned and smoked salmon, wild berry products and reindeer sausage. Harvesting Produce, Matanuska Valley

Farmers’ Markets Alaska is known for its long summer days and, in the northernmost parts of the state, the sun doesn’t set at all for 85 days. The extended daylight means an extended growing season. Make the most of Alaska’s summer bounty and plan a visit to one of our numerous farmers' markets to find out for yourself if our cool climate really does make vegetables sweeter. Between tasting fireweed honey, finding a special brand of handmade sea salt and admiring our late-blooming peonies, Alaska’s farmers' markets are just one way to eat locally. If you visit during late summer, check out giant Alaska cabbage, zucchini, pumpkins and rhubarb at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, just an hour north of Anchorage. Sample Alaska Grown produce when you dine out. Just look for the Alaska Grown logo on the menu or ask your server. Many local chefs prefer to cook with fresh-picked vegetables and build their daily specials around what’s in season.

Wild Alaska Seafood With more than 3 million lakes, 3,000 rivers and 34,000 miles (57,718 km) of coastline, Alaska is one of the most bountiful fishing regions in the world, producing sustainable seafood known for its abundance and variety. Among them: five species of salmon, three types of crab and several varieties of whitefish and shellfish. Swimming wild in these icy, pure waters and feeding on a natural diet, Alaska seafood has an unparalleled flavor prized by chefs and connoisseurs alike. You’ll find fresh Alaska seafood sold all over the state and available in many restaurants. For Alaska seafood recipes, visit recipes.alaskaseafood.org

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Disabled visitors can access a variety of activities

Made in Alaska Wherever you go, you’ll find unique Alaska products and cra�s. Look for gold nugget jewelry, items carved from ivory and jade or handmade clothing and toys. Alaska arts and cra�s are some of the most beautiful in the world. In fact, shopping in the “Last Frontier” is an adventure in itself. Choose from collector's items made from animal skins, fur or bone and woven baskets of beach grass, bark or baleen. Or shop for local cra�s, handmade soaps and jewelry. The o�cial “Made in Alaska” logo indicates an item was made by an Alaska resident or company. The silver hand emblem symbolizes authentic Alaska Native handicra�s. The shop or gallery where you purchase a piece should be able to tell you the artist’s name, cultural background, village or region of origin. Taking home an authentic Alaska souvenir gives visitors a tangible and meaningful way to remember their trip of a lifetime and is a great way to share a part of your Alaska adventure with family and friends at home.

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Carving in Sitka National Historic Park

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Happy Anniversary! With so many reasons to visit Alaska, we’re adding a few more to your list. Over the next few years, Alaska will celebrate key anniversaries in our state’s history. These milestones mark how we shaped the “Last Frontier” and made Alaska an unforgettable vacation destination. From the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 to the first ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913 to the founding of the city of Anchorage in 1915, there’s a chance for you to join the party and learn more about our state’s history.

Fourth Avenue in Anchorage

An Express Iditarod Team in Seward

As you plan your trip north to Alaska, put these dates on your “not-to-miss” list: • It all began when the United States purchased Alaska from Russia. We’re planning our 150th anniversary celebration in 2017, but don’t wait until then. We celebrate Alaska Day every October 18th—come this year and see why Alaska was so worth it. • The Iditarod National Historic Trail, a symbol of frontier travel, turns 100 in 2013. While the Iditarod Trail is best known for the sled dog race run along this rugged trail every year in early March, the 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail from Seward to Nome can be hiked, biked or seen from the air on a spectacular flightseeing trip.

Benny Benson holding the Alaska State Flag, circa 1913


The Chilkat

• One of the state’s most iconic sites—20,320 foot Mount McKinley – celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first successful ascent by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert G. Tatum in June 1913. Since those early days, millions of people have traveled north to see the majestic mountain. You can fly around the mountain with a “Bush” pilot or land on one of its glaciers. • The road leading to Alaska – the famed Alaska Highway, also known as the ALCAN – just turned 70. Built as a supply road during World War II, this highway now hosts thousands of travelers taking the Ultimate North American Road Trip to Alaska every year. • The Alaska Marine Highway System, providing passengers an upclose-and-personal marine experience sailing along Alaska’s majestic coastline, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. Connect with Alaska’s coastal communities on one of the ferry service’s scheduled departures in Alaska, or from Bellingham, Washington.

The ALCAN Highway during WWII

• 25 years ago, the border between Alaska and Russia opened with the first “Friendship Flight” on Alaska Airlines across the Bering Strait. June 1998 marked the start of the thaw between our two countries, and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. • Anchorage, our largest urban center celebrates its 100th anniversary beginning in 2013, with museum exhibits and celebrations of all kinds. We will also commemorate the completion of the Alaska Railroad: in 1923, President Warren G. Harding drove in the Golden Spike in Nenana to connect the rail line from Anchorage. For more information, visit TravelAlaska.com or the Alaska Historical Commission’s website at dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/histcomm/ahc.htm


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Cruiseship, Southeast Alaska


Getting To Alaska Alaska is accessible year-round by air, land or sea. Many visitors choose to combine modes of travel, arriving by air and departing by sea or driving to Alaska and then boarding the ferry for the trip home. Each has advantages and offers a unique perspective. For instance, the best way to see the coastline is by ferry or cruiseship, while there are certain types of wildlife you may only see by taking the open road. And if you want a birds-eye view of the glaciers, take an airplane or day cruise. No matter what your interests, you’re sure to find it on your journey to Alaska.

Trip Planning Distance Guide The MILEPOST®

Anchorage

2160

Calgary

2160

552

1608

552 1195

Edmonton

1975

185 1562

358 393

578

226 1605 2435 950

741 1192 2022

187

226 2386

741 1834 2201

584 1001

Dawson City

884

Dawson Creek

206

364 2172

602

Fairbanks

1001 1132 1962

901

359

447

701 1650

251

Haines

173 1058

554

530 2509

950

Homer

934

881

Prince Rupert

1831 2661

706

906 1483 1132 1831

Seattle

2435

738 2022

827

923 2313 1962 2661 1033

Seward

126 2286

641 1734 2101

484

901

Skagway

832 1544

435

992 1359

710

359 1058

Tok

328 1832

187 1280 1647

206

Valdez

304 2086

441 1534 1901

364

1033 1731

989 1277 1531

2561 1819 2107 2361

173 1731 2561

958

989 1819

958

447

554 1277 2107

454

504

701

530 1531 2361

430

758

720 2172 1650 2509 251

Edmonton

710

950 1192

602

720 1251

484

1605

884 1251

Whitehorse 327

992 1280 1534

584 1483 2313

Prince Rupert

728

Anchorage Calgary

728

653

Homer

724

605 1436

441 1915

923 2101 1359 1647 1901

653

Vancouver

Valdez

Tok

Seward

Skagway 435

906

578 1135 1502

327

641

1853 1502 2201

775 1687

605 1915

304 2288

367

Haines

724 1436

328

827 1734

393 1486 1853

2288

832

706

358 2038

Vancouver

126

738 2286 1544 1832 2086

367 1486 1135 1834

Fairbanks

Whitehorse

Seattle

Prince Rupert

Homer

Haines 775

185 2038 1687 2386

1195 1562

Dawson Creek

Fairbanks

Edmonton

515 1608 1975 1747

515 1747

Dawson City

Dawson Creek

Dawson City

Calgary

Anchorage

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Approximate driving distances in miles between principal points by the most direct overland routes. (Marine access routes are not included here.)

950

934

141 1904

430 2415

850

Seward

504

758 1629

108

Skagway

254 1970

396

Tok

2237

650

Valdez

254

141 2415 1629 1970 2237

881 1904

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850

108

Seattle

454

396

650 1587

1587

Vancouver Whitehorse

1 mile = 1.6 kilometers

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Glenn Highway beside Long Lake, Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Getting to Alaska By Sea Cruiseships

A cruise to Alaska is anything but typical. Cruises are available in a variety of sizes, including large cruiseships, small yachts and sternwheelers. Many travelers take a cruise one way then get off the ship to explore the interior of Alaska and return by air. Cruises operate May through September. Private Yachting

Well known as a cruise destination, Alaska also caters to private charters, luxury yacht vacations and personal family sightseeing and fishing excursions along the state's long coastline, �ords and inlets. Many coastal businesses cater to these independent cruisers providing moorage, marine pilotage, culinary supplies, fishing licenses and local knowledge about fishing hotspots. Alaska Marine Highway

The state-owned ferry system is called a “marine highway” because it provides vital year-round transportation service for more than 30 coastal communities. The route, which covers 3,500 miles of scenic waterways, is so special it has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-

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American Road, meaning spectacular coastal scenery along the route and rich cultural history in port communities. Walk on or bring your car, RV, bicycle or motorcycle for a relaxed, informal way to travel. In 2013 the Alaska Marine Highway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Go to FerryAlaska.com for more information.

By Air Flying to Alaska is as easy and affordable as flying to many familiar vacation spots. More than a dozen airlines provide service to Alaska. Direct flights are available from many U.S. cities. Travel time ranges from 3 hours to about 7.5 hours. Fly to one of Alaska’s major airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau or Ketchikan for connecting flights to other communities.

By Highway Alaska can be reached by driving the scenic Alaska-Canada Highway (or ALCAN). The road is fully paved and thoroughly modernized – only the scenery remains wild. Towns and traveler services appear at frequent intervals. The highway is open year-round, although some businesses close for the winter. It takes about five days to travel main routes from the Pacific Northwest, through Canada. Go to NorthtoAlaska.com for more information.


Alaska’s Scenic Byways Spectacular views, majestic lakes and rivers, towering mountains, glaciers, wildflowers and wildlife are all an exciting part of the Alaska driving experience. Whether you drive your own vehicle or rent a car or RV, you’ll have a truly unforgettable vacation. The following routes have earned the designation of an “Alaska Scenic Byway,” meaning they possess significant natural, historic, recreational, cultural and/or archeological resources. Enhance your Alaska vacation by exploring any of Alaska’s Scenic Byways. Alaska also has two All-American Roads, the Seward Highway, one of the top scenic roads in the U.S., and the Alaska Marine Highway.

Alaska Scenic Byways® • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alaska Railroad Copper River Highway Dalton Highway Haines Highway Kachemak Bay Waterway Parks Highway Prince of Wales Island Road System Richardson Highway Steese Highway Sterling Highway: Wye to Skilak Lake Sterling Highway: Anchor Point to Homer Taylor “Top of the World” Highway

America’s Byways® • Alaska Marine Highway: All-American Road • Glenn Highway: National Scenic Byway • Seward Highway: All-American Road The map on page 21 of this guide will help you identify your driving route. For more information, visit alaska.gov/scenic

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Sterling Highway

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Kayaking along the Alaska Marine Highway

Getting Around Alaska Once in Alaska, you can get around in a variety of ways. Keep your personal travel style in mind. Consider a package tour if you prefer leaving the details to someone else. Or you might prefer to travel independently, exploring Alaska at your own pace.

Driving Alaska has more scenic highways than any other state in America, which you can see for yourself by driving. You can rent a car or RV and cover much of Alaska’s road system. You’ll find that four-wheel drive is not necessary to get around and that it’s di�cult to get lost when you drive in Alaska. In Anchorage, for example, there are only two highways that leave the city – one going north, the other south. Sooner or later, you’re bound to arrive someplace wonderful. So if you feel comfortable driving at home, you’ll feel comfortable driving in Alaska, too.

Railroads The Alaska Railroad provides passenger service on a scenic 500 mile (804 km) route running as far south as Seward and as far north as Fairbanks. The Alaska Railroad, along with several private companies, offer unique double-decker glass-domed cars that provide passengers with an unrestricted view of the landscape.

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Alaska Railroad, Girdwood

Van & Bus Travel A number of tour companies—both large and small—provide transportation for visitors throughout the summer. With this option, you don’t need to worry about logistics or mapping out your route, and you are free to relax and enjoy the view. You can choose from point-to-point transportation or multi-day, all-inclusive tours.

Air Taxis & Charters Scheduled air taxi and air charter services provide access to small communities and remote destinations via propeller-driven “Bush” planes. There are many good reasons to travel by small plane: a fly-out fishing experience, a visit to a Native community, access to a wilderness lodge or a unique Alaska flightseeing tour. These small air carriers serve thousands of Alaskans and visitors every year.

Travel by Sea Many tour companies offer port-to-port travel and single-day or multiday excursions, while the Alaska Marine Highway provides practical, dependable ferry passages and transportation for cars and RVs. Sail point-to-point and trace hundreds of miles of breathtaking coastline.


Trip Length With its vast scenic landscapes and unique cultural history, Alaska presents many visions of a dream vacation—and you’re sure to see yourself in our sample itineraries on pages 30-35. The amount of time you have available for your vacation will help you decide the best way to get to and from Alaska, how to get around the state and what you want to do or see. If you have a week, you have enough time for a memorable Alaska vacation. Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

7 Days or Less • Fly to and from Alaska and spend most of your time exploring • Focus on one region and take several day trips around that area • Rent a car or RV and explore Alaska’s unique roadside communities

7 to 14 Days • Fly round-trip to Alaska or fly one way and take a cruiseship or the state ferry in the other direction • If you travel by sea, add land-based excursions and adventures such as flightseeing, kayaking, walking tours or guided ra�ing and fishing trips • Include a rail trip or fly to one of the state’s remote regions to learn more about Alaska’s rich culture • Plan one low-key day for every two days of intensive touring

14 Days or More • Travel to and from the state using different methods of transportation • Drive to and from Alaska in an RV and see several regions of the state by road, adding occasional flightseeing trips, land-based tours and day cruises • See more than one region and experience Alaska’s diverse landscape • Take a few days to visit an Alaska “Bush” community for explorations of Gold Rush history or Native culture • Take a motorcoach tour from the Lower 48 and allow the tour operators to handle all the details for you

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Lion Head, Glenn Highway

Always in Season Peak Season Mid-May to Mid-September

This is when most of Alaska’s visitors travel. The days are longest, and the temperatures are warmest. Some activities or accommodations may only be available during this time. This season is ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, river ra�ing, flightseeing and, of course, world-famous fishing.

Shoulder Season Early May, Late September and October

There are fewer visitors in May, September and October. This is when you’re likely to find discounts on travel and activities. The weather in the shoulder season is o�en very mild and most summer activities are still offered.

Winter November to April

Winter is a time when Alaska sparkles and shines and much of the land is covered by a blanket of so� snow. This is the time to see the northern lights, share in the excitement of the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Anchorage to Nome), watch the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks or enjoy the Anchorage Fur Rondy and Tour of Anchorage ski race. You’ll find an abundance of winter activities, including downhill, heliand cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dog mushing.

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Travel Tips Things to Remember: Alaska’s larger towns and cities have major medical facilities, full banking services and other traveler conveniences. Holidays: Alaska observes all major U.S. holidays, as well as Seward’s Day on the last Monday in March and Alaska Day on October 18. Time Zones: Almost all of Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone, which

is one hour earlier than Pacific Time. The most western Aleutian Islands and St. Lawrence Island are on Hawaiian-Aleutian Time. Driving: Road conditions vary by season, but current conditions for any

state road can be found by calling 511 for a recorded message or by visiting

http://511.alaska.gov. Alaska and Canada will honor a valid driver’s

license from any state or country for 90 days a�er entry. Seat belts must be worn by all drivers and passengers while driving anywhere in Alaska. Crossing the Border: To cross the U.S.-Canadian border via land, air

or sea, you must have a government-issued passport. Please visit cbp.gov for updated identification requirements in advance of your trip.You can take your dog or cat through Canada with proof of a current rabies vaccination. Inquire ahead regarding permits for other animals or birds. You cannot enter Canada if you have a criminal record (this includes DUI). Firearms: For information on carrying firearms through Canada,

contact the Canadian Firearms Centre at (800) 731-4000 or visit their website at cfc-cafc.gc.ca

Disabled Visitor Services: Alaska offers a broad range of year-round vacation experiences for persons with disabilities. For resources and referrals, visit the State of Alaska ADA website at labor.state.ak.us/ada/home.htm. Visitors can also contact Access Alaska at (907) 248-4777 or Challenge Alaska at (907) 344-7399 for more information. Hunting and Fishing: Visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

website, adfg.state.ak.us, for information regarding licenses, permits and regulations, and for updates on current conditions. Purchase licenses and permits online or by mail directly from the Department; fishing licenses and king salmon stamps are also available at many local businesses.

Sightseeing, Nome

Clothing Comfort Chart Spring Summer Fall Winter

Short-Sleeved Shirt, Shorts

Long-Sleeved Shirt, Jeans/Slacks

Warm Hat, and Gloves

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Waterproof Boots

Insulated Boots

Long Underwear

Windbreaker or Jacket

Wool Sweater or Fiberfill Vest

Winter Coat

Southwest Interior Southcentral Far North Inside Passage

Additional clothing should be considered for trips that include extreme activity, remote locations or multiple days outdoors.

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Hot Springs, Chena

Additional Resources Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Marine Highway System

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Reservations PO Box 112505 6858 Glacier Highway Juneau, AK 99811

311 N. Franklin Street, Suite 200 Juneau, AK 99801

film.alaska.gov

Alaska Native Arts Foundation

Alaska Grown

500 W. 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

161 Klevin Street, Suite 102 Anchorage, AK 99508

adfg.state.ak.us

Alaska Film Office

550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1770 Anchorage, AK 99501

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Agriculture 1800 Glenn Highway, Suite 12 Palmer, AK 99645 dnr.alaska.gov/ag/

Alaska Historical Commission

550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1310 Anchorage, AK 99501

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/ histcomm/ahc.htm

FerryAlaska.com

alaskanativearts.org

Alaska Public Use Cabins

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1260 Anchorage, AK 99501 dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins

Alaska Railroad

327 W. Ship Creek Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501 alaskarailroad.com

alaskaseafood.org

Alaska State Council on Arts – Silver Hand Program

eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm

Alaska State Parks

550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1260 Anchorage, AK 99501 dnr.alaska.gov/parks

Made in Alaska

741 East 13th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501 madeinalaska.org

Public Lands Information Centers alaskacenters.gov

U.S. Forest Service fs.fed.us/r10

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ALASKA Itineraries Give us seven days, we’ll give you the trip of a lifetime. The following 7-day itineraries give you an idea of some of the things you can see and do in Alaska in just one week. These are meant as a starting point to customize your own individual adventure. For example, you can easily combine two itineraries to make a 14-day trip or reverse the route of any trip. For more suggestions and sample itineraries, log on to TravelAlaska.com

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Sea Kayaking, Kenai Fjords


Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

Land of Natural Wonders Anchorage & The Kenai

The ideal place to experience a great mix of Alaska culture and wildlife. DAY 1

Anchorage

Experience the wonders of Alaska’s indigenous peoples at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Climb Flattop Mountain, one of the city’s popular day hikes, or stroll a peaceful, wooded trail in Bicentennial Park. Visit the Alaska Zoo or tee off under the midnight sun before capping off the evening with a Broadway show. DAY 2

Anchorage

Start the day on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail with views of Cook Inlet and six mountain ranges. Visit Sunshine Plaza for a historical view of the 1964 earthquake or see it firsthand at Earthquake Park. Then drive towards Turnagain Arm to Potter Marsh, home to more than 130 species of waterfowl. DAY 3

Town Square, Anchorage

Anchorage - Seward

Head 126 miles (203 km) south via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road. In Seward, visit the Alaska SeaLife Center and Exit Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers. Take a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park to see a variety of sea life, such as otters, sea lions and pu�ns. DAY 4

Seward - Soldtona - Kenai

Drive through the Chugach National Forest west to Soldotna, famous for Kenai River king salmon, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, home to moose and other wildlife. Visit nearby Kenai, rich in history and culture, and tour the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, a National Historic Landmark. DAY 5

Kenai - Homer

Take a morning drive south along the bluffs of Cook Inlet, where sightings of beluga whales and seals are common. At the end of the road, you’ll reach Homer, a bustling artist community and the Halibut Capital of the World. Take an a�ernoon to explore Homer’s historic harbor walk and eclectic art galleries. DAY 6

Homer

Explore the Homer Spit, with miles of beaches, charter a fishing expedition or take a water taxi to Halibut Cove, a quiet paradise tucked away in Kachemak Bay State Park. DAY 7

Homer - Girdwood - Anchorage

While driving to Anchorage, stop at Portage Glacier for a boat tour or visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for wildlife viewing. Eat lunch in Girdwood, home to a luxury year-round resort based at sea level. Ride the enclosed aerial tram up Mt. Alyeska for spectacular views.

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Lodge, Kenai Peninsula

2 DAY ADD-ON

Anchorage-Kodiak Island

From Anchorage, fly to Kodiak Island, Alaska’s Emerald Isle. Explore Kodiak’s magnificent coastal scenery by land and by sea, enjoy worldclass sport fishing, view Kodiak brown bears, marvel at the marine wildlife and birds and learn about Kodiak’s rich Alutiiq and Russian heritage.

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Valdez

The Alaska Pioneer Anchorage to Mat-Su & Valdez

Explore the state like a true Alaskan – by riverboat, back road, on foot and by ferry. From Anchorage to the Mat-Su and on to Valdez, experience Alaska’s pioneer culture of gold mining, glacier trekking, fishing and wilderness adventure. DAY 1

Anchorage - Wasilla

Fly into Anchorage and experience the many shops, museums and art galleries. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, accessible from downtown, or take a hike in Kincaid Park. Rent a car or RV and drive 45 miles (72 km) north to Wasilla, home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Visit Iditarod Headquarters for a sled dog ride and learn about Alaska’s unique history. DAY 2

Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

Wasilla - Palmer

Driving north on the Parks Highway, take an “off the beaten path” road to Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine State Historical Park. Look for wildlife and old gold mines nearby. Take an alpine tundra hike or lunch at a mountain lodge. Continue to Palmer. DAY 3

Palmer - Glennallen

Travel north on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway to visit the Musk Ox Farm and Matanuska Glacier, Alaska’s largest road-accessible glacier. DAY 4

Glennallen - Copper Center

Enjoy one of the area’s many recreational activities, from hiking and river running to fishing. From Copper Center, stop at the visitor center for a view of the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, located in one of the nation’s largest national parks. Spend the night in Glennallen or Copper Center. DAY 5

Copper Center - Valdez

Take the Scenic Byway south and stop to view Worthington Glacier, accessible just off the highway atop Thompson Pass. Once in Valdez, take a day cruise in Prince William Sound to Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tidewater glacier in North America, or take a guided river trip through historic Keystone Canyon past towering waterfalls. DAY 6

Valdez

Valdez is a premier fishing destination. Book a full- or half-day charter or fish right from shore. Have a relaxing meal at a local restaurant or pull into a picnic site to grill your own fresh catch of the day. Get acquainted with the city’s rich Gold Rush history by touring its historical museums and scenic trails. DAY 7

Prince William Sound - Whittier - Anchorage

Ride the Alaska Marine Highway ferry through Prince William Sound to Whittier. Drive through the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America on your way back to Anchorage.

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Matanuska Glacier, Glenn Highway

2 DAY ADD-ON

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

For a great adventure in the largest national park in the country, take the Edgerton Highway and McCarthy Road turnoff for an exciting drive on a 93 mile (150 km) paved/gravel road to the old mining towns of McCarthy and Kennicott. Stay overnight.


Fairbanks

The Heartland Fairbanks to Anchorage

Whether you fly into one of Alaska’s biggest cities or drive in through Tok, the road from Fairbanks to Anchorage is big on culture, history and scenic wonders. DAY 1

Fairbanks

A�er arriving in Fairbanks, the gateway to Alaska’s Interior and the Arctic, rent a car or RV and visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North, one of the state’s top 10 visitor attractions. See musk ox, an Ice Age survivor and reindeer on a tour of the University’s Large Animal Research Station. DAY 2

Fairbanks

Start the morning with a riverboat cruise along the Chena or Tanana Rivers, lunch on the deck at a riverside restaurant and try your hand at gold panning on an a�ernoon gold mining tour. Stop for a view of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline on the Steese Highway. DAY 3

Fairbanks - Denali

Alaska Railroad

Enjoy a 2-hour drive south to Denali National Park, home to Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak. Take a full-day guided tour to see sweeping landscapes and incredible wildlife. DAY 4

Denali

Denali National Park offers a variety of activities. Take a flightseeing tour via small plane or helicopter or try a whitewater ra�ing excursion. Stay in the area for an evening program. DAY 5

Denali - Talkeetna

Continue south to the town of Talkeetna to see majestic views of Mount McKinley. Flightseeing tours provide dramatic views and a unique perspective of the mountain. Experience a guided fishing trip or wildlife and scenic jet boat tour. DAY 6

Talkeetna - Eklutna - Anchorage

Enjoy a scenic drive south to Eklutna Historical Park. Tour St. Nicholas Russian Church and view brightly painted “spirit houses.” Experience a canoe and bike excursion at Eklutna Lake or hike majestic Thunderbird Falls. Learn about local wildlife at the Eagle River Nature Center or walk trails in the stunning gored valley. Continue to Anchorage to enjoy a meal of exquisite fresh seafood. (Wild Alaska salmon is a local dining specialty.) DAY 7

Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, has world-class theater, a vital arts and culture scene, outdoor markets, music in the park and 1,600 resident moose. Visit Lake Hood, the busiest float plane harbor in the world or fish for salmon in downtown Ship Creek. Try an award-winning brewpub or see a baseball game under the midnight sun.

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Flightseeing, Denali National Park

RAIL OPTIONS

Rather than traveling by car or RV, take a scenic railway tour of Alaska from Fairbanks to Anchorage, stopping overnight in Denali and Talkeetna.

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Juneau

The Seafarer Coastal Cruise

A cruise through the Inside Passage across the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound lets visitors experience diverse landscapes, pristine waters and spectacular wildlife. DAY 1

Vancouver, B.C.

Sail from Vancouver on one of many Alaska cruises. (This cruise can also be made from Alaska to Vancouver.) DAY 2

Inside Passage

Alaska’s coastline is one of the most scenic waterways in the world. You’ll experience wildlife and wonder along Alaska’s Inside Passage as you make your way north to Alaska’s colorful frontier ports. DAY 3

Ketchikan

Known as “Alaska’s First City,” Ketchikan is the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. Founded as a fishing camp, Ketchikan is built on steep hillsides. Get an introduction to the indigenous people of the area by visiting the Totem Heritage Center, Totem Bight State Historical Park or Saxman Native Village. DAY 4

Juneau

Kayaking

Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is one of America’s most beautiful state capitals. The steep summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts provide a gorgeous backdrop. Juneau was once an integral part of Alaska’s Gold Rush. DAY 5

Skagway

This “Gateway to the Klondike” saw countless fortune-seekers pass through during the heyday of Alaska’s Gold Rush. Today, you can still feel like a prospector among the rustic boardwalks with frontier-style storefronts. Explore town and then take a 3-hour trip on the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. DAY 6

Glacier Bay National Park

Spread across an impressive 3.2 million acres in southeast Alaska, this treasure trove of scenic coastal islands, narrow �ords and abundant wildlife offers an inspirational glimpse of what Mother Nature does best. The park is home to the highest concentration of tidewater glaciers on the planet. DAY 7

College Fjords - Whittier/Seward

A�er crossing the Gulf of Alaska, glide into College Fjords where you will be surrounded by 16 iceblue glaciers. Each was named for one of the Ivy League colleges by members of the expedition that discovered them. Step off your cruiseship in Whittier or Seward. Stay and explore the Kenai Peninsula or travel to Anchorage for a connecting land tour or fly home.

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Orca, Icy Strait

3 DAY ADD-ON

Whittier/Seward - Denali National Park - Fairbanks

From Whittier or Seward, take a scenic journey north on the Alaska Railroad. See Mount McKinley on a guided tour of Denali National Park and continue by train to Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City.


Sitka

The Inside Passage Explorer Inside Passage Fly/Ferry

Visitors looking for an unforgettable expedition discover Alaska by air and sea. DAY 1

Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska’s first port of call, via air or Alaska ferry. Pick up a walking tour map and explore downtown attractions, including historic Creek Street, Tongass Historical Museum, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and unique local art galleries and shops. DAY 2

Ketchikan - Sitka

Take an excursion boat or plane to the 2.3-million-acre Misty Fiords National Monument with its majestic �ords or choose a half-day guided sport fishing trip. In the a�ernoon, fly to Sitka. DAY 3

Sitka

Tour historic St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Russian Bishop’s House in what was once the Russian capital of Alaska. Take in Alaska Native artifacts at Sheldon Jackson Museum, totem poles and a cultural center at Sitka National Historical Park and view eagles and other birds of prey up close at the Alaska Raptor Center. DAY 4

Haines

Sitka - Juneau

Take the ferry or fly to Juneau, Alaska’s capital. Visit magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, 13 miles (20 km) from downtown, a rainforest botanical garden, a fish hatchery or ride the Mt. Roberts tramway. DAY 5

Juneau

Pick from dozens of so� adventure tours like sea kayaking, ra�ing, glacier trekking or hike one of Juneau’s numerous trails. Visit shops and museums in the historic downtown area. DAY 6 Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka

3 DAY ADD-ON

Wrangell and Petersburg

A�er leaving Ketchikan, travel via ferry, jet or air taxi to the small communities of Wrangell and Petersburg. In Wrangell, take an exhilarating run up the Stikine River by jet boat or visit Petroglyph Beach to view prehistoric rock carvings. In Petersburg, also known as “Little Norway,” see traditional Norwegian painted buildings and take an excursion to LeConte Glacier.

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Juneau - Haines

Enjoy a morning cruise on the Alaska Ferry to Haines. Discover historic Fort Seward on the shores of America’s longest �ord. In the a�ernoon, explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Spend the night in Haines. DAY 7

Haines - Skagway - Juneau

Get an early start and take the water taxi or ferry to Skagway, a browser’s paradise. Take in the Gold Rush history on the “Scenic Railway of the World,” the railroad to the White Pass summit. Return to Juneau via fast ferry or air taxi before departing.

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Inside Passage Southern Region

Some visitors begin their Alaska adventure on the state ferry system from Bellingham, Washington or Prince Rupert, British Columbia, both of which are accessible from the Yellowhead Highway. On the west coast of Annette Island, the town of Metlakatla is accessible by air or state ferry. The island is a federal reservation for the Tsimshian Indians and long-term visits require a permit. Ketchikan is Alaska’s southernmost port of call for the majority of the Inside Passage, located within the heart of the Tongass National Forest. The multi-island community, surrounded by mountains and water, is served by daily jet service. Local museums and attractions highlight the town’s heritage. Visitors can explore the history of the area’s traditional Native culture, fishing and timber industries. Activities include camping, boating, ziplining and sport fishing excursions. Visitors will find an array of shops and art galleries downtown and while strolling along the boardwalks of historical Creek Street. From Ketchikan, travel by boat or plane into Misty Fiords National Monument. The 2.3-million-acre glacially carved �ords shelter many species of land animals and sea life. Four distinct groups of people shaped the history of Wrangell: Russians, the English, Americans and the Tlingit. While in town, learn the area’s history by visiting Chief Shakes Island & Tribal House or by exploring Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park and searching for prehistoric rock carvings. The Wrangell Museum offers interactive displays of Wrangell’s colorful history. When prospectors first came to the area, they sought out

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the “gateway to the Stikine,” a river with exciting tours of wildlife, glaciers and hot springs. Visit Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory for an upclose view of black and brown bears feasting on wild salmon. Petersburg residents celebrate their Norwegian culture with decorative rosemaling (traditional Norwegian painting) on houses and storefronts, and a rousing Little Norway Festival every May. Enjoy an excursion to LeConte Glacier, the southern most active tidewater glacier in North America. Step back in time and experience the abundant wildlife, rugged mountainous terrain and uncrowded waters of Prince of Wales Island. Located just 600 miles (965 km) north of Seattle, fly or ferry to the third-largest island in the U.S. Fish the pristine salt and fresh waters for king salmon, halibut or steelhead. Hunt black bear or black-tailed deer in the unspoiled terrain. Explore 1,500 miles (2,414 km) of roads or boat around 990 miles (1,593 km) of shoreline and outlying islands. Visitors enjoy kayaking, camping, whale and bird watching, totem parks and fishing villages rich in Native culture. Ferries provide service from Ketchikan to Hollis and Coffman Cove and from there visitors can easily travel by road to other communities, such as Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay and Hydaburg. The northern end of the island is known for its limestone caves and grottoes. The most popular cave is El Capitan, with daily tours offered by the U.S. Forest Service during the summer months.


Ketchikan

Northern Region In Sitka, the Russian capital of Alaska from 1808 to 1867, the New Archangel Dancers®, St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Russian Bishop’s House keep the Russian spirit alive. Experience Native culture at the Naa Kahidi dance show, Sheldon Jackson Museum, totem poles and Tlingit artist demonstrations at Sitka National Historical Park and Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, or view eagles at the Alaska Raptor Center. Juneau (pop. 31,275), Alaska’s capital and the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, is nestled between towering mountains and the tidewaters of Gastineau Channel. The downtown district is a lively mix of modern architecture and quaint Victorian homes. Popular attractions include the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (1897), Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Flightsee over the magnificent Juneau Icefield, birthing ground to more than 40 glaciers, or take a scenic boat tour to Tracy Arm Fjord to view birds, seals and whales. Near Juneau is Admiralty Island National Monument, home of the largest brown bear population in southeast Alaska. Angoon, a Tlingit village, shares the island with the highest concentration of nesting bald eagles in North America. Visit Elfin Cove, once strictly a commercial fishing village, now home to 10 sport fishing lodges. Travel on to the rustic fishing town of Pelican and walk its popular boardwalk or take a charter boat trip and see why the town is known for being “closest to the fish.” Haines hosts the Southeast Alaska State Fair every July. You can camp in sight of two glaciers at Chilkat State Park. At nearby Fort Seward, visit a former Army hospital now used as a Native arts center. Up to 3,000 bald eagles congregate in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve during fall and winter to feed upon spawning salmon.

Skagway

buildings and nearby Dyea along the 33-mile (53-km) Chilkoot Trail. Visit the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park or take an excursion on the narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad – one of the world’s most scenic mountain railways. Known as the “Garden City of Alaska,” beauty abounds in the historical coastal community. Yakutat, once a winter village for the Tlingit people, offers excellent steelhead fishing. The village is your departure point for kayak and boat expeditions to Hubbard Glacier and Russell Fjord. Flightseeing tours also take you to Malaspina Glacier, the largest glacier in North America. Located on Chichagof Island, Tenakee Springs has quiet beaches and a rustic bathhouse fed by hot springs. There is excellent sport fishing in Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit settlement. This community also hosts North America’s longest zip line at Icy Strait Point.

Glacier Bay Sixteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Departing from Bartlett Cove or Juneau, enjoy a day trip, overnight cruise, flightseeing tour or sea kayaking expedition. Access the national park directly from Gustavus, a 20-minute flight or three-hour boat ride from Juneau. Accommodations are available at several locations within town. Monthly Temperature and Daylight Information Average High

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History lives on in Skagway, Alaska’s first incorporated city. Born of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, the town once teemed with more than 20,000 prospectors on their quest for gold. Explore downtown, where the era’s history is preserved in wooden boardwalks, restored historical

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Southcentral Anchorage

Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage (pop. 291,826), is a thriving metropolis. Surrounded by wilderness and six mountain ranges, Anchorage boasts luxury hotels, delectable restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops. The city has a vibrant arts and music scene, featuring world-class dance, theater and Broadway performances. The Chugach Mountains provide a striking backdrop that can be viewed from anywhere in the city and along 183 miles (294 km) of local trails. Anchorage is rich in history and culture. The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center showcases an impressive collection depicting 10,000 years of Alaska history. Experience the state’s distinctive Native culture through storytelling, song and dance as you explore five traditional villages at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of wildlife within Anchorage, including a resident moose population of 1,600. Wildlife watching is always easy at the Alaska Zoo, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Potter Marsh. Enjoy the scenery along the 11-mile (18 km) Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, accessible from downtown. Fishing for salmon in downtown Anchorage is an unexpected surprise at Ship Creek. The city’s surrounding lakes and rivers are rich with chum, sockeye, king, silver and pink salmon. Take in the alpine scenery of Chugach State Park from Flattop Mountain, Powerline Pass or the Eagle River Nature Center. Learn about Russian and Alaska Native culture at the St. Nicholas Russian Church and view brightly painted spirit houses at the Eklutna Village Historical Park. Stop by Eklutna Lake, a popular recreation site known for its emerald-blue waters. Head south to Crow Creek Mine in Girdwood and pan for gold

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or enjoy the community’s shops and restaurants. Take a ride up Alyeska Resort’s passenger tram for panoramic views of mountains, glaciers and Turnagain Arm.

Prince William Sound Prince William Sound encompasses 10,000 square miles (25,900 square km) of protected waterways, islands, �ords and 10,000 glaciers. The region is home to whales, porpoise, sea otters, sea lions and seals. Bear, deer, mountain goats and sheep inhabit the mainland. Three communities provide access to adventure via day cruises, charter boats, flightseeing tours and the state ferry. From Whittier, cruises and charters offer access to some of Prince William Sound’s most spectacular sights. Sit in front of a tidewater glacier, kayak a sheltered cove, explore a tide pool or secluded beach. Whittier offers a unique mixture of WWII history and small coastal town charm. Just outside Valdez, you can see the magnificent Columbia Glacier, four miles wide and more than 200 feet high at the face. Activities are abundant in Valdez throughout the year. You can also enjoy glacier trekking, kayaking, ra�ing, skiing, snowmachining, sightseeing and tax-free shopping. See towering waterfalls or visit the town’s museums. Experience colossal salmon runs from shore or take a charter. Visitors from around the globe trek to Cordova to amble across the Million Dollar Bridge, view glaciers, fish for salmon, explore Orca Inlet and the Copper River Delta, or see thousands of shorebirds at Hartney Bay.


The Kenai The Kenai Peninsula, just south of Anchorage, is known as “Alaska’s Playground.” You’ll find spectacular scenery, wildlife, rich culture and legendary fishing. The Kenai Mountains, which span the Chugach National Forest, Kachemak State Park, Kenai Fjords National Park and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, contain the easily accessible Exit Glacier and 433 miles (696 km) of trails. Experience wild whitewater and placid scenic waterways or paddle the 150 miles (241 km) of canoe trails. Witness calving glaciers and marine wildlife on a sightseeing cruise from Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. The Alaska SeaLife Center also offers up-close viewing of marine mammals and sea birds. From the highway, enjoy the turquoise color of the rivers and lakes surrounding Cooper Landing. Four species of salmon spawn on the peninsula. Soldotna boasts the world record king salmon (97.4 lbs) and more than 3,700 feet of elevated Kenai River boardwalk. The central peninsula is home to four caribou herds, one near the city of Kenai, known for its historical sites and cultural heritage.

Copper River Valley & WrangellSt. Elias National Park & Preserve The Copper River Valley is home to the Copper River red salmon and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the United States. The valley is a popular destination for backcountry recreation, sport fishing, river ra�ing, hiking, glacier climbing, flightseeing and Native culture. Glennallen is the informational hub of the region. Copper Center lies a few miles south of Glennallen, home to the visitor center for Wrangell-St. Elias. The historical mining towns of McCarthy and Kennicott lie at the heart of the park.

A shoreline drive showcases four active volcanoes across Cook Inlet and, at the end of the road, the Homer Spit extends five miles out to sea with breathtaking views of mountains, glaciers and Kachemak Bay. The gateway to Katmai National Park and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer offers unrivaled bear viewing, kayaking and birding.

Mat-Su Valley Located approximately 45 miles (72km) north of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, the Matanuska Valley is a fertile farmland settled by families from the Midwest as part of a New Deal relief program in 1935. Tour Palmer to discover the history of these early “colonists” and see the legendary, gigantic vegetables at the Alaska State Fair in August.

Hiking, Kennecott Copper Mine

In the neighboring Susitna Valley, explore Wasilla, home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Visitors can learn from an Iditarod veteran what it takes to complete the “Last Great Race” at the area’s local dog kennels. A few miles west is Big Lake, a popular destination for boating and salmon fishing. Farther north is Talkeetna – known as the staging site for climbers as they begin their trip up Mount McKinley. Flightseeing tours of the mountain are a local specialty. On clear days, Denali State Park offers breathtaking vistas of Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak. A 50-mile (80 km) scenic loop between the George Parks and Glenn Highways takes you to Hatcher Pass and the Independence Mine State Historical Park. Visit the park’s interpretive center and explore abandoned buildings and equipment in the old gold mines.

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INTERIOR Alaska Highway

Fairbanks

You’ve been waiting to travel to Alaska and, a�er a scenic journey north on the Alaska Highway, you’ve arrived in Tok. Take a day or two to relax and finalize your trip plans. Located between the Tanana River and the Alaska Range, Tok is a trade center for several Athabascan Native villages. Visit the Tok Public Lands Information Center for museum displays, a wildlife film and trip-planning information. The Tok Chamber of Commerce “Main Street Alaska” Visitors Center also provides advice for accessing local hiking, fishing, flightseeing and bicycling attractions.

In 1902, Italian prospector Felix Pedro discovered gold just north of Fairbanks, and with that came thousands of prospectors in search of the “mother lode.” More than a century later, Fairbanks (pop. 31,535) continues to thrive as the regional trade and transportation center and the gateway to Alaska’s vast Interior and Far North.

Take the Taylor Highway north to visit the Gold Rush transportation center of Eagle and park headquarters for the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. From Eagle, you can take a week-long float trip down the Yukon River to Circle or a cruise to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Alaska Highway o�cially ends in Delta Junction. From there you can visit glaciers, pick wild berries, fish for Arctic grayling or even observe a herd of American bison at the Delta Bison Range. East of town, the Clearwater State Recreation Site offers fishing, camping and boat access to the Tanana and Goodpaster Rivers. Travel nine miles north of Delta Junction on the Richardson Highway to visit the Big Delta State Historical Park, featuring vintage photographs, pioneer relics and Athabascan Native artifacts. Nearby, Quartz Lake State Recreation Area offers camping, boating and fishing for rainbow trout and silver salmon.

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With more than 20 hours of daily sunlight from mid-May through July, play a round at the farthest north golf course or wet a fly for Arctic grayling on a quiet stream. Try your luck at gold panning or relax aboard a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Experience yesteryear at Pioneer Park, with authentic turn-of-the-century cabins, pioneer and aviation museums and shops linked by train. In July, attend Golden Days, an annual celebration of gold discovery or watch the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. No visit is complete without a stop at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks on the banks of the Chena River. Learn about the history and culture of the area through informative displays. As the midnight sun sets, so rises the aurora borealis, providing a perfect backdrop for winter adventure – from dog sledding to cross-country and downhill skiing to snowmachining. Fairbanks hosts the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and the GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race as well as an annual ice sculpting competition – the World Ice Art Championships.


Visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North with exhibits on Alaska’s natural history, wildlife and Native culture, and explore the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery. The nearby community of North Pole, “where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round,” receives and answers thousands of letters to Santa each year. Visit the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and natural mineral hot springs nearby. A fly-in excursion to Fort Yukon on the Arctic Circle will give you a picture of life on the Yukon River in Alaska’s largest Athabascan village. The Dinji Zhuu Enjit Museum has excellent examples of old and new beadwork created by the Gwich’in Athabascans. Traveling south from Fairbanks, stop by the town of Nenana, which lies on the banks of the Tanana and Nenana Rivers. Visitors can explore St. Marks Mission Church, originally built in 1905. The pews are embellished with handmade carvings, and the altar cloth is made of moosehide decorated with Native beadwork. Also available for exploration is Nenana’s railroad depot, which can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Mount McKinley & Denali National Park and Preserve From Nenana, continue south to Mount McKinley and Denali National Park and Preserve. “Denali” is the Athabascan name for Mount McKinley, meaning “the great one.” The area offers hotels, campgrounds and many other visitor services. Recreational opportunities include hiking, rock and ice climbing, photography, wildlife viewing, nature walks, horseback treks and river excursions.

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Shuttle bus service and guided tours into the park’s wilderness are offered, as private vehicles are not permitted within the park. The 91-mile (146km) road traverses the park, offering views of Wonder Lake, Savage River, Polychrome Pass, the Outer Range, Sanctuary River, Muldrow Glacier and the Kantishna mining district. While traveling by bus, visitors have the opportunity to see caribou, grizzly bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep, lynx, marmots, fox and snowshoe hares. Many of the park’s birds visit during the summer months, but year-round residents include ravens, great horned owls and three species of ptarmigan. The Eielson Visitor Center is located 66 miles (106 km) into the park and is a great place to learn about the cultural and natural resources of the area. The facility is also a model of environmentally sensitive construction and sustainable design. With both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, new exhibits and interior eating and interpretive program space, a stop at the center will greatly enhance your experience while in the park. To the southeast of the national park, visit Denali State Park for its famous panoramic views of Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range. The Denali Highway takes you just south of the Alaska Range, from Cantwell at the edge of Denali National Park to Paxson. Just east of Paxson lies the Gulkana River, where spawning salmon can be seen from mid- to latesummer. These salmon are protected, but the region offers other excellent fishing opportunities for trout and grayling.

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Far North Western Arctic

The communities of Alaska’s Far North are accessible from Fairbanks or Anchorage via jet or small aircra�. This is one of Alaska’s most diverse regions, filled with cultural opportunities, wildlife and a landscape ranging from coastal plains to mountain ranges. Nome offers a variety of ways to enjoy the Far North’s great outdoors. Accessible by cruiseship and surrounded by tundra, Nome provides access to nearly 300 miles (482 km) of surrounding roads, where visitors can explore the countryside and discover pristine, untouched wilderness. While exploring the Seward Peninsula in the summer’s extended daylight hours, you’ll have a chance to discover wildflowers, moose, reindeer, caribou, musk ox, birds and seals. Nome offers excellent fishing for salmon, Arctic char and grayling and is known for great seafood, including fresh crab and halibut. In town, the Carrie McLain Museum houses 14,000 historical photos and exhibits about Native culture and art and the Gold Rush. At the turn of the century, prospectors si�ed $3 million in gold from Nome’s sandy beaches. Today, visitors can learn how to wield a gold pan, explore abandoned gold dredges and participate in sled dog demonstrations. Visitors also shop for ivory carvings and cra�s handmade by local Native people. Nome’s most exciting annual event is the conclusion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. The Last Great Race on Earth® is a 1,049-mile (1,688-km) race from Anchorage to Nome. It begins on the first Saturday in March and commemorates efforts to deliver life-saving serum to Nome during a diphtheria epidemic in 1925.

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St. Lawrence Island lies in the Bering Sea, 200 miles (321 km) west of Nome and 38 miles (61 km) from Russia. The island has been inhabited for several thousand years and its people are descendents of Siberian Yupik people. St. Lawrence has two villages, Gambell and Savoonga, where Native people in both communities still preserve traditional lifestyles. Several archaeological sites near Gambell are on the National Register of Historic Places. Bird watchers from around the world travel to the island in search of Asiatic species rarely found in North America. As a special treat to visitors, the mountains of Russia are visible on clear days. Located 26 miles (42 km) above the Arctic Circle, Kotzebue is one of Alaska’s largest and oldest Iñupiat villages. As in many villages, Alaska Natives practice traditional subsistence activities as well as use modern technology. During the summer, this Arctic village receives 36 days of continuous daylight. Bird watching is superb this time of year, so bring your binoculars. Millions of migrating birds and waterfowl arrive to nest in the thousands of lakes on the tundra and river deltas. Surrounding national parks offer hiking trails and the Kobuk, Noatak and Selawik rivers are ideal for kayaking and ra�ing.

Arctic Coast The Iñupiat community of Barrow is the northernmost settlement in America and one of the largest Iñupiat communities. As the seat of the 88,000-square-mile (227,919-square-km) North Slope Borough, Barrow is also the world’s largest municipality. This far north, the summer sun doesn’t set for 82 days, shining continually from May 10 to August 2.


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Across from the Barrow airport lies the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Monument, commemorating the 1935 plane crash that killed both the American humorist and the famous pilot. Two other monuments to the famous pair, located at the crash site 15 miles (24 km) south of town, are on the National Register of Historic Places. Whaling and other subsistence activities still play an important role in this Arctic community. In fact, during April and May, visitors can o�en watch as Native people head for their whaling camps. Barrow has several hotels, restaurants and other visitor services. There are shops for visitors to purchase Native clothing, masks, baskets and dolls. Two hundred miles east of Barrow is Prudhoe Bay, home of the largest oil field in North America. The 800-mile (1,287-km) Trans-Alaska Pipeline System starts here and ends in Valdez. Located 260 miles (418 km) northwest of Fairbanks in the central Brooks Range lies the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. This is the last remaining settlement of the Nunamiut or inland northern Iñupiat people. Their ancestors, who date to 500 B.C., settled the village in this area because it lies directly on a caribou migration route. The local Simon Paneak Memorial Museum operates year-round, offering geological exhibits and Nunamiut cultural displays. Local cra�s, such as caribou skin masks, are available for purchase.

Anaktuvuk Pass, Brooks Range

Brooks Range Thousands of caribou migrate through the Brooks Range area each year. They travel through millions of acres of wilderness parklands in the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park, Noatak National Preserve, Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Backpacking in these isolated mountains or floating down the unspoiled rivers are unparalleled wilderness experiences. From Fairbanks or Bettles, the headquarters for many Alaska backcountry guides, visitors can fly to wilderness lodges scattered throughout the Brooks Range. Another great Alaska experience is to drive the gravel Dalton Highway (North Slope Haul Road) to Deadhorse. This 414-mile (666-km) road parallels the northernmost portion of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Few services are available, but wildlife is abundant and fishing for Arctic grayling is superb. For road conditions and public access restrictions, contact the Alaska Department of Transportation at http://511.alaska.gov or (866) 282-7577. Monthly Temperature and Daylight Information Average High

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Southwest Kodiak Archipelago Kodiak is the principal town on Kodiak Island and the home of Alaska’s largest fishing fleet. Established as the first capital of Russian America in 1792, reminders of this era can be found at the Russian Orthodox Church and the Baranov Museum – formerly a fur storehouse and Alaska’s oldest wooden structure. The original inhabitants of Kodiak were the Alutiiq people – 7,000 years later, their descendents still live on the island. Visit the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in downtown Kodiak and get a glimpse into Alutiiq history and culture. Villages scattered throughout the archipelago offer insights into traditional Alutiiq lifestyle. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge covers two-thirds of Kodiak Island, offering protected habitat for world-famous Kodiak brown bears – the world’s largest land carnivore. Visit the Refuge interpretive center and

catch a floatplane to backcountry viewing destinations. The Kodiak Island Archipelago offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, whale watching and bear viewing. Originally a WWII coastal fortification, Fort Abercrombie State Park was one of the first radar installations in Alaska. It is now a national historic landmark and provides a forest setting for day hikes, picnics and camping.

Bristol Bay Scheduled air service from Anchorage to Dillingham, King Salmon and Iliamna provides access to Bristol Bay’s numerous fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities. Many indigenous cultures also meet here, including Yupik, Alutiiq and Athabascan. King Salmon is the gateway to Katmai National Park and Preserve, an excellent place to view brown bears. Visitors can explore the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a striking landscape created by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve offers a wilderness of seacoast, mountains, glaciers and lakes filled with trophysized rainbow trout. When visiting Dillingham, be sure to try your hand at landing some of Alaska’s famous salmon or watch for the area’s plentiful wildlife. Dillingham is the gateway to the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Walrus Island State Game Sanctuary and Wood-Tikchik State Park – the largest state park in the U.S.

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Lake Iliamna drains into Kvichak River drainage, an important habitat for sockeye salmon and possibly the largest contributor to the Bristol Bay fishery. It is also the only state-designated trophy sport fishery.


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The Alaska Peninsula reaches 550 miles (885 km) into the Pacific Ocean. This geologically active area is home to volcanoes and sea-carved coastlines, ancient Aleut village sites and unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities.

Fly from Anchorage to see the world-famous wildlife colonies on St. George and St. Paul Islands in the Bering Sea. More than 240 bird species, including colorful pu�ns, have been seen on rock cliffs and grassy tundra. A nesting population of 2.5 million birds makes St. George the host of the largest-known sea bird colony in the Western Hemisphere. St. Paul’s beaches also play host to an amazing number of fur seals.

Scheduled air service from Anchorage to Cold Bay provides access to an array of national wildlife refuges and nearby communities, including the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, an important migratory habitat for birds, ducks and geese. Brown bear and other wildlife viewing opportunities are plentiful on the peninsula. Alaska Marine Highway ferries call on the communities of Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass and Akutan as they travel along the peninsula between Kodiak and Unalaska.

Aleutian Islands Past the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands begin their 1,000mile (1,609-km) sweep toward Asia. These incredible windswept islands, now part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, were the theater for the 19-day battle between Japanese and American troops in May 1943. Visitors can reach Unalaska via air service from Anchorage or Cold Bay or by taking a summer ferry from Kodiak. Unalaska was the early headquarters of the Russian American Company and center of the sea otter trade in the 1700s. The local fishing fleet holds the distinction of leading the nation in quantity and value of landed catch. Visitors enjoy exploring the Aleutians WWII Visitor Center and a network of bunkers and pillboxes. Local Unangan (Aleut) culture and history can be found at the Museum of the Aleutians.

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Settled by the Aleuts, the islands were used by Russian fur traders to harvest seal pelts. The island’s Russian churches can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta The waters of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers flow through a vast, treeless plain encompassed by the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. These expansive river drainages offer habitat for a wide array of birds and wildlife. Bethel, a port community on the Kuskokwim River, is the commercial hub of the area. A Yupik trading center in the 1870s, Bethel remains a marketplace for ivory carvings, baskets and other Native cra� items. The Yupik Cultural Center features Native exhibits and demonstrations of dancing and carving. Bethel’s Visitor Center and Museum Annex offers exhibits of traditional Native tools and clothing, a collection of vintage photos, Native art classes and a gi� shop. With daily scheduled air service from Anchorage, Bethel is easily accessible. Monthly Temperature and Daylight Information

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Alaska Travel Directory

Alaska Travel Directory The directory is divided into five colorcoded regions plus a statewide section:

Statewide Inside Passage Southcentral Interior Far North Southwest More than 650 companies, visitor bureaus and government agencies are listed so you can contact them when planning your trip to Alaska. For easy reference, advertisers are grouped within each region by the city in which the business operates. The example below shows the Southcentral sub-region of The Kenai and the town of Anchor Point as the location. The category “Where to Stay” represents the type of service offered. The sub-category “Hotels” represents the type of business.

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Statewide....................... 47 Inside Passage........ 57 Chichagof Island Hoonah/Icy Strait Point........... 59

Glacier Bay Glacier Bay National Park....... 59 Gustavus................................. 59

Northern Region Haines..................................... 59 Juneau.................................... 60 Sitka........................................ 62 Skagway................................. 62 Yakutat.................................... 63

Southern Region Ketchikan................................ 63 Metlakatla............................... 64 Petersburg.............................. 64 Prince Of Wales Island............ 64 Wrangell.................................. 64

Southcentral............... 67 Anchorage Area Anchorage.............................. 70 Girdwood................................ 74

Copper River Valley & Wrangell - St. Elias National Park Chistochina............................. 74 Copper Center........................ 74 Gakona................................... 74 Glennallen............................... 75 Kennicott................................. 75 Lake Louise............................. 75 McCarthy................................ 75

The Kenai Anchor Point........................... 75 Cooper Landing...................... 75 Homer..................................... 76 Hope....................................... 77 Kasilof..................................... 77 Kenai....................................... 77 Kenai Fjords National Park..... 77 Ninilchik.................................. 77 Seward.................................... 78 Soldotna................................. 79

Mat-Su Valley Denali State Park.................... 79 Matanuska Glacier.................. 80

Palmer..................................... 80 Talkeetna................................. 80 Wasilla..................................... 80

Prince William Sound Valdez..................................... 81 Whittier.................................... 81

Interior................................ 84 Alaska Highway Chicken................................... 85 Delta Junction......................... 85 Tok.......................................... 85

Fairbanks Area Fairbanks................................ 85 North Pole............................... 87

Mount McKinley & Denali National Park & Preserve Denali National Park............... 88

Far North......................... 93 Arctic Coast Barrow.................................... 93 Prudhoe Bay........................... 93

Brooks Range Bettles..................................... 93 Coldfoot.................................. 93 Gates of the Arctic National Park.......................... 93 Wiseman................................. 93

Western Arctic Kotzebue................................. 93

Southwest..................... 95 Alaska Peninsula Katmai National Park.............. 95 King Salmon........................... 96

Aleutian Islands Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor.......................... 96

Bristol Bay Dillingham............................... 96

Kodiak Archipelago Kodiak..................................... 96 Kodiak Island.......................... 96


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See more of Alaska on a Princess land and sea vacation. Glacier Bay and Denali on every itinerary. Combine a 7-day cruise with 4 to 10 days on land. Stay at Princess wilderness lodges at Denali, McKinley, Copper River and Kenai. Exclusive Direct-to-theWilderness rail takes you from ship to train to Denali all in one day. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ;

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Alaska cruise & tour brokers. We work with all major cruise-lines and tour operators to ensure our clients the perfect Alaska vacation at the best possible price. Exclusive availability & pricing. Take advantage of our unparalleled expertise and customer service. Let us help you plan your dream Alaska vacation while saving you money! Call 800-576-2378.

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EXPLORE TOURS

Airlines

exploretours.com

999 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone 907786-0192. Toll Free 800-523-7405. info@exploretours.com.

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EXPLORE TOURS exploretours.com

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURES

999 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. (907) 786-0192. 800-523-7405. info@exploretours.com.

Two decades as the national parks premier small group adventure traveler. Legendary lodge, award winning fly-in bear viewing camp and salmon, trout and halibut fishing. Choose from all-lodge, lodge/ wilderness or camping only itineraries. 800-544-2261.

ALASKA CRUISES & VACATIONS

greatalaska.com

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

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ALASKA ALL STAR TOURS

Explore the best of Alaska’s wilderness national parks with the company that gives you more time in the best places. Our cruisetours offer the widest selection of itineraries and exclusive attractions, plus five-star cruising. The best departures sell quickly - See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

KNIGHTLY TOURS knightlytours.com

For over 40 years our team of experts has been helping guests travel to the “must see” attractions of Alaska. Custom vacations that include Denali, the Kenai, Glacier Bay, or any one of the hundred destinations in between are all designed to deliver exceptional vacation value. We offer low airfares to and from Alaska. 800-426-2123. Email: sales@knightlytours.com.

Cruiseships • Ferries akcruises.com

See the best of Alaska! Our 35 years Alaska travel counseling experience matches you to the perfect Alaska cruise & land vacation through our knowledgeable advice. Small ships, luxury ships and custom land tours. See our color ad under “statewide-cruise ships.” Trust your Alaskan dream vacation to an Alaskan who specializes in Alaska Cruises & Vacations! 800-977-9705.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

Cruise for 7 or 14 days aboard the most spacious midsized ships in Alaska. Experience the best glacier-viewing attractions including more visits to Glacier Bay National Park than any other line. To see even more of Alaska & the Yukon, join one of our 10- to 20-day cruisetours. See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

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PRINCESS CRUISES princess.com

Sail the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska on amenityfilled ships with affordable balcony staterooms. Visit ports like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway with stunning glacier viewing in Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm. To see more of Alaska, choose a cruisetour which combines a cruise with an in-depth land tour. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ; Overnight Cruises • Other

ADVENTURESMITH EXPLORATIONS Adventure-Smith.com

Alaska’s largest selection of small ship & adventure cruises. Avoid tourist crowds aboard ships & yachts carrying only 12-100 guests. View glaciers calving, whales breaching & eagles soaring. Enjoy hiking, kayaking & up close explorations right from the boat. Since 1995 our experience helps you research, book & prepare for the right cruise at the best price. 866-270-2875.

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RV Rental • Motorhome • Caravans

ALASKA MOTORHOME RENTALS bestofalaskatravel.com

Alaska’s newest fleet of class C motorhomes. AAA/ AARP discounts. Free transfers. One-way rentals between Anchorage, Skagway, Fairbanks, Seattle. Experience Alaska your way and at your pace with a luxurious front seat view from your easy to drive motorhome. Ask us for ideas to do on your own. 1-800-323-5757. info@bestofalaskatravel.com.

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Car Rental • Taxi Shuttle • Other

AVIS RENT A CAR avisalaska.com

12 locations in Alaska. Great service, rates and customer service. Visit avisalaska.com. Train

ALASKA RAILROAD AlaskaRailroad.com

Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad offers value, convenience and an authentic Alaska experience. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, two national parks with one call. Adventure class coaches or GoldStar Service aboard double-deck luxury dome cars. Daily summer service: Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, and Whittier. Open year-round. 907-265-2494, 800-544-0552. ;

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL alaskatravel.com

The Alaska Travel Experts specializing in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Let us guide you in selecting the best Alaska Railroad trips on the Alaska Railroad and private dome cars. The choice is yours at Alaska Tour & Travel. No other travel company in Alaska sells more independent Alaska Railroad trips. 1-800-208-0200.

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA graylineofalaska.com

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Journey through Alaska’s interior aboard luxurious, private railcars. Enjoy 360° views from glass-domed, 2-level railcars or enjoy open-air platforms. Full food and beverage service including many local Alaskan specialties. Daily summer service to Denali National Park from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Combination rail and hotel packages available. 1-800-544-2206. ;

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Package Tour

ADVENTURE ALASKA TOURS AdventureAlaskaTours.com

Small group tours from sightseeing to wildlife to wilderness. Tour styles from small lodge to camping with hiking, canoeing. Five -15 day trips feature Arctic/Inside Passage/Yukon/Denali/Glacier Bay/ Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias National Parks. Box 64, Hope, AK 99605. FAX 907-782-3725. 800365-7057. Email info@AdventureAlaskaTours.com.

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Choose the experience and exceptional quality of AlaskaTours.com! Our goal is to plan the perfect Alaska vacation that meets your specific interests and budget. We offer cruises, escorted and independent land tours, Alaska Railroad packages, plus wildlife, cultural or Arctic adventures. Let our experience be your guide and contact us today! 866-317-3325. mytrip@alaskatours.com.

See more of Alaska on a Princess land and sea vacation. Glacier Bay and Denali on every itinerary. Combine a 7-day cruise with 4 to 10 days on land. Stay at Princess wilderness lodges at Denali, McKinley, Copper River and Kenai. Exclusive Direct-to-theWilderness rail takes you from ship to train to Denali all in one day. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ;

BEAR CAMP LODGE

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

Visit wild bears at our comfortable fly in wilderness outcamp in Lake Clark National Park. Named the #1 bush camp in North America by Outside Magazine and one of America’s Best Adventures by National Geographic Traveler. Trips stand alone or are part of Great Alaska Adventures Vacations. Daily departures from Anchorage locations. 800-544-2261.

Explore Alaska “off the beaten path”. We offer statewide, affordable, flexible, tour packages for the independent traveler. Customize your tour to fit within your interests, budget & schedule. Your individualized travel book will provide you with in-depth information, making your Alaskan journey a stress-free trip of a lifetime. 800-999-8566.

EAGLE CUSTOM TOURS OF ALASKA

TOURALASKA.COM

PO Box 212529, Anchorage, AK 99521-2529. 907-277-6228. FAX (907) 272-7766.

The complete source for all your Alaska vacation plans! Our team will help guide your vacation ensuring you receive the very best value for your valuable time and money. Day tours, cruises, state ferry, luxury train travel, Barrow, Denali & Glacier Bay all can be combined in your vacation. Our experts are ready to help. 800-833-2898. Email info@touralaska.com.

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ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS AlaskaRailroad.com

Service, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife, mountains - including Denali, the best hotels and activities! Experience Goldstar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2492. 800-544-0552. ;

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princess.com

alaska-travel.net

touralaska.com

WILD ALASKA TRAVEL wildalaskatravel.com

Discover and experience Alaska on our awe-inspiring and authentic adventure tours. We offer unique, exclusive itineraries for small groups and specialize in Iditarod, northern lights & Arctic adventure tours, Denali fall colors photo tours and Southeast Alaska glacier & whale watching cruises. Step off the beaten path and join us for a journey of a lifetime! 855-294-5325. Circle 100 on Reader Service Card

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA graylineofalaska.com

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With 65 years of experience, we are the experts in vacations throughout Alaska and the Yukon. With one phone call, we provide seamless travel plans by combining sightseeing excursions, multi-day packages, Denali rail tours, lodging, transportation and transfers. Choose from convenient pre or post cruise options as well as guided and independent packages. 1-800-544-2206.

GREAT ALASKAN TOURSAVER toursaver.com

With more than $22,000 in 2-for-1 travel savings, it’s the “Ultimate Alaskan Travel Coupon Book”. More than 130 offers including flightseeing, fishing, cruises, rail tours, attractions, accommodations and admissions. Cultural tours, deluxe wilderness lodges, rental cars, float trips— everything is 2-for-1. Just $99.95. Call (907) 278-7600.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

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ALASKAN TOUR GUIDES, INC alaskantour.com

Escorted, small group tour packages of Alaska, custom family tours since 1998.

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PRINCESS CRUISES

alaskatours.com

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ALASKATOURS.COM

Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

ALASKA BEST B&B GROUP AlaskaBestbnb.com

Get the best Alaska vacation! Enjoy views of glaciers, mountains, lakes or a backyard moose. Alaska Best B&B Group offers affordable luxury lodging, top reviews, and full breakfasts. Be an insider with local experts wherever you go. Ask about our package specials. Open all year. Phone: (907) 235-2148. Toll Free: (877) 376-4222.

ALASKA PRIVATE LODGING alaskabandb.com

Established in 1982. Specializes in Alaska Bed & Breakfasts Vacation. We help independent visitors worldwide plan and book unique lodging and activities. Custom packages may include Katmai bear viewing, fishing, sea kayaking, river rafting, glacier landing, train, ferry, well-paced drive seeing & more! Phone: (907) 235-2148. Toll Free: (877) 376-4222.

Explore the best of Alaska’s wilderness national parks with the company that gives you more time in the best places. Our cruisetours offer the widest selection of itineraries and exclusive attractions, plus five-star cruising. The best departures sell quickly - See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

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Camping • RV Parks

PRINCESS LODGES princesslodges.com

Princess owns and operates five custom built lodges in the best locations throughout Alaska - Copper River, Kenai, Mt. McKinley, Denali and Fairbanks. Experience the warm, welcoming service for which Princess is known. Check out summer specials and rail packages, combining these premier lodges with luxury rail travel to Denali National Park. 1-800-426-0500.

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NENANA RAFT ADVENTURES

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raftdenali.com

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Raft Denali! Awesome trips ages 5 & up. 4 launch times daily. Oar rafts (just hold on) for beginning level whitewater Scenic Wilderness or Class III-IV whitewater in Nenana Gorge. Or choose Class IV paddle rafting or overnight rafting trips. Skilled fun guides. Spacious family friendly cabins with stunning river view sleep 6-8; loft that sleeps 4-6.

ALASKA HOSTEL ASSOCIATION alaskahostelassociation.org

We are an association of hostels working together to promote and publicize hosteling in Alaska. Hotels • Motels

BEST WESTERN HOTELS OF ALASKA

RUBY RANGE ADVENTURE

bestwesternalaska.com

With 11 Best Western Hotels conveniently located throughout Alaska, staying with the best is easy.

WESTMARK HOTELS westmarkhotels.com

A collection of 10 full service hotels & inns throughout Alaska and the Yukon, each reflecting the personality of the community it calls home. Each property features inviting options for dining with delicious cuisine and excellent service. Locations include Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Whitehorse, Sitka, Skagway, Tok, Beaver Creek and Dawson City. 800-544-0970. ; Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURES greatalaska.com

Legendary lodge & wilderness outcamps. World class fishing & Alaska’s premier small group wildlife safaris. Over 25 years providing upscale lodge or rugged campout adventures for incredible salmon, trout & halibut fishing, rafting, kayaking, glacier walks, whale watching & bear viewing in 3 national parks. 800-544-2261.

rubyrange.com/alaskavacation

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ALASKA WILDLAND ADVENTURES alaskawildland.com/vpn

From six days to two weeks - experience the true character of Alaska on a small group ecotour. We offer a variety of trips from independent to fully guided, highlighting the best of Denali National Park & the Kenai Peninsula. Activities include guided hiking, Kenai River rafting and fishing, sea kayaking, glacier cruising, and wildlife viewing. Since 1977. 800-334-8730.

EXPLOR CRUISES explorcruises.com

Purposeful Travel from the renowned West family, three generations pioneering Alaska travel. Focus on the destination - get away from the crowds up-close, casual and personal - small ship cruises, wilderness lodges. See and experience the real Alaska - create lasting memories. (855) EXPLOR1.

EXPLORE TOURS exploretours.com

999 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone 907-786-0192. Toll Free 800-523-7405. info@exploretours.com. Flightseeing

getupandgotours.com

Get active and experience the real Alaska on one of our ‘active, informative, fun!’, multi-sport, hiking or family adventure tours. Hike, kayak, raft, ice climb, glacier trek, view wildlife & live large under the midnight sun! 6-25 days; small groups, affordable. ‘Camp & Cabin’ or lodge-based. Alaskan owned & operated. Call 1-888868-4147. Email Alaska@getupandgotours.com. KatmaiAdventureLodge.com

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GET UP & GO! TOURS

KATMAI ADVENTURE LODGE

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Guided luxury or adventure tours to explore Alaska, Yukon & BC. Small group travel on hotel- or camping-tours, fishing, hiking, canoeing, river expeditions and dog sled tours. Open year-round. Customized tours and incentives. Credit cards accepted. Box 1661, Haines, AK 99827. Toll Free: 888-667-2209. Email: info@rubyrange.com.

On the Naknek River, just outside King Salmon/ Katmai National Park. Bear viewing, kayaking, hiking, flightseeing, fishing, beach combing. Each room has bathroom, showers, and flush toilets - luxuries not always found in remote lodge. All-inclusive packages include airfare from Anchorage, choice of activities, three meals a day. (888) 844-9737.

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TALKEETNA AIR TAXI FLIES DENALI & MCKINLEY talkeetnaair.com

Let us be your flightseeing guide to Denali Nat’l Park. Explore an ice age world of sculpted peaks and cascading blue icefalls on Alaska’s #1 rated tour. Land on a glacier at the base of Mt. McKinley with any one of our flights. Voted “Best Flying Service” by Alaska Magazine readers. Web cam and online specials. 800-533-2219.


northernalaska.com

ALASKA JEEP® SAFARIS bestofalaskatravel.com

9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-0052. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

Where To Ask Guidebooks • Maps • Videos

TRAVEL GUIDE

Our personalized service is the secret! We can create a tour based on your interests, timing and budget. Let us get you away from the crowds & up close to the beauty of Alaska. Small or large cruises, ferry, wildlife viewing, remote lodges, rail & more. Customized tours to Alaska since 1986. PO Box 645, Haines, AK 99827. 800-572-8006. randa@alaska4you.com.

36th edition for Alaska maps, wildlife pictures, fishing tips, hwy info for Alaska, Western Canada, Yukon, NWT. Complete Alaska Hwy coverage, Inside Passage map, Skagway-Ketchikan, Alaska interior, Denali, Anchorage, Fairbanks-all communities in Alaska with Alaska ferry schedule. 368 full color editorial pages and maps $19.95 to order 800-628-0212.

alaska4you.com

ALASKATOURS.COM alaskatours.com

Plan and book your Alaska cruise and vacation package today with the experts at AlaskaTours.com.

EXPLORE TOURS exploretours.com

999 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. Phone 907-786-0192. Toll Free 800-523-7405. info@exploretours.com.

THE MILEPOST® themilepost.com

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA

Best-selling Alaska travel guide to cities, attractions, food, gas, lodging, fishing and camping along the highways of Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, NWT and Yukon. 784 pages; mile-by-mile logs of more than 60 highways; 100-plus maps; 700 photos; ferry schedules; travel planning help. Print edition and mobile app available. Since 1949 the bible of North Country Travel.

With 65 years of experience, we are the experts in vacations throughout Alaska and the Yukon. With one phone call, we provide seamless travel plans by combining sightseeing excursions, multi-day packages, Denali rail tours, lodging, transportation and transfers. Choose from convenient pre or post cruise options as well as guided and independent packages. 1-800-544-2206.

Travel Agents • Trip Planners

ALASKA DENALI TOURS AlaskaDenaliTours.com

We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS AlaskaRailroad.com

Service, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife, mountains - including Denali, the best hotels and activities! Experience Goldstar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2492. 800-544-0552. ;

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL alaskatravel.com

The Alaska travel experts specializing in custom Alaska vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Featuring lodging, transportation and activities in Denali NP, Kenai Fjords NP, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Wrangell St. Elias NP and Fairbanks. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. 800-208-0200.

ALASKA WILDERNESS TRAVEL alaskawildernesstravel.com

In business since 1984, we will create a memorable Alaska experience for you, call us! 800-544-2236.

graylineofalaska.com

HAI SHIROKUMA TOURS, LLC haishirokuma.com

Tours & hotel reservations. Japanese translation & language aid services available.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

With more than 60 years experience as the leader in Alaska touring and cruising, visit the wilderness of Alaska and the Yukon in comfort with us. Seven elegant, mid-sized ships sail to the best glacier attractions and frontier ports. Extend your vacation with the best choice of cruisetours, and see it all! Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

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Canada Where To Stay WESTMARK INN BEAVER CREEK westmarkhotels.com

A roadhouse style inn, located between Whitehorse and Fairbanks on the Alaska Highway. Features 173 guest rooms, restaurant, lounge, gift shop and entertaining “Rendezvous” dinner show. RV Park and campsite with service station, laundry, mini-mart and rec-center. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. Milepost 1202 Alaska Hwy., Beaver Creek, YT, Canada. 800-544-0970 or 867-862-7501.

WESTMARK INN DAWSON CITY westmarkhotels.com

Inviting accommodations in the heart of this historic gold rush community. 177 guest rooms, most with air conditioning. Enjoy a drink on the best deck in town, in the Keno Lounge or a tasty meal in Belinda’s Dining Restaurant. Activities available from the Tour Desk. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. Fifth & Harper St., Dawson City, YT, Canada. 800-544-0970 or 867-993-5542. ;

WESTMARK KLONDIKE INN WHITEHORSE westmarkhotels.com

KNIGHTLY TOURS

Located in scenic Whitehorse, with 99 rooms & suites, the Inn offers convenient lodging for travelers exploring the Yukon. Enjoy home-style cooking at Arizona Charlie’s Restaurant, Prospectors Café or the Sternwheeler Lounge. Free parking and airport shuttle. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. 2288 Second Ave., Whitehorse, YT, Canada. 800-544-0970 or 867-667-7639. ;

Our experts are ready to design your custom Alaska trip: 800-833-2998. sales@knightlytours.com.

WESTMARK WHITEHORSE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

KnightlyTours.com

LOGISTICS, LLC logisticsllc.com

Alaska’s expert in destination management services, meeting and event planning. Provide: site selection/ contract negotiations, customized and exclusive tours, V.I.P. meet and greet, theme events, catering coordination, entertainment, props. 520 E. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. 907-276-6060. FAX 907-276-6061. toni@logisticsllc.com.

what to do • where to ask • canada • where to stay

Alaska’s geographic location directly under the auroral oval makes it the world’s premier auroraviewing destination. Summer or winter, our one-day and multi-day excursions offer visitors their best chance to witness one of nature’s most spectacular natural phenomena. Alaska’s aurora season extends from August 21 to April 21. 907-474-8600, 800-4741986. Email: adventure@northernalaska.com.

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ALASKA AURORA ADVENTURES

westmarkhotels.com

The Yukon’s premier hotel & conference facility within blocks of Main Street, restaurants, shopping and the Yukon River. Featuring 180 rooms & suites, dining room, lounge, meeting rooms, fitness center, coin-laundry and gift shop. Home of the “Frantic Follies” show. Free parking and airport shuttle. 201 Wood Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada. 800-544-0970 or 867-393-9700. ;

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ALASKA MAGAZINE alaskamagazine.com

Alaska magazine celebrates Life on the Last Frontier, Social media, contests, stories & more.

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ALASKA CRUISES & VACATIONS akcruises.com

Here’s your one-stop shop for wilderness cruising adventure. Choose from our large variety of yachts for multi-day charters originating in Southwest, Southcentral or Inside Passage ports. Tell us what you want to see and do - we will match a vessel to you. 4950 Steelhead, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 523-0897, (888) 530-2628. info@alaskacharterboat.com.

Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

AMERICAN SAFARI CRUISES Innerseadiscoveries.com

Un-Cruise Luxury Adventures. Yacht explorations for 12-88 guests. Individuals or charters. All-wilderness round-trip Juneau w/rare hiking & kayaking in Glacier Bay. Naturalists, kayaking, hiking, skiff tours. Or Ketchikan-Juneau with Living History gold rush port calls. Included: spa services, top cuisine, premium spirits; up-close whales, bears, glaciers. 888-862-8881.

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WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE CRUISE

Un-Cruise Active Adventures. Wilderness expedition ship exploration. Weeklong Juneau-Ketchikan, Juneau-Sitka (3 days in-depth Glacier Bay), or 2-3 week combinations. Choose the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer, Discoverer or 60-guest Adventurer. Kayaking, hiking, caving, paddle boarding, glaciers, whales, bears; hot tub, yoga. Best small ship fares from $1,895. 877-901-1009.

Take an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau in search of humpback & orca whales. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Your captain will welcome you aboard the North Star, a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for whale watching with large windows, outside viewing deck and amplified hydrophone system. 800-323-5757. info@bestofalaskatravel.com.

Innerseadiscoveries.com

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See the best of Alaska! Our 35 years Alaska travel counseling experience matches you to the perfect Alaska cruise & land vacation through our knowledgeable advice. Small ships, luxury ships and custom land tours. See our color ad under “statewide-cruise ships.” Trust your Alaskan dream vacation to an Alaskan who specializes in Alaska Cruises & Vacations! 800-977-9705.

alaskacharterboat.com

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InsIde Passage

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overnight Cruises • other

ALASKA CHARTER BOATS LLC

Flightseeing

Train

TEMSCO HELICOPTERS, INC. temscoair.com

Alaska’s original helicopter glacier tour company, operating in Juneau, Skagway, and Petersburg. With 50 years of flying experience, TEMSCO has something for everyone, and all abilities. Tours include flightseeing, landing on the Mendenhall and other glaciers, dog mushing, and glacier hiking with experienced guides. Toll Free 877-789-9501. ; Multi-day Cruises

ADVENTURESMITH EXPLORATIONS adventure-smith.com

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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

Our spacious mid-size ships visit the best of the Inside Passage including Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Haines and Skagway. Sail from Seattle, Vancouver or Seward and enjoy five-star service and spacious private verandahs. See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

Our spacious mid-size ships visit the best of the Inside Passage including Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arm, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Haines and Skagway. Sail from Seattle, Vancouver or Seward and enjoy five-star service and spacious private verandahs. See your travel professional today. Call 877-SAIL HAL. ;

Alaska’s largest selection of small ship & adventure cruises. Avoid tourist crowds aboard ships & yachts carrying only 12-100 guests. View glaciers calving, whales breaching & eagles soaring. Enjoy hiking, kayaking & up close explorations right from the boat. Since 1995 our experience helps you research, book & prepare for the right cruise at the best price. 866-270-2875.

PRINCESS CRUISES princess.com

Sail the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska on amenityfilled ships with affordable balcony staterooms. Visit ports like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway with stunning glacier viewing in Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm. To see more of Alaska, choose a cruisetour which combines a cruise with an in-depth land tour. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ;

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Small boat expeditions. Kayak, hike, Glacier Bay, whales, and wilderness. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.

Where To Ask CITY OF COFFMAN COVE

ccalaska.com

“Alaska’s best kept secret on Prince of Wales Island” Experience our scenery, wildlife, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, nearby caves, fishing, hunting, beachcombing, bird watching and more. We offer many services - lodging w/meals, w/out meals, fast food, fuel, bar/liquor store, library, café, general store, misc. rentals, fishing charters, etc. 907-329-2233.

877.901.1009

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Multi-Day Cruises, continued

KETCHIKAN VISITORS BUREAU visit-ketchikan.com

Ketchikan is a haven of adventure and fun. Just 90 minutes by air from Seattle, or arrive by ferry or cruise ship. Visit online to see why Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s most popular destinations. Beautiful scenery, an abundance of activities and our hospitality awaits. Our lifestyle, your reward. PO Box 23368, Ketchikan, AK 99901. 800-770-3300.

PELICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE pelican.net

PO Box 737, Pelican, AK 99832. (907) 735-2202. cityhall@pelicancity.org. Circle 11 on Reader Service Card

PACIFIC CATALYST II, INC. pacificcatalyst.com

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Unique small ship cruises in SE Alaska aboard the historic wooden vessel MV Catalyst.

Enjoy Alaska’s best with Alaska Travel Adventures, Alaska’s largest, most experienced operator of soft adventure day tours. Fun, educational and entertaining. Outdoor salmon bakes, gold rush trail camp, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, guided Jeep® tours, whale watching, wilderness nature hikes, gold panning. 800-323-5757.

Arranging tours since 1987. AAA approved Juneau city and Mendenhall Glacier tours or our Glacier Express services. Salmon bake, flightseeing and more. Ketchikan city and Totem tours, Misty Fjord flights or Skagway city and Summit tours. VISA/MC accepted. PO Box 21594, Juneau, AK 99802. (907) 789-5460. FAX (907) 789-4459.

WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE RAILROAD wpyr.com

“Scenic Railway of the World”, a narrow gauge railroad built during the Klondike Gold Rush. Round-trip train excursions to the White Pass Summit and Fraser Meadows. Combination train/bus tours between Skagway/Fraser/Carcross/Whitehorse. May - Sept. For details, phone 907-983-2217, FAX 907-983-2734, or 800-343-7373. Email: info@wpyr.com. ;

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Juneau offers Alaska’s top experiences: Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm Fjord, Tongass National Forest, Mendenhall Glacier/Juneau Ice Field, whales, hiking, kayaking and sportfishing. Enjoy historic Victorian downtown and gold rush past. Visit us via Alaska Airlines, ferry or cruise. Order your free travel guide at 877-581-2201. Join us on Facebook: Explore Juneau.

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FOR A FREE VISITORS GUIDE

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skagway.com

A place exists in Alaska where the past lives on, where the cries of “gold in the Yukon” still echo from steep canyon walls, where the sounds of barroom pianos and boomtown crowds ring out in the night. A place where the romance and excitement of yesteryear linger around every street corner, every bend in the trail. That place is Skagway, come join us! (907) 983-2854. skagwayinfo@gmail.com.

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Glacier Bay National Park Where To Stay ANNIE MAE LODGE IN GUSTAVUS AT GLACIER BAY

anniemae.com

One of Alaska’s premier country inns. Set in a field of wildflowers on the banks of the Good River at the entrance to Glacier Bay! Featuring down home comfort and hospitality, cozy country style lodging, and amazing meals in the small homestead community of Gustavus, the gateway community to Glacier Bay National Park. Toll Free 800-478-2346. reservations@anniemae.com.

GLACIER BAY’S BEAR TRACK INN beartrackinn.com

Beautifully handcrafted log lodge in Gustavus, AK, gateway to Glacier Bay Nat’l Park. Lobby has 30’ windows, suede couches and huge natural fireplace. Dine on caribou, buffalo, crab, salmon, halibut. Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable w/private baths. Known for hospitality and making your dreams a reality. 888-697-2284. beartrac@aol.com. ;

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

Chichagof Island Hoonah/Icy Strait Point What To Do Day Cruises

HOONAH TRAVEL ADVENTURES hoonahwhalewatching.com

Join us for some breathtaking scenery and the best whale watch cruise in Alaska! (907) 209-0044. Various Activities

ICY STRAIT POINT icystraitpoint.com

Located 1.5 road miles from the largest Alaska Tlingit village of Hoonah, is the only Alaska cruise ship destination that offers a remote wilderness setting, Tlingit Native cultural center, the largest, longest and highest ZipRider zip line in the world and the only local brown bear viewing and guaranteed whale watching in one day. info@icystraitpoint.com.

visitglacierbay.com

Enjoy Glacier Bay’s 8 hour day cruise featuring towering glaciers and abundant sea life. Fishing

GLACIER BAY SPORTFISHING glacierbaysportfishing.com

Fishing charters and whale watching. Toll Free 800-445-2112. glacierbaysportfishing@gmail.com.

Northern Region Haines Where To Stay Camping • RV Parks

CHILKOOT RV PARK hotelhalsingland.com

Overlooking Lynn Canal. Full & partial hook-ups, showers and laundromat. Walking distance to town. Hotels • Motels

NAHANNI RIVER ADVENTURES

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE MOTEL

Raft the spectacular Alsek & Tatshenshini Rivers, flowing past vast sprawling glaciers, grizzlies & bald eagles. Sea kayak among the whales, sea lions & seals at Point Adolphus off Glacier Bay. Guided natural history/ wilderness adventures for over 20 years. Complete details on our award winning website. PH 867-668-3180, FAX 867-668-3056, 1-800-297-6927. info@nahanni.com.

Haines finest lodging. Panoramic views, cocktail lounge. Guest laundromat.

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GLACIER BAY LODGE & TOURS

Various Activities

GUSTAVUS VISITORS ASSOCIATION gustavusak.com

Gateway to Glacier Bay: Gustavus is not too big or too small - it’s just right! Change the routine!

Gustavus Where To Stay GLACIER BAY LODGE & TOURS

visitglacierbay.com

Located on the shores of Bartlett Cove, we are the only lodge located inside Glacier Bay National Park. The quiet lush setting is also home of Glacier Bay’s 8 hour day cruise which brings you up close to tidal glaciers and amazing wildlife. For reservations: 1-888-229-8687 or www.visitglacierbay.com. ;

GUSTAVUS INN AT GLACIER BAY gustavusinn.com

Historic homestead near Glacier Bay National Park, award winning ocean & garden harvest dining.

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HOTEL HALSINGLAND HotelHalsingland.com

Historic landmark in Fort Seward. Excellent restaurant, comfortable lounge, 1902 Victorian era, Jeffersonian style architecture. Charming rooms, some with claw-foot bathtubs & fireplaces. Outstanding views. Courtesy transfers. Avis car rental. PO Box 1649, Haines, AK 99827. 907-766-2000. FAX 907-766-2060. 800-5426363. Reservations@HotelHalsingland.com. ;

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ALASKA BICYCLE TOURS cyclealaska.com

Tours, rentals, sales & service. PO Box 829, Haines, AK 99827. Toll Free 877-292-4154.

regionwide • chichagof island • glacier bay • Northern region

The “all-in-one” resource for the charming coastal communities of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Links & information for Haines, Skagway, Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Petersburg and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Travel via the Alaska Highway, the Alaska Marine Highway or Alaska Airlines. Come stay awhile-explore! We look forward to welcoming you!

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Sightseeing & Tours

CHILKAT RIVER ADVENTURES jetboatalaska.com

Where the road ends, adventure begins. Enjoy a comfortable, scenic jet boat tour in the Bald Eagle Preserve. Bald eagles watch your every move from the trees lining the shore of the glacier fed Chilkat River. Moose, bear, wolves & birdlife are abundant in the valley. May-Sept. Box 556, Haines, AK 99827. 800-478-9827. riveradventures@aptalaska.net.

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Juneau How To get around ADVENTURES AFLOAT home.gci.net/~valkyrie/

Twelve guests can cruise, photograph, kayak, fish, whale watch and enjoy Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Where To stay Bed and Breakfast

A PEARSON’S POND LUXURY INN & ADVENTURE SPA Pearsonspond.com

Experience the restorative beauty of an enchanted rainforest garden at Alaska’s only AAA 4 Diamond award winning lodging property. Casually elegant and secluded yet convenient to everything. Seen in 1000 Places to See Before You Die, Among the Most Luxurious Wellness Spas �Forbes�, #4 Most Romantic Inn (MSN). Certified excursion & wedding planners!

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Lovely Victorian farmhouse. Fourteen deluxe rooms with whirlpools. Includes hot breakfast for two. Enjoy meals in the quaint country dining room. Free shuttle van service. High speed internet. Located conveniently in the Mendenhall Valley in a quiet setting. 2358 Mendenhall Loop Rd., Juneau, AK 99801. 907-789-5566. FAX 907-789-2818.

THE DRIFTWOOD LODGE driftwoodalaska.com

Downtown on city bus route and historic walking tour. Courtesy transportation to/from airport & ferry. Various suites w/kitchens accommodate singles to families. Cable TV, free wireless internet, bike rentals. Next to museum. Bag storage available. Rates $105-$145. 435 Willoughby Ave., Juneau, AK 99801. 907-586-2280, FAX 907-586-1034 or 800-544-2239. driftwood@gci.net. ;

WESTMARK BARANOF HOTEL westmarkhotels.com

Historic hotel centrally located in downtown within walking distance of the waterfront, shopping, tourist sights and state capitol. Featuring 195 rooms & suites, most with a view of the Gastineau Channel or famous Mount Juneau. Fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, fine/casual dining and lounge. 127 North Franklin Street, Juneau, AK. 800-544-0970 or 907-586-2660. ;

What To do Adventure • Ecotourism

ALASKA CANOPY ADVENTURES alaskacanopy.com

Original rainforest zipline operator, established 2005. Tour of the Year 2006-2011 and Juneau’s hottest experience. 10 ziplines, 2 skybridges, and 13 lofty tree platforms. Alaska’s longest course. Fast expedition boat ride with beach landing. 4x4 vehicle hillside ascent. Rappel from course. Achievement award. 907-225-8400 or tours@spiritofalaskatours.com.

AUKE LAKE B&B

ALASKA GALORE TOURS

You’ve discovered a spectacular lakeside setting conveniently located between airport/ferry, marina, glacier and trailheads. Casual elegance found here provides premium accommodations with great beds, private baths, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, fridge, guest business center, gazebo with outdoor grill, watercraft. Enjoy refreshing soaks in a deluxe hot tub on the deck. Sportfishing packages. 800-790-3253. Email: at@gci.net.

Whales, bears, fishing. Local exp. captains, personal tours. 877-794-2537. tours@alaskagalore.com.

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Cabins • Vacation Rentals

ALASKA SUITES JUNEAU alaskasuitesjuneau.com

Two 1-bedroom condominiums are available for extended stays of one week or longer. Condos sleep four with full kitchen, bath, laundry room & terrific view of Juneau and Mount Roberts from your balcony. Condos are self-served/self catered. Hotels • Motels

CYCLE ALASKA cycleak.com

Bike rentals, tours, retail, service. 1107 W. 8th St., Juneau, AK 99801. 907-321-2453. jpm@gci.net.

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JUNEAU AIRPORT TRAVELODGE travelodge.com/hotel/09476

Close to airport, ferry terminal, shopping and Mendenhall Glacier. Free airport/ferry shuttle. Indoor heated pool, exercise room, complimentary safes and wireless Internet. Mi Casa Restaurant & Travelodge Lounge offers outstanding Mexican-American cuisine. Bus & RV parking available. 907-789-9700, FAX 907789-1969, 888-660-2327. Email gmtravelodge@gci.net. ;

ALASKAN HOTEL AND BAR

THE PROSPECTOR HOTEL

167 S. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 5861000. 800-327-9347. alaskanhotel@hotmail.com.

Offering 62 generously sized rooms or suites. Next to Alaska State Museum & two blocks to downtown & cruise ship docks. Unobstructed water & mountain views. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV, covered parking, in-room refrig., microwave & coffee maker. Food on-site at TK Maguire’s full-service restaurant & bar. 375 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801. (800) 331-2711, (907) 586-3737. ;

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ASPEN SUITES HOTEL aspenhotelsak.com

Juneau’s newest hotel offers true comfort and style. All generously sized suites have kitchens equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. Flat screen TV/ DVD, oversized bathroom with closet. Fitness room, guest laundry, business E*center, wireless internet, Alaska Air miles with every stay. 8400 Airport Rd., Juneau, AK 99801. Toll Free 1-866-GUEST4U. ;

BEST WESTERN COUNTRY LANE INN countrylaneinn.com

Close to airport, ferry, shopping malls and Mendenhall Glacier. Free shuttle van service. Comfortable, newly refurbished rooms. Complimentary hot breakfast. Complimentary high speed internet. Contact: 9300 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801. 907-789-5005. FAX 907-789-2818.

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stepintoalaska.com

Juneau’s premier guiding company. Small group, fully guided tour experiences include whale watching in Stephens Passage, exploring at Mendenhall Glacier or private tea tastings atop the Mt. Roberts Tram. These wildlife and wilderness tours have a specialty focus tailored to your interest: photography, science, natural history or culture. 907-586-8231. tour@gguiding.com.

MOUNT ROBERTS TRAMWAY MountRobertstramway.com

Experience incredible scenery, nature trails, bird watching, culture, art, shopping/dining with breathtaking view. Native artist demonstrations, bear viewing platform, free showings at Chilkat Theatre, Timberline Bar & Grill all you can eat crab. 490 S. Franklin, Juneau, AK 99801. 907-463-3412. 888-461-8726. tram@goldbelt.com. ;

SILVERBOW INN, BAKERY AND CATERING silverbowinn.com

11 room boutique hotel in historic district. AAA approved. Full breakfast, private bath, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, guest roof deck with Jacuzzi® whirlpool tubs, evening wine & cheese social hour, bakery café next door with beer garden. Walk to shops, tours, restaurants, museums, hiking. Open all year. 800-586-4146. info@silverbowinn.com.

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GOLD CREEK SALMON BAKE bestofalaskatravel.com

An authentic lunch or dinner of Alaskan wild salmon grilled to perfection over an alder wood fire plus an array of other entree and side dishes. Gold panning by a gorgeous waterfall and mine remnants, nature walk along salmon stream, marshmallow fire, Alaska sled dog, gold panner. Live entertainment. Saloon and gift shop. 1-800-323-5757.

LIQUID ALASKA TOURS

Alaska-ShoreExcursions.com

The online reservation service for Alaska shore excursions and day trips! We offer the most exciting tours in Southeast Alaska including whale watching, helicopter flightseeing, floatplane flightseeing, dog sledding, Mendenhall Glacier tours, and city tours just to name a few. Visit our website to book all your tours for your Alaskan vacation today.

THE JEWEL BOX

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Celebrating happy occasions & life’s adventures since 1954! 248 Front Street, Juneau. 907.586.2604. s h o p at t h e t o p Unique Alaskan gifts & local artisan gallery

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WINGS AIRWAYS/TAKU GLACIER LODGE

The Ultimate Adventure on ice! www.northstartrekking.com 866-590-4530 Circle 25 on Reader Service Card

NORTHSTAR TREKKING northstartrekking.com

Explore Juneau’s glaciers with our professional pilots and guides. We specialize in providing in-depth glacier trips with quality mountaineering gear. Our 1-3 hour glacier hikes range from easy to strenuous and include a scenic helicopter flight. No experience required. 866-590-4530. info@northstartrekking.com. Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

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ALASKA REEL ADVENTURES alaskareel.com

5 night/4 day fishing packages on remote Shelter Island. 800-877-2661. info@alaskareel.com. Flightseeing

BestofAlaskaTravel.com

Three of Juneau’s most popular attractions all in one tour! Board a comfortable sightseeing vessel in search of whales. Sightings are guaranteed. Visit Mendenhall Glacier, its face 150 feet high and one and one-half miles wide. Top off your whale and glacier encounters with Alaskan fire-grilled salmon at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. 1-800-323-5757.

Take an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau in search of humpback and orca whales. Whale sightings are guaranteed! After your cruise transfer to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. You’ll arrive to the aroma of Alaskan salmon grilling over an alder wood fire. The all-you-can-eat buffet also includes a host of side dishes. 800-323-5757. info@bestofalaskatravel.com.

Sightseeing & Tours

ALASKA COACH TOURS alaskacoachtours.com

GLACIER GARDENS RAINFOREST ADVENTURE

Day Cruises

bestofalaskatravel.com

Take in the best Alaska has to offer! Combine the ultimate experiences; view 5 glaciers by floatplane, a remote historic log cabin, wilderness trails and a scrumptious King salmon feast. Something for everyone! Tours include a 3 hour total package or a 40 minute flightseeing adventure. Everyone has window seats on the #1 rated flights in Southeast Alaska! 907-586-6275. info@WingsAirways.com.

Offering group receptive services in Juneau, Ketchikan & Skagway. Services including tours & transfers available May through September. We have been providing exceptional customer service since 2004. Our fleet of 60 motorcoaches is one of the youngest in southeast Alaska. Proud to be Alaskan owned and operated. PH 907.586.7433, FAX 907.523.0946. info@alaskacoachtours.com. ;

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Dining • Nightlife Shopping

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Guided Helicopter glacier hikes

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COASTAL HELICOPTERS, INC coastalhelicopters.com

In Juneau, fly via helicopter over remote wilderness, through mountain passes, view several different glaciers, land on living ice and stroll with your pilot. Revel in the solitude as you discuss the history and formations of the Juneau Icefield. Contact: 8995 Yandukin Dr., Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-5600. info@coastalhelicopters.com.

ERA HELICOPTERS FLIGHTSEEING TOURS

Guided tours, views, wildlife, fun! 7600 Glacier Hwy. Ph. 907-790-3377. ggardens@ptialaska.net.

GLACIER VIEW SEA KAYAKING bestofalaskatravel.com

9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-0052. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

HISTORIC GOLD MINING & PANNING ADVENTURE bestofalaskatravel.com

9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-0052. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

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JUNEAU JEEP® ADVENTURES

6910 N. Douglas Hwy., Juneau, AK 99801. 800-843-1947. contact@eraflightseeing.com.

Experience the very best of Juneau on our comprehensive, small group adventure! 907-988-JEEP(5337).

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Hotels • Motels

MACAULAY SALMON HATCHERY

SUPER 8

2697 Channel Dr., Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 463-4810. Toll Free 877-463-2486.

Downtown location; close to airport, marina, museums, shopping, restaurants. Amenities: only hotel with A/C, Wi-Fi, hot tub, free SuperStart breakfast. 24-Hr guest laundry, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, safe. Pet friendly w/fee. $79-$139. 404 Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, AK 99835. 907-747-8804. 800-800-8000. ;

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MENDENHALL GLACIER FLOAT TRIP bestofalaskatravel.com

9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-0052. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

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What To Do Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

AT THE WHITE HOUSE atthewhitehouse.com

For your convenience, each room has private bath, TV, wireless signal and mini refrigerator. Buffet breakfast to start your day and for your sweet tooth, a cookie jar. We hope you relish your time in Skagway. Smoke free. Walking distance to town. Box 41, Skagway, AK 99840. 907-983-9000. ;

HISTORIC SKAGWAY INN skagwayinn.com

Since 1897, first operated as a Bordello during the Klondike Gold Rush. Ten guest rooms furnished with period antiques and named for the girls who “worked” here. Organic garden. Located in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, walking distance to all services and attractions. Courtesy van, fully licensed restaurant. TripAdvisor rated. 888-752-4929. Hotels • Motels

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WINGS AIRWAYS/TAKU GLACIER LODGE WingsAirways.com

#1 glacier flightseeing! 5 glaciers, seaplanes, black bears, history, Alaska King salmon & more! Winter

EAGLECREST SKI AREA skijuneau.com

155 S. Seward, Juneau, AK 99801. eaglecrest@skijuneau.com. Various Activities

ALASKAN BREWING COMPANY Alaskanbeer.com

Home of award-winning beer from the Last Frontier! Enjoy Alaskan’s handcrafted beers brewed with historic recipes - like the Gold Rush inspired Alaskan Amber and local ingredients throughout the 49th State. While in Juneau, enjoy a guided beer tasting at the Brewery or their Alaskan clothing, barware and gourmet gifts at the Alaskan Brewing Depot downtown.

WESTMARK INN SKAGWAY westmarkhotels.com

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Day Cruises

ALLEN MARINE TOURS AllenMarineTours.com

Sightseeing cruises, group tours & charters from Juneau, Ketchikan & Sitka. Toll Free: 888-747-8101.

What To Do Dining • Nightlife Shopping

BARANOF WILDERNESS LODGE flyfishalaska.com

A remote paradise for all anglers & wilderness lovers. Definitely one for your bucket list. Multi-Day Cruises

ALASKA SHIRT COMPANY shirtco.com

Locations in Juneau and Skagway. 800-707-5215. www.shirtco.com .

RED ONION SALOON redonion1898.com

Located on the corner of 2nd & Broadway. PO Box 271, Skagway, AK 99840. (907) 983-2414.

SKAGWAY SALMON BAKE AT LIARSVILLE bestofalaskatravel.com

PO Box 375, Skagway, AK 99840. (907) 983-3333. Toll Free 800-323-5757. info@bestofalaskatravel.com.

Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

Fishing

ALASKA OCEAN VIEW B&B INN sitka-alaska-lodging.com

Enjoy absolutely wonderful accommodations, nice view and delicious full breakfasts served overlooking water. Very comfortable king/queen beds. Refrigerators, microwaves, fireplaces, privacy. Hot tub spa. Free: concierge, movies, Wi-Fi and snacks. Smoke-free. Central location. 1101 Edgecumbe Dr., Sitka, AK 99835. 907-747-8310.

The Inn sits nestled in the middle of downtown amidst the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Conveniently located to all attractions with 151 rooms, two restaurants and the popular Bonanza Bar. Meeting room, gift shop, coin-laundry, cable TV and Avis desk. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. Third & Springs St., Skagway, AK. 800-544-0970 or 907-983-6000. ;

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ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES AlaskanDreamCruises.com

1512 Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, AK 99835. Toll Free 855-747-8100. Sightseeing & Tours

WILDERNESS SEA KAYAKING ADVENTURE bestofalaskatravel.com

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9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801. (907) 789-0052. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

FAT SALMON CHARTERS fatsalmoncharters.com

Charter fishing and wildlife cruises. 907-209-7335. fatsalmoncharters@yahoo.com.


temscoair.com

Combine the excitement of the 1898 Gold Rush and beauty of Alaska’s glaciers. Flightsee portions of the Chilkoot Trail & beyond to Valley of the Glaciers. Glacier landings included for close-up exploration. Operates May-Sept. PO Box 400, Skagway, AK 99840. 907-983-2900. skg_staff@temscoair.com. ; Sightseeing & Tours

LIARSVILLE GOLD RUSH TRAIL CAMP & SALMON BAKE BestofAlaskaTravel.com

SKAGWAY STREET CAR COMPANY skagwaystreetcar.com

Since 1923. Tour historic & residential districts & Gold Rush Cemetery. Local guides on a 1927 bus.

Ketchikan Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

CORNER BED & BREAKFAST cornerbnb.com

Clean, comfortable, convenient. Private bath. Full kitchen. Continental breakfast. Friendly hosts. Cabins • Vacation Rentals

LUNDBERG’S SOUTH SHORE INN InnsAlaska.com

Quiet country living on Alaska’s scenic waterway. Long stays are encouraged. 907-225-0909. Hotels • Motels

BEST WESTERN PLUS LANDING HOTEL landinghotel.com

Across from ferry terminal & airport. Large attractive rooms & suites w/fireplaces. Free Wi-Fi, exercise room, free shuttle, free parking, business center, guest laundry, banquet/meeting rooms. Home of Jeremiah’s Pub & the most popular restaurant in Ketchikan. $99-190 low/$140-250 high. 3434 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901. 800-428-8304. ; Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

ALASKA SPORTFISHING EXPEDITIONS KetchikanAlaskaFishing.com

Operators of The Cedars Lodge, Silverking Lodge and Clover Pass Resort. (800) 813-4363.

WATERFALL RESORT

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YUKON JEEP® KLONDIKE ADVENTURE bestofalaskatravel.com

PO Box 375, Skagway, AK 99840. (907) 983-3333. FAX (907) 983-2444. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

Yakutat Where To Stay LEONARD’S LANDING LODGE

leonardslanding.com

Yakutat waterfront lodge with amazing bay/ mountain views! Cabins with kitchens for families, groups & singles. Fishing-steelhead, halibut, ling, kings, sockeye, silvers! Boat rentals, fish processing. Do-it-yourself or guided. Adventure-kayak, hike, surf, bike, view wildlife, cultural, historical! AprOct. Easy access-Alaska Airlines. 907-784-3245.

Superb location for salmon & halibut fishing as they migrate in from the Gulf of Alaska and feed along the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Historic salmon cannery turned world-class resort. Great food, wildlife and scenic coastlines. June-Aug. PO Box 6440, Ketchikan, AK 99901. 800-544-5125. Email: reservations@waterfallresort.com.

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

ADVENTURE KARTS EXPEDITION adventurekarts.com

Strap in and hold on for this off-road adventure! 907-225-8400. tours@spiritofalaskatours.com.

ALASKA CANOPY ADVENTURES alaskacanopy.com

Original rainforest zipline operator, established 2005. Tour of the Year 2006-2011 and Ketchikan’s hottest experience. Eagle Creek: 8 ziplines, 3 skybridges. Bear Creek: 7 ziplines, 1 Giant skybridge, rappel and a 250 foot mountain slide. 4x4 vehicle hillside ascent. Achievement award. 907-225-8400 or tours@spiritofalaskatours.com.

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SNORKEL ALASKA snorkelalaska.com

Snorkel or SCUBA dive with Alaska’s most experienced outfit. Est. 2001. 7 time Princess Cruises Tour of the Year winner, 2009 Excellence in Tourism award from Ketchikan Visitor Bureau. Everything you need to snorkel safely and comfortable is included. A truly unique experience awaits you. PO Box 8772, Ketchikan, AK 99901. 907-247-7783. snorkelalaska@gci.net.

SOUTHEAST SEA KAYAKS KayakKetchikan.com

Get off the beaten path and onto the water with Ketchikan’s local kayak company specializing in small group tours. Sea kayak Ketchikan, Orcas Cove or Misty Fjords with friendly, knowledgeable guides. First time kayakers welcome. Kayak rentals and water taxi service to Misty Fjords also available. Call 907-225-1258, 1-800287-1607 or email us at paddle@kayakketchikan.com. Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

ALASKA RAINFOREST SANCTUARY alaskarainforest.com

northern region • southern region

Step back in time to an 1890’s tent city - laugh ‘till you cry as our cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls entertain you with hilarious melodrama. Pan for gold and keep all you find! All-you-can-eat outdoor feast of grilled wild Alaskan salmon, a host of other delights, live entertainment. Gift Shop. 800-323-5757.

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Flightseeing

TEMSCO, ALASKA’S ORIGINAL HELICOPTER GLACIER TOURS

Unique guided nature and wildlife trail search for bears, eagles, spawning salmon and more. Visit an Alaska reindeer herd, view live eagles close-up, see a Native totem carver at work, inspect a historic sawmill and enjoy snacks in the General Store. Transportation to this location 8 miles out of Ketchikan is provided. 907-225-8400 or tours@spiritofalaskatours.com. Day Cruises

ALLEN MARINE TOURS allenmarinetours.com

Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer - Experience Alaska’s glacier-carved masterpiece while cruising in luxury aboard the fastest sightseeing catamaran in Southeast Alaska. 4.5 hour cruises depart daily, May-September. Our deluxe passenger vessels are also available to provide custom tours, charter transportation and special events. 1-877-686-8100. ; Fishing

EXPERIENCE ONE CHARTERS latitude56.com

World class fishing. We meet all cruise ships. Complimentary smoked salmon & snacks. 907-225-2343.

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TAQUAN AIR taquanair.com

Best of Alaska tours by floatplane. Award winning magnificent Misty Fjords flightseeing; America’s most spectacular national monument. Includes a lake or �ord landing. Also, guided Tongass Forest wilderness bear viewing tours. Medallion safety program certified. Digital headsets, window seats guaranteed. 907-225-8400 or tours@spiritofalaskatours.com. sightseeing & Tours

BACKCOUNTRY JEEP® & CANOE SAFARI bestofalaskatravel.com

63 Ward Lake Road, Ward Cove, AK 99928. (907) 247-5295. FAX (907) 247-6295. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

CLASSIC TOURS classictours.com

The ultimate Ketchikan experience! Tour in a snazzy ‘55 Chevy and see Saxman Native Village, totem poles, Creek Street, a bald eagle’s nest & more. Internationally acclaimed. Featured in Frommers, AAA Alaska, Best of Alaska and other guidebooks. Seasonal Apr 1-Oct 1. Dept. VP. 3820 Baranof Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901. 907-225-3091. Email: lois@classictours.com. ;

Metlakatla What To do METLAKATLA TOURISM

akgetaway.com/HardingsLodge

Visit historic Metlakatla, the only Tsimpshian community in the US, located on scenic Annette Island.

Rustic Alaskan red cedar pole lodge with lush green plant décor and Wrangell Harbor vista. Family operated since 1984. See the Stikine River, Anan Bear Observatory, Chief Shakes Glacier and Tribal House, petroglyph beach. Lounge, conference room, courtesy van. PO Box 1062, Wrangell, AK 99929. 800-874-3613. info@akgetaway.com. ;

Petersburg How To get around ALASKA SEA ADVENTURES yachtalaska.com

PO Box 542, Petersburg, AK 99833. (907) 772-4700. Toll Free 888-772-8588. info@yachtalaska.com.

Where To stay

bestofalaskatravel.com

63 Ward Lake Road, Ward Cove, AK 99928. (907) 247-5295. FAX (907) 247-6295. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

What To do sightseeing & Tours

STIKINE RIVER JET BOAT ASSOCIATION jetboatalaskatours.com

See our website to contact a member for your Anan, Stikine River and LeConté adventures. Various activities

ALASKA CHARTERS & ADVENTURES alaskaupclose.com

Bear viewing, glaciers, photography excursions and sportfishing. Alaska Charters & Adventures specializes in delivering exclusive high quality wilderness adventures by guiding very small groups on customized itineraries to experience Alaska’s unmatched scenery, wildlife and fishing. Highly experienced and professional certified naturalist guides. 888.993.2750.

lumberjacksports.com

RAIN FOREST CANOE ADVENTURE & NATURE TRAIL

Where To stay ALASKAN SOURDOUGH LODGE, LLC

visitmetlakatla.com

THE GREAT ALASKAN LUMBERJACK SHOW It is here that Alaska’s rich logging history comes to life daily with thrilling displays of agility, energy, and power. Witness some of the world’s best athletes competing in head to head competitions. Shows include chopping, sawing, logrolling, speed climbing and much more. This is a rip roarin’ good time for all ages! 888-320-9049.

Wrangell

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RAIN FOREST ISLAND ADVENTURE

WRANGELL CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU wrangell.com

Wrangell-the Alaska you envision! Off the beaten path, easily accessible by jet or ferry. In the heart of the Tongass Nat’l. Forest and Inside Passage. Discover Native culture, great fishing, golfing, bear viewing. Explore Stikine River’s glaciers, wildlife & legends. Wrangell-you can do everything! For DVD/free brochure. 800-367-9745.

bestofalaskatravel.com

63 Ward Lake Road, Ward Cove, AK 99928. (907) 247-5295. FAX (907) 247-6295. Toll Free 800-323-5757.

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RAINFOREST ISLANDS FERRY rainforestislandsferry.com

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Exploring Alaska Rainforest Islands. Launching passenger and vehicle service in April 2012 to Wrangell, Petersburg, Ketchikan, and Prince of Wales Island via Coffman Cove. Connecting mini-coach service on all the Rainforest Islands. Check us out online. Call us at 907-329-2031.

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Lodges/Cabins Vacation Rentals

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For more information on Southcentral communities and activities, see pages 100-101. How To Get Around Cruiseships • Ferries

ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY alaskastateferry.com

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

A 7-day Glacier Discovery Cruise between Vancouver and Seward always includes the best glacier attractions in Glacier Bay National Park. Continue to Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer, Alyeska, Anchorage, or Denali National Park with a cruisetour. See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

Alaska’s favorite year-round transportation company. Affordable transfers for small & large groups. Best option for Whittier and Seward cruiseship transfers to or from Anchorage. Great for Alyeska, Girdwood, Talkeetna, Denali or Anchorage charters. Featuring upscale vans, mid-size limobuses & mid-size and full-size motorcoaches. Past Anchorage Visitors Bureau Business of the Year. (907) 230-6773. FAX (907) 248-7996. ;

Journey through Alaska’s interior aboard luxurious, private railcars. Enjoy 360° views from glass-domed, 2-level railcars or enjoy open-air platforms. Full food and beverage service including many local Alaskan specialties. Daily summer service to Denali National Park from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Combination rail and hotel packages available. 1-800-544-2206.

graylineofalaska.com

RV Rental • Motorhome • Caravans

CLIPPERSHIP MOTORHOME, INC. clippershiprv.com

Enjoy vacationing with the comforts of home. Late model motorhomes 20-29 feet. Cookware, eating utensils and linens included. Housekeeping packages available. Free airport/motel pickup. Credit cards accepted. Best Rates! 5401 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage, AK 99518. (907) 5627051 or 800-421-3456. Email: info@clippershiprv.com.

GREAT ALASKAN HOLIDAYS greatalaskanholidays.com

Great Alaskan Holidays RV Sales, Service & Rentals is Alaska’s largest and finest RV rental company. Train

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ALASKA DENALI TOURS AlaskaDenaliTours.com

We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

ALASKA HERITAGE TOURS alaskaheritagetours.com

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The Alaska Marine Highway celebrates 50 years in 2013! Drive or walk aboard to explore southcentral Alaska at your own pace. The ferry connects with the road system in Valdez, Homer and Whittier, a quick and scenic 64-mile drive from Anchorage. For information and current specials visit the official state website, AlaskaStateFerry.com or call 800-642-0066. ;

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA

themagicbus.com

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Regionwide

MAGIC BUS

The best of Alaska starts here! Our reservations staff in Anchorage, Alaska will help plan your trip. Travel in comfort, at your pace, and explore national parks. Experience Alaska’s # 1 wildlife and glacier cruise. Hike to Exit Glacier. Fly over Denali. Stay in Alaska’s premier lodges. Alaska Native owned - MBE#PS0313. Call to start planning today. 877-258-6877.

ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS

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AlaskaRailroad.com

Service, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife, mountains - including Denali, the best hotels and activities! Experience GoldStar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2492. 800-544-0552. ;

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Motorcoach • Bus • Vans • Limos

ALASKA PARK CONNECTION MOTORCOACH alaskacoach.com

Daily deluxe scheduled motorcoach service between Anchorage, Seward, Denali and Talkeetna. Our motorcoaches feature comfortable seating, plenty of leg room, large picture windows and restrooms onboard. “We book the Alaska Rail too!” Tour highlights and photo opportunities are presented along the way. 800-208-0200.

ANCHORAGE DENALI EXPRESS AlaskaDenaliTours.com

Comfortable with large picture windows, and lots of legroom, in short it’s luxury and comfort. We stop for photo opportunities and our driver/guide will answer your questions in addition to their interpretive talk along the way. The daily schedule is arranged to connect with the buses going in and out of Denali Park. 877-300-1992.

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ALASKA RAILROAD AlaskaRailroad.com

Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad offers value, convenience and an authentic Alaska experience. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, two national parks with one call. Adventure class coaches or GoldStar Service aboard double-deck luxury dome cars. Daily summer service: Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, and Whittier. Open year-round. 907-265-2494, 800-544-0552. ;

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL alaskatravel.com

The Alaska Travel Experts specializing in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Let us guide you in selecting the best Alaska Railroad trips on the Alaska Railroad and private dome cars. The choice is yours at Alaska Tour & Travel. No other travel company in Alaska sells more independent Alaska Railroad trips. 1-800-208-0200.

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GRAY LINE OF ALASKA graylineofalaska.com

With 65 years of experience, we are the experts in vacations throughout Alaska and the Yukon. With one phone call, we provide seamless travel plans by combining sightseeing excursions, multi-day packages, Denali rail tours, lodging, transportation and transfers. Choose from convenient pre or post cruise options as well as guided and independent packages. 1-800-544-2206.

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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

Explore Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer, Alyeska Resort, Anchorage, Denali National Park or the Arctic with a cruisetour. With more time for optional activities and wilderness exploration, our 60 years of experience gives you the best itineraries in Southcentral Alaska. See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

PRINCESS CRUISES

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

ALASKA OUTDOORS

travelalaskaoutdoors.com

Since 2001, Alaska Outdoors has showcased Alaska’s national parks and protected areas featuring small group camping and hiking tours throughout the state. Hike, raft, sea kayak, canoe, whale watching, glacier cruises, flightseeing and more. Tours range from 7 to 21 days and start at $995. Outside the US 907-357-4020; 800-320-2494.

princess.com

See more of Alaska on a Princess land and sea vacation. Glacier Bay and Denali on every itinerary. Combine a 7-day cruise with 4 to 10 days on land. Stay at Princess wilderness lodges at Denali, McKinley, Copper River and Kenai. Exclusive Direct-to-theWilderness rail takes you from ship to train to Denali all in one day. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ;

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REGAL AIR

regal-air.com

TOURALASKA.COM touralaska.com

Our experts are ready to design your customized Alaska trip; 800-833-2998. info@touralaska.com.

Where To Stay

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Bed And Breakfast

Backcountry Experiences

KENAI PENINSULA BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION

ALASKA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE TOURS

Easy access to 25 Bed and Breakfast websites. Enjoy the hospitality offered from a variety of inspected accommodations. Are you looking for getaway cabins or homes, riverside, lake or inlet view bungalows, or maybe, a full service resort? We have it all! Let our local hosts share their love of Alaska with you.

Guided ATV and winter snowmobile wilderness tours. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, 1/2 day, all day (with meal), overnight (with meals & lodging). All experience levels welcome. Don’t want to drive? Ride along on our two seat ATVs and snowmobiles. Also salmon fishing & bear viewing tours. The adventure of a lifetime. 800-478-2506.

kenaipeninsulabba.com

Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

ALASKA WILDLAND ADVENTURES alaskawildland.com/vpn2

Why just sightsee when you can experience Alaska at our wilderness lodges? Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Kenai Backcountry Lodge and Kenai Riverside Lodge offer cozy cabins, delicious meals, expert guides & outstanding locations. Explore glaciers & wildlife by foot, kayak or raft. Two to four day independent stays or 6- to 14-day all-inclusive vacations. 800-334-8730.

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURES greatalaska.com

Legendary riverside lodge & remote camps. World class sportfishing featuring world’s largest wild salmon, halibut & trout. Two decades providing lodge & lodge/wilderness trips. Add a flight to our bear camp or a private glacier cruise to create a perfect Alaska adventure. Corporate groups & families. 800-544-2261.

WITHIN THE WILD ADVENTURE CO. withinthewild.com

Family-owned and operated, we offer three remote full-service adventure lodges in Southcentral Alaska. Wildlife excursions, float trips, sportfishing, natural history touring, helicopter hiking and fishing, backcountry hiking trips, dog sled tours, crosscountry skiing, ocean kayaking, ocean sportfishing, other outdoor adventures. 907-274-2710.

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Operating safely since 1982. Flightseeing, bear viewing, fishing and air taxi services. Mt. McKinley, Knik and Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound and many more. Katmai and Silver Salmon Creek bear viewing. We love Alaska and we love to share Alaska with our visitors. Let Regal Air take you on a wilderness adventure! 907-243-8535. info@regal-air.com. Sightseeing & Tours

youralaskavacation.com

Day Cruises

STAN STEPHENS GLACIER & WILDLIFE CRUISES stanstephenscruises.com

Let Alaskans show you Alaska! Explore the calm waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez. On board we take the time to share with you Columbia or Meares Glacier, exciting wildlife & historical information. Box 1297, Valdez, AK 99686. 907-835-4731, FAX 907-835-3765, Toll Free 866-867-1297. Email: info@ stephenscruises.com. ; Fishing

ALASKA DRIFT AWAY FISHING guidekenairiver.com

Fish salmon & trout with us! Over 25 years of combined guiding experience on the Kenai & Kasilof Rivers. With three of the most knowledgeable, energetic guides/ owner/operators on the Kenai Peninsula, your trip will be well planned and productive on the water. Float, spin, bait cast & fly fishing. We have the best tackle, rods and boats on the water. Special Permit Holder.

ALASKA RIVER ADVENTURES AlaskaRiverAdventures.com

In our 30+ years, we’ve taken thousands to Alaska’s best waters - a few at a time. Trophy trout or wild Alaskan salmon - fish new water for a new species each day or focus on your favorites. Rare permits let us take you where few others can. Full service lodging and wild rivers...it’s more than just a fishing trip. 888-836-9027.

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ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS AlaskaRailroad.com

Service, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife, mountains - including Denali, the best hotels and activities! Experience GoldStar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2492. 800-544-0552. ;


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HOMER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTER homeralaska.org

At the “End of the Road�, the adventure begins! South of Anchorage on the shores of mountain and glacier-surrounded Kachemak Bay, and accessed by road or daily flights. Home base for great fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations, Homer can make every Alaska dream come true. We are the ecotourism capital of Alaska. Come and explore! 907-235-7740.

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IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE iditarod.com

Open year-round. Dog cart rides in summer. Gift shop, video room 907-376-5155 X-108.

MAT-SU VALLEY VISITORS CENTER alaskavisit.com

ALASKA SNOW SAFARIS youralaskavacation.com

Guided snowmobile tours. 1/2 day, all day, multi day trips to remote wilderness lodges. We specialize in custom trips. All experience levels welcome. Check out our special Iditarod weekend package. Watch the Iditarod Sled Dog Race from our Denali View Lodge. Experience Alaska’s awesome winter! 907-745-2505, 800-478-2506. Email alaskavisit@alaska.com.

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Pick up a visitor guide, free Glenn Hwy Scenic Byway audio CD, maps & planning info to explore the real Alaska-one hour from Anchorage. Mt. McKinley views, glaciers you can touch, historic mining areas, Iditarod Trail HQ, farms, flightseeing, salmon/trout fishing. Free Wi-Fi, lodging & activity availability reports. Mile 35.5 Parks Hwy. 907-746-5000. ;

Where to ask Visitor Information Sources

GIRDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE girdwoodchamber.com

Recommends a multiple night stay in Girdwood for a vacation of a lifetime! See wildlife, hike, bike, tram ride, paraglide, mountain bike, shop, heli tour, kayak, raft, fish, gold pan, day cruise, whale watch, do snowsports, see northern lights, heli & cat ski, fine & casual dining, live music, 500 beds, RV parking. girdwoodchamber@gmail.com.

GREATER WHITTIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE whittieralaskachamber.org

Unique, seaside community in a spectacular setting. Gateway to your Prince William Sound adventure.

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SEWARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU seward.com

Visit Seward and see why Alaska starts here! Free information on activities and accommodations, including Kenai Fjords National Park, Exit Glacier, wildlife/glacier viewing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, Seward Silver Salmon Derby & Mt. Marathon footrace. PO Box 749, Seward, AK 99664. 907-224-8051. visitseward@seward.net.

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THE KENAI-ALASKAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLAYGROUND kenaipeninsula.org

Discover what Alaskans already know: Just south of Anchorage and easily accessible by land, air or sea, nothing about the Kenai Peninsula is formal or stuffy. No other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we are known as Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playground. Order a free guide: 800-535-3624. info@kenaipeninsula.org.

ALASKA FACT Size: One-fifth the size of the United States, Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 586,412 square miles measure 2,400 miles east to west, and 1,420 miles north to south. This makes it larger than Texas and the next three largest states combined.

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SOLDOTNA VISITOR CENTER visitsoldotna.com

See Alaska from Soldotna. 44790 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669. 907-262-9814. info@soldotnachamber.com.

ALASKA HERITAGE TOURS alaskaheritagetours.com

The best of Alaska starts here! Our multi-day packages and custom adventures provide seamless travel through Alaska. Book tours and day cruises through national parks, see wildlife, glaciers & Denali. Your clients will stay in luxury lodges surrounded by the beauty of Alaska. Add exciting activities. Connect your tour to cruises, conferences and airlines. 877-258-6877.

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL alaskatravel.com

The Alaska travel experts specializing in custom Alaska vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Featuring lodging, transportation and activities in Denali NP, Kenai Fjords NP, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Wrangell St. Elias NP and Fairbanks. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. 800-208-0200. Circle 16 on Reader Service Card

VALDEZ CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU valdezalaska.org

104 Chenega St., Valdez, AK 99686. 907-835-INFO. info@valdezalaska.org.

Anchorage Area Anchorage How To Get Around RV Rental • Motorhome • Caravans

ABC MOTORHOME RENTALS abcmotorhome.com

See why ABC’s customers are happy campers! For over 28 years, ABC has offered early booking discounts; lowest prices; best fleet & by far, the best customer service. It’s as easy as ABC - no hidden fees; no mileage charges; bedding & cookware included; free shuttle; the only RV company at the Anchorage airport. Call 800-421-7456. info@abcmotorhome.com. ;

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CLIPPERSHIP MOTORHOME, INC. clippershiprv.com

Premier location for Alaska RV rentals. Convenient, affordable and relaxing. 800-421-3456. Car Rental • Taxi Shuttle • Other

THRIFTY CAR RENTAL anchorage.thrifty.com

Anchorage now has two locations: one inside the Anchorage Airport and another off airport on Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive. We rent some of the newest cars in Anchorage. Cars, mini-vans, SUV. For more information FAX 1-907-279-1326. Call 1-800-THRIFTY. E-mail: info@thriftyalaska.com. ; Package Tour

ALASKA LATIN TOURS, LLC alaskalatintours.com

Receptive tour operator, specializing in itinerary planning for Southcentral and Interior Alaska.

Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

ANCHORAGE ALASKA BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION

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VISIT ANCHORAGE

anchorage-bnb.com

Anchorage.net/Alaska

Discover 60 of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers, 1,500 resident moose, views of Mount McKinley and 300 miles of wilderness trails; living large just comes naturally in Anchorage. The city’s blend of wild and urban includes tax-free shopping, unforgettable events and fresh, wild Alaska seafood. Visit Anchorage.net today and order your free Official Guide to Anchorage. Travel Agents • Trip Planners

ALASKA DENALI TOURS AlaskaDenaliTours.com

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We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

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ALASKA MOTORHOME RENTALS BestofAlaskaTravel.com

150 N. Ingra Street, Anchorage, AK 99501. (907) 258-7109. 800-323-5757. info@bestofalaskatravel.com.

Links business, convention & vacation travelers seeking to experience Alaskan hospitality with clean, comfortable, inspected and approved, professionally run B&B’s. Expect quality and service. Match your dates of stay and location with the amenities you desire. mobile.anchorage-bnb.com. 907-272-5909, Toll Free 888-584-5147. info-new@anchorage-bnb.com.

ANCHORAGE WALKABOUT TOWN BED & BREAKFAST anchoragewalkabout.com

Near downtown, coastal trail and visitor attractions. Full Alaskan breakfast featuring Alaskan flavors. This is the ideal bed and breakfast for those who like to walk and bicycle. Open May 15-Sept. 15. Contact: 1610 E St., Anchorage, AK 99501. 907-279-7808. FAX 907-258-3657. Toll Free 866279-7808. reservations@anchoragewalkabout.com.


Southcentral

BIG BEAR B&B

AlaskaBigBearBB.com

Old fashioned Alaska hospitality hosted by lifelong Alaskan retired home-economics teacher. Stay in log home with unique antiques, Alaska Native art, exceptional breakfasts-Alaskan cuisine and wild berry specialties. 4 rooms/private baths. Family suite with TV and phone. $105-$125. 3401 Richmond Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508. 907-277-8189. bigbearbb@alaska.net.

COPPER WHALE INN copperwhale.com

Downtown location, uptown service! Walk to Coastal Trail, dining, museums, shopping. (866) 258-7999.

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Magnificent bed & breakfast, AAA 3-diamond rated, 5 spacious suites w/private bath, many amenities.

ALASKA BACKPACKERS INN

ANCHORAGE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

PARKSIDE GUEST HOUSE

We are a hostel that offers discounted accommodations for all tastes & budgets in a fun environment.

Newly renovated. Located in the heart of downtown. Indoor pool. Onsite dining in our Great Room.

Distinctive accommodations in quiet residential neighborhood, yet close walking distance to downtown restaurants, museums, shops and the Coastal Trail. Laundry, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, and panoramic views of surrounding mountains, Cook Inlet and downtown Anchorage. 1302 W. 10th Ave., Anchorage, AK. (907) 683-2290.

SPENARD HOSTEL INTERNATIONAL

ANCHORAGE SUITES HOTEL aspenhotelsak.com

Clean, friendly and helpful. Close to airport & bus routes. 24 hr. check in with reservation.

Opening June 2012 in midtown! All-kitchenette suite property, each room featuring a refrigerator, microwave, two burner ceramic cook top, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and cookware. Complimentary wireless internet, meeting room, business E*Center, guest laundry room, fitness center. Alaska Air miles with every stay. Housekeeping on a weekly basis. ;

Hostels

alaskahighlandglen.com

parksideanchorage.com

alaskabackpackers.com

AlaskaHostel.org

Hotels • Motels

SUSITNA PLACE susitnaplace.com

marriott.com/ancdt

anchorage area

HIGHLAND GLEN LODGE B&B

Executive home in quiet downtown location. Suites, private & shared baths. Cable TV w/HBO, free internet. Decks with panoramic views of Inlet, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Susitna. Short walk to city center and coastal trail. Free parking. Rates $70-$115 low season to $110$195 high season. Dept. VP, 727 N St., Anchorage, AK 99501. 907-274-3344. FAX 907-272-4141. Cabins • Vacation Rentals

KNIK RIVER LODGE & TOURS knikriverlodge.com

Beautiful cabins w/private bathroom & deck. Great view! Helicopter tours & dogsledding, glacier landings, hiking, horseback tours & fishing. Close to Anchorage yet very quiet and secluded. One of the best restaurants in Alaska! If you love the outdoors, comfort & privacy, Knik River Lodge is perfect for your Alaska vacation. Free Wi-Fi. 907-745-5002.

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COAST INTERNATIONAL INN coasthotels.com

Warm, friendly Alaskan hospitality! Great rates for spacious rooms & suites. Restaurant, lounge, outdoor deck. Free 24-hour airport shuttle, parking and 24-hour gym/sauna and coin-op laundry. Cable TV, hair dryer, 2-line phone/voice mail. Meeting rooms, catering service. Close to airport and scenic Lake Hood. 907-243-2233 or 800-544-0986. ;

Camping • RV Parks

ANCHORAGE SHIP CREEK RV PARK BestofAlaskaTravel.com

Convenient downtown Anchorage - close to shopping, dining, attractions, entertainment, coastal trail. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, prompt service, clean facilities, easy access, tour reservation center, full hookups, water and electric, dry and tent sites. Laundry, shower, gift shop, bike rentals, Wi-Fi, Good Sam. 1-800-323-5757.

CREEKWOOD INN & RV PARK creekwoodinn-alaska.com

Cozy motel and RV Park conveniently located in midtown Anchorage, near restaurants, shopping and adjacent to Chester Creek Trail. Our quiet RV Park has 51 spaces offering water, sewer and electric, plus cable TV and free Wi-Fi. On-site sundries shop, clean shower and 24-hr laundry facilities. Pets welcome. Open year round. 800-478-6008.

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ANCHORAGE GRAND HOTEL anchoragegrand.com

Thirty-one luxury suites conveniently located downtown, near railroad depot, within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Relax in a one bedroom, one bath suite with fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy beautiful mountain & inlet views. Continental breakfast & newspaper. Coin-op laundry. Wireless Internet. Contact 907-929-8888 or 888-800-0640. ;

COMFORT INN ANCHORAGE comfortinnanchorage.com

111 W. Ship Creek Ave., Anchorage, AK. 907-277-6887. FAX 907-274-9830. Choice Privileges Program.

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT® ANCHORAGE AIRPORT

marriott.com/ancsh

Located in midtown, walking distance to shopping and entertainment. Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating and working, SpringHill Suites provides guests with a microwave, mini-fridge, desk and pull-out sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and airport shuttle, as well as pool, whirlpool, exercise room and wireless. 877-729-0197. ;

marriott.com/anccy

Redesigned lobby with coffee and cocktail bar and media pods. The Courtyard makes it easier to be on the road with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, pool, whirlpool, exercise room, a well lit desk, ergonomic chair and wireless; plus it’s close to the airport. Choose one king or two double beds. Complimentary airport shuttle. 877-729-0197. ;

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT® ANCHORAGE UNIVERSITY LAKE

CREEKWOOD INN & RV PARK

marriott.com/ancum

creekwoodinn-alaska.com

An Anchorage Best Bargain! Boutique motel conveniently located in midtown near restaurants, shopping and bike trails. You’ll enjoy our friendly staff and homey rooms with thoughtful amenities including microwave, mini fridge, cable TV, coffee maker and free wireless internet. Suites and rooms with kitchenettes also available. Laundry facilities on site. 800-478-6008.

CROWNE PLAZA ANCHORAGE crowneplaza.com

Located minutes from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, downtown, shopping & entertainment. Savor a pleasant meal in the JUNO restaurant or enjoy a cocktail before turning in for the night to your Sleep Advantage room. The Crowne Plaza Anchorage will become your favorite place to meet with over 4,000 square feet of meeting space. 907-433-4100. ;

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES-ANCHORAGE fairfieldinnanchorage.com

5060 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99503. 907-222-9000. FAX 907-222-7611. Marriott Rewards Participant.

HILTON ANCHORAGE anchorage.hilton.com

Guests will discover unexpected luxury in the heart of downtown. Enjoy world class views of the Cook Inlet just steps away from shopping, day tours, summer fishing and the convention center. The Hilton’s 600 guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, indoor pool and in-house Native art collection will complete your stay. 500 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. 907272-7411, FAX 907-265-7042, 1-800-445-8667. ;

HISTORIC ANCHORAGE HOTEL historicanchoragehotel.com

Celebrating over 95 years! Centrally located in the heart of downtown, elegantly restored boutique style hotel. Renovated 2012. Complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi. One block from the convention center district, short walk to fine dining, shopping, AK Railroad, near all downtown visitor services. 2009 National Geographic Traveler Stay List Award. 800-544-0988. ;

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESSANCHORAGE AIRPORT hieanchorage.com

4411 Spenard Rd., Anchorage, AK. 907-248-8848. FAX 907-248-8847. Priority Club Rewards Program.

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HOTEL CAPTAIN COOK captaincook.com

Alaska’s luxury hotel located in downtown Anchorage. Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Athletic clubs, indoor pool, specialty shops, 24-hour in-room dining, nightly turndown and twice daily maid services. Four restaurants: Crow’s Nest - fine dining; Fletcher’s English style pub; Pantry - café style restaurant, and Whale’s Tail - bistro & wine bar. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet available throughout the hotel. Rates $250-$1500. 800-843-1950. ;

LAKESHORE MOTOR INN lakeshoremotorinn.com

Affordable quality, minutes from airport and Lake Hood. Free airport shuttle, in-room refrigerators and coffee, cable TV, laundry facilities, fish freezers. Kitchen suites and non-smoking rooms available. Free Wi-Fi. $54-$149. 3009 Lakeshore Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517. 907-248-3485, FAX 907-2481544, 800-770-3000. Email: Lakeshore@gci.net. ;

MILLENNIUM ALASKAN HOTEL millenniumhotels.com/anchorage

Deluxe 248 room hotel on Lake Spenard. Unforgettable Alaskan ambiance. In-room refrigerators and Wi-Fi. Lakeview fine dining, bar, patio. Float-plane dock, fully-equipped health club, airport shuttle, 24-hour room service. 4800 Spenard Rd., Anchorage 99517. 800-544-0553. Email: rsv223@mill-usa.com. ;

Puffin Inn OF ANCHORAGE

85 Deluxe, Boutique, Moderate and Original Rooms 10 Minutes to Downtown Free Airport Shuttle Complimentary Breakfast Limited Freezer Space available Free Wi Fi Jacuzzi Suites Available 4400 Spenard Rd., Anchorage, AK 99517 1.800.4PUFFIN www.PuffinInn.net Circle 13 on Reader Service Card

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Newly redesigned lobby, studios and eating areas. Choose from studio, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens (microwave, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator), desk, pull-out sofa bed, wireless, and voicemail. Enjoy complimentary breakfast buffet and guest reception (M-TH), exercise room, pool and spa. Pets accepted. 877-729-0197. ;

Beautiful lakefront lodging with mountain views, in town. Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating and working, SpringHill Suites provides guests with a microwave, minifridge, desk and pull-out sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and airport shuttle, as well as pool, whirlpool, exercise room and wireless. 877-729-0197. ;

WESTMARK ANCHORAGE HOTEL westmarkhotels.com

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown with 198 rooms & suites. Each spacious room has a private balcony and free Wi-Fi. Close to Egan and Dena’ina Convention Centers and across the street from the Performing Arts Center. Room service, Solstice Bar & Grill, & fitness center. 720 W. Fifth Ave., Anchorage, AK. 800-544-0970 or 907-276-7676. ;

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

DIVE ALASKA INC. divealaska.net

Dive Alaska offers dive trips in beautiful Resurrection Bay! 907-770-1778. scott@divealaska.net.

DOWNTOWN BICYCLE RENTAL alaska-bike-rentals.com

Bike the Coastal Trail! 100+ bikes of all types. 333 W 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. 907-279-5293.

NOVA

nova-alaska.com

Alaska’s guides to Alaska’s rivers since 1975, offers scenic rafting to class V whitewater near Anchorage. Day trips on Six Mile Creek, Lion-Head & Matanuska; glacier hikes on Matanuska Glacier & our raft/hike combo. Also salmon fishing & rafting day trips near Copper Center; wilderness rafting & fishing trips statewide. PO Box 1129, Chickaloon, AK 99674. 800-746-5753. Backcountry Experiences

ALASKA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE TOURS youralaskavacation.com

Guided ATV and winter snowmobile wilderness tours. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, 1/2 day, all day (with meal), overnight (with meals & lodging). All experience levels welcome. Don’t want to drive? Ride along on our two seat ATVs and snowmobiles. Also salmon fishing & bear viewing tours. The adventure of a lifetime. 800-478-2506.


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Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

Dining • Nightlife Shopping

ALASKA ZOO alaskazoo.org

The Alaska Zoo is a private, nonprofit providing a home for orphaned, injured and endangered animals. Just 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage, we have the widest variety of Alaskan animals in the state. We’re open daily, year-round and are located at 4731 O’Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. Call us at 907-346-3242 or email: efloyd@alaskazoo.org. ; Day Cruises

26 GLACIER CRUISE/GLACIER QUEST CRUISE BY PHILLIPS CRUISES

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Two departures daily from Whittier, Alaska into Prince William Sound to view magnificent tidewater glaciers and amazing wildlife. US Forest Service Rangers provide narration while you pass by sea lion and bird rookeries on our exclusive catamarans. No seasickness guaranteed. Book & ticket online or call 800-544-0529. ;

KENAI FJORDS TOURS kenaifjords.com

Alaska’s #1 wildlife & glacier cruise! Cruise Kenai Fjords Nat’l Park. Spectacular tidewater glaciers, whales, puffins, sea lions and more! Experience our exclusive lodge on Fox Island for all-you-can-eat wild Alaska salmon & prime rib. Add Alaska king crab for a nominal fee. Always complimentary: meal, wildlife guide. Parking available. 888-478-3346.

flyrusts.com

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OOMINGMAK qiviut.com

An Alaskan co-operative that brings you exquisite qiviut items since 1969. All items are handknit in traditional patterns by Eskimos in remote villages. Qiviut brings softness and warmth from the Arctic musk ox to you. Open all year. Credit cards accepted. Brochure available. Contact: Dept. VP, 604 H St., Anchorage, AK 99501. 888-360-9665. Email oomingmak@qiviut.com. Flightseeing

GROUP 3 AVIATION ALASKA group3helicopters.com

Dog sledding, glacier landings or kayaking adventures. Experience breathtaking scenery; meet an Iditarod musher and his dog team for an exciting experience on a dogsled. Land on a glacier and step out onto Alaska’s blue glacial ice. See wildlife. Guided kayaking among glaciers. Hiking in the serene Alaskan backcountry. Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Anchorage. Shuttle service available. 907-243-0147.

For 50 years, flying you to the real Alaska. Bear viewing tours to Katmai, Redoubt Bay Lodge, Lake Clark National Park. Day salmon, trout and grayling fishing, flightseeing to Denali, Prince William Sound, Knik Glacier. Float plane tours from $100. Find us at Lake Hood. 4525 Enstrom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502. 907-243-1595. 800-544-2299.

TRAIL RIDGE AIR, INC.

anchorage area

RUST’S FLYING SERVICE

26glaciers.com

trailridgeair.com

Alaskan owned and operated air taxi service operating off Lake Hood, the largest floatplane base in the world. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time Alaskan, Trail Ridge Air can design a trip especially for you. Fishing, hunting, rafting and flightseeing adventures are all available, as well as charters. 907-248-0838. jim@trailridgeair.com. History • Culture Academic

ALASKA AVIATION MUSEUM alaskaairmuseum.org

View vintage aircraft, bush pilot exhibits and films. Flight simulator and unique gift store.

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MAJOR MARINE TOURS majormarine.com

Join us on a scenic glacier and wildlife cruise into two unique areas; Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National Park. View towering glaciers, breathtaking scenery, and wildlife such as puffins and whales. Cruises include a Park Ranger narration and Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet served onboard. Tours depart from Seward and Whittier. 800-764-7300.

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ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER

PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISES

alaskanative.net

portageglaciercruises.com

Cruise to within 300 yards from the face of Portage Glacier aboard our custom sightseeing vessel, the MV Ptarmigan. Located an hour from Anchorage, this glacier cruise is a must-do tour. Enjoy a narrated tour from a U.S. forest representative within a heated cabin or topside viewing deck. Departs 5 times a day, May-Sept. 800.544.2206. ;

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A premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska’s cultural groups. Visitors experience Alaska Native culture first-hand. Guests stroll through six authentic life-sized Native village sites and are introduced to the traditions of Indigenous people of Alaska. 8800 Heritage Center Dr., Anchorage, AK 99504. 800-315-6608.

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Winter

GLACIER CITY SNOWMOBILE TOURS

Guided snowmobile tours. 1/2 day, all day, multi day trips to remote wilderness lodges. We specialize in custom trips. All experience levels welcome. Check out our special Iditarod weekend package. Watch the Iditarod Sled Dog Race from our Denali View Lodge. Experience Alaska’s awesome winter! 907-745-2505, 800-478-2506. Email alaskavisit@alaska.com.

Navigate a snowmobile to a glacier and access icebergs and caves. A blue ice paradise! Girdwood, AK.

youralaskavacation.com

Various Activities

ALASKA EXPERIENCE THEATRE alaskaexperiencetheatre.com

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ANCHORAGE MUSEUM anchoragemuseum.org

Best way to experience Alaska’s art, history, science and culture. Tours of the Alaska history gallery, blockbuster traveling exhibits, children’s activities, Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center, planetarium, remarkable museum shop and award-winning café. Corner of 6th and C Street. Open year-round. 907-929-9200. museum@anchoragemuseum.org. Sightseeing & Tours

907 TOURS

907toursalaska.com

Popular quality day tours from Anchorage. View glaciers, wildlife & mountains along the renowned Turnagain Arm & Cook Inlet. Iditarod® kennel tours or glacier walk also available. Knowledgeable, long-time Alaskans add authentic life stories to your tour. Awesome beauty awaits. Small groups. Custom tours. Hotel pick-up. 907947-9425 or 9415. reservations@907toursalaska.com.

ALASKA AUDIO GUIDES alaskaaudioguides.com

Seward Highway narrated tour & map! CD or download. info@alaskaaudioguides.com or 877-488-6679.

Giant-format Alaska Wildlife/Northern Lights films and historic 1964 Alaska Earthquake Museum.

ANCHORAGE FUR RENDEZVOUS furrondy.net

Alaska’s premier winter festival & dog mushing information headquarters. Year round.

Girdwood

Copper Valley deluxe homestead cabins with breakfast. RV tent sites, great bathhouse. 907-822-5299.

What To Do Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

Copper Center Where To Stay COPPER RIVER PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE princesslodges.com

On a bluff overlooking the Copper and Klutina rivers with spectacular views of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range. The lodge features the area’s best dining at the restaurant and lounge. Tour desk, gift shop and espresso bar. The lodge borders the largest national park in the U.S., Wrangell-St. Elias, which has 14 peaks over 14,000 ft. Call 800-426-0500. ;

What To Do Fishing

COPPER RIVER SALMON CHARTERS

kenaifjords.com

copperriversalmoncharters.com

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ALASKA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER alaskawildlife.org

Facility takes in orphaned wild animals. Mile 79 Seward Hwy. (907) 783-2025. info@alaskawildlife.org. Dining • Nightlife Shopping

THE BAKE SHOP thebakeshop.com

Restaurant & bakery offers sourdough bread, pancakes; omelets and sweet rolls. Summer garden dining.

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Gakona

KENAI FJORDS TOURS

See Alaska’s beauty through expert local eyes! Our professional guides offer escorted day tours or multiday adventures, focused on sharing authentic Alaska experiences in a small group setting. Enjoy glaciers, wildlife and mountain vistas around the Anchorage area or let us customize an itinerary just for you. 1-907-278-3572. reservations@salmonberrytours.com.

Chistochina

At Mt. Alyeska, just 30 minutes south of Anchorage and 15 minutes to Portage or Whittier Tunnel. Offering rooms, condos, romantic cabins & luxury mountain homes with hot tubs. $120 and up/2 nights $200 and up. Freezers available. PO Box 1196-VP, Girdwood, AK 99587. 907-783-2000, FAX 907-783-2425, 888783-2001. info@alyeskaaccommodations.com.

alyeskaaccommodations.com

Enjoy fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads. Ask about hot buffet dinner. Visit our Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe. See world’s largest Chocolate Fall. Watch us make chocolate, then taste samples. View Alaskan movies. Visit reindeer. Alaskan beer and wine sold. Park open Memorial Day through Labor Day. 5225 Juneau St. Call for shuttle. 907-562-8858. ;

Salmonberrytours.com

Copper River Valley & Wrangell St. Elias National Park Where To Stay RED EAGLE LODGE

alaskawildberryproducts.com

SALMON BERRY TOURS

snowtours.net

Where To Stay ALYESKA ACCOMMODATIONS

ALASKA WILD BERRY PARK

Alaska’s #1 wildlife and glacier cruise. Day trips to Kenai Fjords Nat’l Park. 888-478-3346.

Winter

ALASKA SNOW SAFARIS

Experienced King and red salmon guides for over 25 years in the beautiful Copper Valley of east Alaska on the Gulkana and Klutina rivers. See our website for reservation information. Major credit cards accepted. Box 222, Gakona, AK 99586. Phone 907-822-3664, FAX 907-822-3696, Toll Free 888-462-3221. Email: gakona@gakonaak.net.


Where to Stay CARIBOU HOTEL & RESTAURANT

lake louise Where to Stay LAKE LOUISE LODGE

caribouhotel.com

lakelouiselodge.com

The hotel is known for cleanliness, friendliness & service and offers a restaurant with the most complete menu in the area. Comfortable Sealy® beds, warm colors, local wood & furniture make your visit a pleasurable stay. We arrange statewide activities - rafting, fishing, glacier cruises, etc. View our facility online. 907-822-3302. 24 hours. ;

If you haven’t visited Lake Louise Lodge, you haven’t seen Alaska! 907-822-3311. 877-878-3311.

KENNICOTT GLACIER LODGE kennicottlodge.com

Enjoy the awesome beauty of America’s largest national park from the comfort of our first-class wilderness lodge. Enjoy glacier walks, flightseeing, rafting, alpine hiking, historic tours, and world-class scenery. Lodge features superb dining, spotless rooms, personal service, and a panoramic view. May-Sept. Call 800-582-5128 or email info@KennicottLodge.com. ;

What to Do Adventure • Ecotourism

ALASKA’S BOREAL CANOPY ADVENTURES AlaskaBorealCanopy.com

AlaskaBorealCanopy.com

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THE POINT LODGE thepointlodge.com

One of Alaska’s best kept secrets. Known for its friendly hospitality, comfortable rooms, great food, and panoramic views. Perfect for independent travelers, small tour groups, meetings, and retreats. 13 rooms and 4 cabins available. Call for winter reservations. Travel by paved roads or air. Mile 17.2 Lake Louise Road. (907) 822-5566 or (800) 808-2018.

Mccarthy

MCCARTHY RIVER TOURS & OUTFITTERS raftthewrangells.com

Experience the best unknown rivers in Alaska. 907-554-1077. Email: info@raftthewrangells.com.

the kenai

See the best of Wrangell-St. Elias Nat’l Park. Scheduled flights and day tours to Kennicott including guided glacier hikes or Kennicott History Tours. World class glacier flightseeing with individual headsets. Fly-in wilderness backpacking, basecamping, rafting and day hikes. Brochure. (907) 554-4411. 800-478-1160. info@wrangellmountainair.com.

anchor Point

WrangellMountainair.com

Where to Stay Cabins • Vacation rentals

KENNICOTT RIVER LODGE & HOSTEL

ST. ELIAS ALPINE GUIDES

Wilderness at our front door in clean comfortable cabins with glacier views. 907-554-2329.

kennicottriverlodge.com

Glacier hiking, rafting and multi-day adventures in Alaska’s largest Nat’l Park: Wrangell-St. Elias.

Where to Stay ANCHOR RIVER INN

anchorriverinn.com

At the most westerly highway point in North America. Motel, restaurant, lounge, stores, fitness and laundry. Close to fishing, camping, volcano viewing. Open year-round for 50 years. View the Anchor River web cam at anchorriverinn.com. PO Box 154, Anchor Point, AK 99556. (907) 235-8531, Toll Free (800) 435-8531. Email: marketing@anchorriverinn.com.

cooper landing Where to Stay Camping • RV Parks

Various activities

KENAI RIVERSIDE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK

KENNICOTT WILDERNESS GUIDES kennicottguides.com

We are dedicated, knowledgeable guides, enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We offer glacier hikes, ice climbing instruction, backpacking, mountaineering, history tours and more. Trips with KWG are often referred to as “the best thing I did on my vacation!” Trips start at $70. Contact: 907-554-1070 or mail@kennicottguides.com.

Sightseeing & tours

how to Get around WRANGELL MOUNTAIN AIR

Experience North America’s most remote treetop adventure! 907-441-2643. info@alaskaborealcanopy.com. steliasguides.com

North America’s most remote treetop adventure. Experience the boreal forest from the canopy crown on the Nizina River bluffs! Our 2,200 ft aerial adventure has 6 ziplines and 2 skybridges. Dramatic treetop views of Sourdough Peak, the Nizina River and Wrangell-St. Elias Park. Your guided adventure includes a boreal forest interpretive and an off-grid solar power (PV) tour at Boreal Alaska EcoLodge. From McCarthy/Kennicott. (907) 441-2643. info@alaskaborealcanopy.com.

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There’s a reason National Geographic called McCarthy Lodge and Ma Johnson’s Hotel “authentic, sustainable and memorable.” Food & Wine magazine named McCarthy Lodge one of the summer’s “top new travel destinations”. After exploring the largest national park, join us for a real Alaskan experience. Charming hotel, exceptional cuisine & extensive wine list. Experience the unexpected. 907-554-4402. www.McCarthyLodge.com. ;

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Wilderness Lodges • resorts

1-800-582-5128 www.KennicottLodge.com

mccarthylodge.com

Adventure • Ecotourism

Where to Stay

Join us on Main Street Kennicott to step back in time and into adventure.

MCCARTHY LODGE & MA JOHNSON’S HOTEL

What to Do

Kennicott

Visit America's Largest National Park

Wilderness Lodges • resorts

Southcentral

Glennallen

kenairv.com/vpn

Anchorage Area

On the banks of the Kenai River in Cooper Landing with 30 open, level RV sites; 18 partial hook-ups, 2 pullthrough and 10 dry sites. Riverside tent camping; B&B rooms; showers; fish cleaning area; dump station. Look for our sign, MP 49.7. Discounts on guided fishing & rafting trips with overnight stays. 888.KENAIRV, 888-536-2478.

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Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

Fishing

ALASKA HEAVENLY LODGE

KENAI RIVER TRIPS W/ALASKA WILDLAND ADVENTURES

Escape the crowds, relax on our 18 acres of private property overlooking the Kenai River headwaters and the Chugach Mountain Range. We offer first class accommodations for groups of 2-25 people. Enjoy the hot tub, sauna, billiards, or just put your feet up by our stone fireplace! Great for reunions, weddings, fishing trips. Outside excursions available. 866-595-2012.

Since 1977, Kenai Riverside Lodge has been home to premium single and multi-day guided fishing trips for the Kenai’s world-famous king, silver and sockeye salmon; rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Daily departures; friendly, professional guides; up to 8 hours fishing each day; hearty lunch; gear, waders, tackle, parking & boat launch provided. 800-478-4100.

alaskaheavenly.com

KENAI BACKCOUNTRY LODGE alaskawildland.com/atkbl

Raft the Kenai River to Skilak Lake and into Kenai Backcountry Lodge; the perfect blend of backcountry adventure and peaceful relaxation. Choose from daily activities, including hiking, boat tours, and nature exploration. Enjoy freshly prepared meals and relax in the wood-fired sauna and cozy, private lodging at night. 3-day packages available. 800-334-8730.

KENAI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE princesslodges.com

Cozy wilderness lodge overlooking the Kenai River. Each bungalow-style room features a wood-burning stove, vaulted ceilings and a private porch. Main building includes an expansive river-view deck, restaurant, lounge, tour desk, hot tub, and espresso bar. Call 800-426-0500. ;

KENAI RIVERSIDE LODGE alaskawildland.com/atkrl

Located on the banks of the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Kenai Riverside Lodge is your home base for exploring the Kenai Peninsula! Hike, raft, fish, or stroll the nature trail by day. In the evening, enjoy the wood-fired sauna or relax in a rocking chair on the scenic deck overlooking the breathtaking Kenai River. 3 to 5 day packages available. 800-478-4100.

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

ALASKA RIVERS COMPANY alaskariverscompany.com

Raft & fish with the locals! Enjoy our 3 hr scenic float or a full day Kenai Canyon excursion with professional Alaskan guides through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Suitable for all ages, gear provided. Cabin rentals also. Located at Mile 50 on Sterling Hwy in Cooper Landing, 45 min from Soldotna & Seward, 90 min from Anchorage. Call 1-888-595-1226.

KENAI RIVER TRIPS W/ALASKA WILDLAND ADVENTURES alaskarivertrips.com/atkrl

Since 1977. Explore the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at the river’s pace - by raft! The 7-hour, full-day raft trip combines a scenic float, the mild whitewater of Kenai Canyon, a glacier-carved lake tour & shoreside picnic lunch. Or, enjoy a 2-hour scenic float: watch for moose, eagles & salmon with your expert guide! Gear provided, 4 departures daily. 800-478-4100.

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Homer Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

HOMER B&B ASSOCIATION homerbedbreakfast.com

Staying with a member of the Homer Bed and Breakfast Association means much more than just a bed for the night. Choose from a variety of accommodations to fit your style. All properties are inspected and approved. Enjoy the warm Homer hospitality with days of adventures. Rates from $80 to $395, advance booking recommended. Visit us online or call 877-296-1114. Cabins • Vacation Rentals

KIANA LODGING

LAND’S END RESORT Lands-End-Resort.com

Alaska’s most popular beachfront resort & a favorite destination among Alaskans for half a century! On the water at the tip of Homer Spit. Spectacular views. Walking distance to boat harbor. Custom luxury vacation homes available for rent, 1-3 bdrm. Raven’s Nest Spa & oceanfront hot tub. Full service Chart Room Restaurant & Lounge. Tour desk to arrange recreational activities. 907-235-0400, 1-800-478-0400. ; The

OCEAN SHORES B e a c h f ro n t L o d g i n g Spectacular View • Beach Access

HomerKiana.com

Two beautiful and spacious vacation rental homes plus a B&B cabin. Panoramic all Alaskan views. Camping • RV Parks

HERITAGE RV PARK

alaskaheritagervpark.com

Beachfront sites on the Homer Spit. 50 amp, Wi-Fi, laundry/showers. Book online or call 907-226-4500. Hotels • Motels

ALASKA’S PIONEER INN PioneerInnHomerAK.com

Homer’s best value. Charming downtown inn offers spotless rooms with private baths and view of Kachemak Bay. Kitchens available. Family owned means 20 years of friendly service from Rich and Amy! Walk to restaurants, museum and beach. Summer rates start at $99. Credit cards accepted. Contact: PO Box 1430, Homer, AK 99603-1430. 800-782-9655.

BEST WESTERN BIDARKA INN bidarkainn.com

Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown shopping, galleries, Homer Chamber, Pratt Museum, Alaska Islands & Oceans Center and Kachemak Bay. Restaurant/lounge on site. Free shuttle to airport & ferry. Free hi-speed internet access. Fish cleaning facilities/shipping available. Reservations: 866-685-5000. info@bidarkainn.com. ;

HERITAGE HOTEL

alaskaheritagehotel.com

Homer’s finest log hotel, a favorite since 1948! Located in the historic town center next to shops, galleries, & restaurants. Baths in all 37 rooms; reasonable rates. Cable TV, phones, free WI-FI, guest laundry, kitchen area, pet friendly and full service tour desk. Enjoy true Alaskan hospitality. 147 E. Pioneer Ave. 800-380-7787.

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OCEAN SHORES

OceanShoresAlaska.com

Recommended by The New York Times, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet and Alaska for Dummies. Modern beachfront rooms with one of the best views in Alaska that includes mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and tidal pools. Quiet residential area with a beautiful private beach. Within walking distance to Homer’s downtown restaurants, shops and art galleries. 800-770-7775. ;

What To Do ACROSS ALASKA ADVENTURES, INLET CHARTERS halibutcharters.com

Alaskan owned for 20 years. Halibut and or salmon fishing, bear viewing, kayaking & lodging. All your favorite Alaskan activities are available with one call. Our experienced staff is ready to be your agent for adventure at the greatest place on earth. 4287 #7 Homer Spit Rd., Homer. 235-6126, 800-770-6126. Inlet@halibutcharters.com. ;

CAPTAIN B’S ALASKAN C’S ADVENTURES FishingHomerAlaska.com

Personalized adventure on superior charter committed to excellence. 907-235-4114.


homerhalibutderby.com

Homer, the halibut fishing capital of the world! The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby offers literally thousands of ways for you to win big $. Home of the “GCI $50,000 tagged fish” and the “Stanley Ford F-150 tagged fish”, the largest prizes ever offered in an Alaska derby. You don’t have to be good, just lucky! At the “end of the road”, the adventure begins! 907-235-7740. ;

HOMER OCEAN CHARTERS/ OTTER COVE RESORT homerocean.com

Where to Stay GALLERY LODGE

gallerylodge.com

On Kasilof River. Privacy and comfort. Open year round. Access to great fishing. Retreats, weddings, meetings, workshops, getaways. Self-serve breakfast, kitchen, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi. Guided fishing/charters offered. Military/senior discount. Pets on approval. Major CC accepted. 907-229-2999. Email: info@gallerylodge.com. ;

Wilderness Lodges • resorts

KENAI WILDLIFE TENT CAMP greatalaska.com

Kenai Wildlife Tent Camp provides a comfortable and affordable base camp from which to explore the incomparable Kenai Peninsula and Denali. Whitewater, hiking, glacier cruising, whale watching, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, bear viewing and Denali. Five to ten day all camping or camping and lodge options. 800-544-2261.

Kenai

Kenai Fjords national Park

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Cabins • Vacation rentals

A CABIN BY THE POND

the kenAi

Homer AK’s premier halibut, salmon & lingcod fishinghalf, full & multiple day trips. Our kayaking in Otter Cove featured on Sarah Palin’s Alaska, guided/rentals. Remote cabins. Water taxi service. Hiking. Custom cruising on our 60ft yacht! Gull Island cruises. Vacation packages. PO Box 2543, Homer, AK 99603. 907-235-6212. hoc@xyz.net.

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Southcentral

HOMER JACKPOT HALIBUT DERBY

acabinbythepond.com

Located one mile from Soldotna and directly across the road from the famous Kenai River. We have five cabins for rent within walking distance to a no-fee public access to the Kenai River. We have five beautiful modern cabins and an authentic Alaska log lodge for rent. We also have Wi-Fi, ample parking, freezers to store your catch, a community fire pit, and picnic areas. ;

HARBORSIDE COTTAGES harborsidecottages.com

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Private cottages on the Kenai River. Recommended by AAA, Frommers, Best Places AK, Lonely Planet. Camping • RV Parks

BELUGA LOOKOUT LODGE & RV PARK belugalookout.com

Spectacular views of Kenai River, Cook Inlet. Watch for beluga whales. Fishing, bear-viewing trips.

DIAMOND M RANCH RESORT DiamondMranch.com

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hope What to Do HOPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hopealaska.info

Hope - Historic mountain hideaway by the sea. A quiet, end-of-the-road Hope awaits you. Alaska’s best preserved gold rush town offers exquisite hiking, biking, rafting and just plain relaxing. Comfortable lodgings, cafes, art gallery and museum make a great base for discovering the Kenai. Go brave the crowds, then come back to the quiet Alaska.

Owned by a longtime Alaska family on 80 acres! Two-story lodge w/suites, private baths, full kitchens and fantastic views. Cabins from rustic to modern, B&B and full hook-up RV park. Laundry, fish-cleaning station, freezer space, tours, pot luck socials and more. 48500 Diamond M Ranch Road, Kenai, AK 99611. 866-283-9424. stay@diamondmranch.com. ; Hotels • Motels

ASPEN SUITES HOTEL aspenhotelsak.com

Kenai Aspen Suites Hotel is the newest hotel on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. All kitchenette suites property featuring complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel, business E-center, fitness center, guest laundry. Located close to airport, shopping and local activities. 10431 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611. Toll Free 1-866-GUEST4U. ;

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What to Do ALASKA FJORD CHARTERS alaskafjordcharters.com

“Private” 3-day trips into Kenai Fjords National Park: see calving glaciers, whales, bears, sea-lions; fish salmon, run rivers, beach-comb, kayak among seals on ice floes, and more. Meals and lodging on-board. Alaska’s most complete 3-day adventure. Home port: Seward.

ninilchik Where to Stay AFISHUNT CHARTERS/ALASKAN ANGLER RV RESORT & CABINS

afishunt.com

Spanning the Kenai Peninsula with 6 boats, your one-stop site for chartering and lodging. Giant halibut in Cook Inlet, King Salmon in the Kasilof or Kenai Rivers, acrobatic silvers in Seward. New furnished cabins, modern RV resort, fish processing, special package pricing. Check website for specials! 877-AFISHUNT. info@afishunt.com. ;

ALASKA FACT plan your vacation with the free travelAlaska iphone app. Search travelAlaska in the itunes store to start your journey!

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Seward How To Get Around ALASKA DENALI TOURS AlaskaDenaliTours.com

We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL alaskatravel.com

The Alaska travel experts specializing in custom Alaska vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Featuring lodging, transportation and activities in Denali NP, Kenai Fjords NP, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Wrangell St. Elias NP and Fairbanks. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. 800-208-0200.

Where To Stay

BREEZE INN

KENAI FJORDS WILDERNESS LODGE

Convenience and value at the heart of the small boat harbor. Across from boat charters and Kenai Fjords National Park cruise tour departures. Restaurant, lounge, gift shops & espresso bar. Conference & banquet rooms available. Non-smoking and Jacuzzi® rooms available. Guest laundry and free wireless service. 907-224-5238. Toll Free 888-224-5237. breeze@ptialaska.net. ;

The Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is a perfect escape located on Fox Island, just 45 minutes by boat from Seward. Enjoy secluded lodging, ocean views & a private cabin as you relax at our newly constructed lodge. Hiking, guided sea kayaking, beachcombing. Package includes the Resurrection Bay cruise & meals on Fox Island. 888-478-3346.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESSSEWARD HARBOR

ORCA ISLAND CABINS

breezeinn.com

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1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664. 907-224-2550. FAX 907-224-2509. Priority Club Rewards Participant.

HOTEL SEWARD Hotelseward.com

Experience Seward or the Prince William Sound with an Alaskan family owned & operated hotel! Enjoy the fine dining restaurant! Book adventures, sightseeing, fishing or hunting! We offer a boutique hotel and A Cabin on the Cliff in downtown Seward. Fish with Wes the Fish Slayer! Looking for a remote piece of paradise? Book Eshamy Bay Lodge & Water Taxi 35 miles by boat from Whittier! Personalize it all-year round. 224-8001. ;

Bed And Breakfast

BEAR PAW LODGE

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View of Mt. Marathon, near SeaLife Center, off street parking, long time Alaskans. 907-224-5688.

Adventure • Ecotourism

KAYAK ADVENTURES KayakAK.com

Guided kayak trips. Local. Green. Friendly. Fun. 328 3rd Ave. Seward. 907-224-3960. Fun@kayakAK.com.

WEATHER PERMITTING WATER TAXI

Cabins • Vacation Rentals

Hotels • Motels

What To Do

Explore Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords Natl. Park by kayak. Experience glaciers, protected coves and rugged coasts. Observe sea otters & humpback whales. No experience necessary. Day trips and kayak/ camping adventures from Seward, Fox Island and Kenai Fjords Park. From 3 hour introductory paddles to multi-day expeditions. Call 800-770-9119.

NORTHERN NIGHTS BED & BREAKFAST

Waterfront cabins, view rooms & small retreat center, perfect for couples retreats, small groups or families traveling together. Extremely special place. All units have kitchenettes. See grid listing. Open year round. Advance res. highly recommended. 13730 Beach Dr., Lowell Point, PO Box 1741, Seward, AK 99664. 907-224-7378. 866-904-7378. guest.services@angelsrest.com. ;

Upscale cabins/yurts on a private island in scenic Humpy Cove, 9 miles SE of Seward, AK. Eco-friendly cabins with kitchens, living/dining areas, private bathrooms, solar power, and private decks with ocean views. Rates include roundtrip water taxi to island and use of kayaks, rowing skiff and fishing gear. 907-4911988 or 888-494-5846. yurts@orcaislandcabins.com.

sunnycove.com

Local. Clean. Comfortable. Spacious. Beautiful log home. Call to book. 907-224-3960. fun@kayakAK.com.

angelsrest.com

Orcaislandcabins.com

SUNNY COVE SEA KAYAKING

SewardBearPawLodge.com

ANGELS REST ON RESURRECTION BAY

kenaifjordslodge.com

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THE VAN GILDER HOTEL VanGilderHotel.com

A favorite destination for Alaskans & visitors, offering the best rate in Seward. This hotel is full of history, a national registered landmark located in historic downtown Seward. View rooms & suites. Brass beds & period antiques create Victorian style. Walking distance to waterfront, restaurants, shopping, & SeaLife Center. 308 Adams St., 800-478-0400.

Providing water taxi, kayak shuttle, freight hauling & recovery services from Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park & Aialik Bay. Enjoy a comfortable and safe ride for you and your kayak on our fast 40’ catamaran landing craft, the Weather or Knot. Single day or overnight drop-off and pick up options! 877-907-3677. info@watertaxiak.com. Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

KENAI FJORDS GLACIER LODGE kenaiglacier.com/vpn

Alaska’s only lodge located within Kenai Fjords National Park. Guest cabins are situated in full view of Pedersen Glacier. Begin your journey in Seward with a marine wildlife and glacier cruise. Choose from daily activities including sea kayaking, lagoon canoeing, shore exploration and interpretive programs. Packages from 2- to 4-days. 800-334-8730. Circle 5 on Reader Service Card Circle 112 on Reader Service Card

ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER alaskasealife.org

Visit Alaska’s public aquarium. View marine wildlife: specialty tours & animal encounters available.

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IDIDARIDE SLED DOG TOURS

The jagged cliffs of Kenai Fjords National Park are home to puffins, red faced cormorants & more. Photographers and birders love our custom tours exploring this pristine environment. Our 43’ vessels provide adventure seekers unique opportunities to experience the beauty in this region and get up close to view wildlife in its natural habitat. 888-478-3346.

Voted “Best Sled Dog Ride and Tour in Alaska.” Visit Iditarod® champion Mitch Seavey’s racing kennel. Experience an exciting 2-mile dog sled ride, tour the racing kennel, meet the dogs, cuddle adorable husky puppies, and listen to stories from the trail. Open year-round in Seward and Sterling. Please call 907-224-8607. Email info@IdidaRide.com. ;

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Day Cruises

Southcentral

KENAI FJORDS TOURS

IdidaRide.com

Soldotna Where To Stay ALASKA FISHING CHARTERSSOLDOTNA B&B LODGE soldotnalodge.com

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Rated #1 on TripAdvisor. Recommended by Alaska Best Places, Alaska Travel Smart. Unique 16-guestroom adventure lodge. 300ft on Kenai River. Fine lodging. Professional, quality guides. All-inclusive packages. On-site fish processing. Owners speak German, Japanese. Meeting rooms for off-site meetings. Open all year. 907262-4779, 877-262-4779. monika@soldotnalodge.com. Camping • RV Parks

KLONDIKE RV PARK klondikervpark.com

We offer 27 sites w/full hookup. Accommodates rigs to 50 ft. Choose between the wooded area for privacy or the grassy area to relax on. One block off the famous Kenai River. We are less than 5 min. from downtown Soldotna. Public bank fishing is just a short walk away or we can hook you up with a Kenai River guide. We have cottages for rent. 907-262-6035 or 800-980-6035. Hotels • Motels

MAJOR MARINE TOURS majormarine.com

Visit the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park with a park ranger. Our full-day trips run on high speed catamarans that take you smoothly to the tidewater glaciers and wildlife of the area. Half-day trips focus on viewing wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Alaska salmon and prime rib meal served fresh onboard so you have more time to spend on the water. 800-764-7300.

KENAI RIVER RAVEN LODGE KenaiRiverRaven.com

AAA 3 diamond rated exclusive Alaskan log lodge is “The Best Escape on the Kenai” for your fishing vacation, corporate retreat, or romantic getaway! Guest rooms feature fine linens & private bath. Located on the river w/private walkway & bank fishing; we offer guided fishing and tours. Alaskan hospitality at its best! 907-262-5818, 1-888-262-5818.

What To Do Fishing

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURES greatalaska.com

Legendary riverside lodge & remote camps. World class sportfishing featuring world’s largest wild salmon, halibut & trout. Two decades providing lodge & lodge/wilderness trips. Add a flight to our bear camp or a private glacier cruise to create a perfect Alaska adventure. Corporate groups & families. 800-544-2261. Sightseeing & Tours

ASPEN HOTEL SOLDOTNA

THE KENAI, ALASKA’S PLAYGROUND

Your perfect catch on the banks of the Kenai River. Guestrooms renovated with new furniture in 2012. Lobby, breakfast room renovated & enlarged in 2011. Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, flat screen TV/DVD in rooms. Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, fish freezer in season, guest laundry, business E*center, Wi-Fi. 326 Binkley Circle, Soldotna, AK 99669. 1-866-GUEST4U. ;

The Kenai Peninsula, over 16,000 sq. miles of adventure, just south of Anchorage.

aspenhotelsak.com

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Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

Sightseeing & Tours

the kenai • mat-su valley

Bed And Breakfast

kenaipeninsula.org

SOLDOTNA VISITOR CENTER visitsoldotna.com

Experience Alaska from Soldotna, Alaska’s Kenai River city. World record King salmon on display. Information, brochures, visitor guides and maps available. For a free Soldotna Recreation Guide, contact us at 44790 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna, AK 99669. (907) 262-9814. E-mail: info@soldotnachamber.com. ;

Mat-Su Valley Denali State Park Where To Stay MT. MCKINLEY PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE princesslodges.com

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Comfort in the heart of the wilderness with one of the most breathtaking views of Mount McKinley. Featuring an inviting great room with towering wall of windows, three dining venues, espresso bar, tour desk, open air hot tubs and shuttle to Talkeetna. Rail tour packages also available. Open mid-May-mid-Sept. Call 800-426-0500. ;

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What To Do ALASKA NATURE GUIDES alaskanatureguides.com

Guided hiking, nature walks, birding, photo, backpacking & custom private trips in Denali State Park & Talkeetna. See wildlife, pristine wilderness and spectacular Mt. McKinley views with a great naturalist guide. Free local pickup for all trips. We are a gold level Adventure Green Alaska certified eco-tourism company committed to protecting the places we go. 907-733-1237.

Matanuska Glacier Where To Stay SHEEP MOUNTAIN LODGE sheepmountain.com

Beautiful log lodge in the mountains. Comfortable guest cabins with private bath and spectacular views. Hot tub and sauna. Full service restaurant with delicious homemade meals and desserts. Hiking trails, guided hiking, wildlife viewing, flightseeing, rafting and birding. Located between Palmer and Glennallen. (907) 745-5121. Toll Free 877-645-5121.

What To Do MICA GUIDES GLACIER ADVENTURES micaguides.com

Cabins • Vacation Rentals

TALKEETNA CABINS TalkeetnaCabins.org

Come and enjoy the hospitality. Beautiful log cabins in downtown Talkeetna. 888-733-9933.

TALKEETNA MAJESTIC & LOFT talkeetnamajestic.com

Two Majestic choices for exceptional lodging en route to Denali Park or a Talkeetna adventure. The Majestic sleeps 7 (3 BR, 2 BA) with kitchen, granite counters, microwave & dishwasher. Relaxing massage chair, front porch & fireplace. The Majestic Loft sleeps 2-3 with full bath & kitchen. Both just a five minute walk from everything to see & do in Talkeetna. 907-733-5900.

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TRALEIKA DENALI VIEW CABINS traleika.com

Custom cedar guest cabins with spectacular views of Mt. McKinley. Private baths, kitchens & decks. Camping • RV Parks

TALKEETNA CAMPER PARK talkeetnacamper.com

1/2 mile from downtown Talkeetna. Full & partial hookups, showers, laundry & gift store. 907-733-2693. Hotels • Motels

Trek on a blue-ice glacier or learn to ice climb. Just 2 hours from Anchorage. No experience needed.

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Palmer

Wasilla

Where To Stay

Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

Cabins • Vacation Rentals

HATCHER PASS BED & BREAKFAST

PIONEER RIDGE BED AND BREAKFAST INN

Your own log cabin/chalet with all modern conveniences & breakfast. Central location. 907-745-6788.

Cozy Alaskan charm, stunning mountain views, home-cooked breakfast. Call 800-478-7472.

pioneerridge.com

hatcherpassbb.com

ROSE RIDGE VACATION CHALETS alaskavacationchalet.com

Stay in one of our vacation homes with a view! Spacious, modern & clean. Near Palmer. 877-827-7673. Hotels • Motels

COLONY INN

In the heart of Palmer’s historic district. 325 E Elmwood, Palmer, AK 99645. 907-745-3330.

PIONEER MOTEL & APARTMENTS thepioneermotel.com

Come & enjoy raspberries in July & August. Front door parking. Close to food & gas. (907) 745-3425.

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Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

CARIBOU LODGE

Cariboulodgealaska.com

Superb location off the beaten path, no crowds, small and personal, just SE of Denali Park. A unique lifestyle experience with a family who has 20 years in the Alaskan wilderness. Awesome Denali views, wildlife, photography, guided day hikes, lodge, backpacking treks, winter activities. Experience a real Alaskan wilderness lodge with real Alaskans! PH 907-733-2163.

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

Talkeetna

DENALI ZIPLINE TOURS

Where To Stay

9 ziplines amidst the forest, view McKinley via suspension bridges and platforms. (907) 733-3988.

Bed And Breakfast

DENALI OVERLOOK INN denalioverlookinn.com

Awesome views of the Alaska Range, full breakfast, perfect place for a wedding or romantic getaway.

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Fishing

PHANTOM SALMON CHARTERS phantomsalmoncharters.com

Do more than just go fishing, make lifetime memories. (907) 733-2322. phantomsalmoncharters@mtaonline.net.

Hotels • Motels

AGATE INN

agateinn.com

Country-style inn with spacious rooms and reindeer on site. 800-770-2290. alaska@agateinn.com.

GRAND VIEW INN & SUITES grandviewak.com

Newest hotel in Wasilla. Relax next to our 2 story rock fireplace, great views, fantastic location. Hotel rooms & extended stay suites. Pets welcome, free high speed Internet, laundry facility. Bar and restaurant on site. Located at 2900 E. Parks Hwy., Wasilla, AK 99654. 907-352-1700 or 866-710-7666. ;

What To Do DOROTHY G. PAGE MUSEUM cityofwasilla.com/museum

Come discover historic Wasilla! Interactive dog mushing and gold mining exhibits. 907-373-9071.


Valdez Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

BROOKSIDE INN BED & BREAKFAST brooksideinnbb.com

Camping • RV Parks

BEAR CREEK CABINS & RV PARK Bearcreekcabinsrvpark.com

Full service park, cabins, showers, dump station. 907-835-2723. bigbear@bearcreekcabinsrvpark.com.

EAGLE’S REST RV PARK & CABINS eaglesrestrv.com

Full service park with tent area, modern cabins, showers, laundry, & ticket office for all tours & fishing charters. Located in downtown Valdez close to shops, grocery & hiking trails. Fish cleaning table & walk in freezer available. Convenience store with gas, diesel, propane, dump station, touchless car wash & big bay wand wash. 1-800-553-7275. ;

On the edge of adventure! Our suites are the newest rooms in Valdez boasting luxury linens, built in washer/ dryer, free wireless, sensible pricing! Standard rooms and spacious Alaskan cottages also offered. Rooms include queen beds, modern amenities. Locals favorite restaurant opens at 5:00 am. Known for Alaskan charm, hearty breakfasts, lunch & unforgettable seafood dinners. 888-808-4431. info@toteminn.com.

What To Do Adventure • Ecotourism

PANGAEA ADVENTURES Alaskasummer.com

Guided sea kayaking and glacier hiking adventures. Guided trips in Prince William Sound and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Multi-sport trips from 1 day to two weeks. No experience necessary. Kayak rentals available for experienced paddlers. Ice climbing, glacier kayaking, backpacking, wildlife tours, water taxi. PO Box 775, Valdez, AK 99686. 907-835-8442. 800-660-9637. Day Cruises

LU-LU BELLE GLACIER WILDLIFE CRUISES lulubelletours.com

This up close & personal tour is event oriented not schedule oriented. Every cruise since 1979 is run and narrated by the owner of the company, Captain Fred Rodolf and crew. Join them for an extra special day and find out why they refer to Switzerland as the Valdez of Europe. See why their guests refer to Lu-Lu Belle as the limousine of Prince William Sound. 800-411-0090.

Hotels • Motels

History • Culture Academic

VALDEZ MUSEUM & HISTORICAL ARCHIVE valdezmuseum.org

Ornate steam-powered antique fire engine, 19th-century saloon bar and ceremonial first barrel of oil to flow from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Historical photo displays Valdez being destroyed by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and determined miners crossing Valdez Glacier in 1898 on their way to the Klondike Goldfields. (907) 835-2764. Sightseeing & Tours

VALDEZ CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU valdezalaska.org

Four seasons of splendor make Valdez Alaska’s year-round playground. Amid the majestic Chugach Mountains adventures abound; including fishing, kayaking, skiing, glacier/wildlife viewing, rafting, hiking, snowmobiling & more. Free vacation guide! Even Mother Nature has favorites-See Why-Visit Valdez! VCVB PO Box 1603AV, Valdez, AK 99686. (907) 835-INFO.

Whittier What To Do 26 GLACIER CRUISE/GLACIER QUEST CRUISE BY PHILLIPS CRUISES 26glaciers.com

Two departures daily from Whittier, Alaska into Prince William Sound to view magnificent tidewater glaciers and amazing wildlife. US Forest Service Rangers provide narration while you pass by sea lion and bird rookeries on our exclusive catamarans. No seasickness guaranteed. Book & ticket online or call 800-544-0529. ;

BEST WESTERN VALDEZ HARBOR INN

LAZY OTTER CHARTERS INC.

Harbor on 3 sides, on premise restaurant/lounge, barber shop, exercise room & guest laundry. All rooms feature microwave, fridge, pillowtop beds, Wi-Fi and DVD players. Within walking distance to gift shops, museums, convention center, library and visitors center. 907-835-3434. Reservations: 1-888222-3440. Email info@valdezharborinn.com. ;

Best of Prince William Sound from Whittier. Custom sightseeing, kayaking, water taxi. 800-587-6887.

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DOWNTOWN B&B INN valdezdowntowninn.com

Clean, comfortable rooms, private/shared bath, cable TV. Laundry facilities available. Excellent location–close to ferry, charters, shops and restaurants. Complimentary breakfast served. May 15 - Sept. 15. Free Wi-Fi. Credit cards accepted. Contact: PO Box 184, Valdez, AK 99686. 907-835-2791. 800-478-2791. 1n2rs@gci.net. ;

KEYSTONE HOTEL keystonehotel.com

Downtown, in easy walking distance to ferry terminal and shops. Modern rooms at reasonable rates with private baths, cable TV, phones, nonsmoking/smoking, coin-op laundry. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free Internet. Contact: PO Box 2148, Valdez, AK 99686. 888-835-0665. Email: keystonehotel@gci.net. ;

prince william sound

Experience the best of Valdez. This beautiful Inn offers its guests elegant private rooms & baths. Homemade breakfast is served each morning in our delightful sunroom. Located just outside of Valdez, Brookside has instant access to year-round recreational trails & activities. Experience a part of Valdez history. 907-835-9130 or 866-316-9130.

toteminn.com

Southcentral

Prince William Sound

TOTEM INN HOTEL

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STAN STEPHENS GLACIER & WILDLIFE CRUISES stanstephenscruises.com

Let Alaskans show you Alaska! Explore the calm waters of Prince William Sound from Valdez. On board we take the time to share with you Columbia or Meares Glacier, exciting wildlife & historical information. Box 1297, Valdez, AK 99686. 907-835-4731, FAX 907-835-3765, Toll Free 866-867-1297. Email: info@stephenscruises.com. ;

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MAJOR MARINE TOURS majormarine.com

Cruise the calm, protected waters of Prince William Sound with a Chugach Forest Ranger. By high speed catamaran visit Surprise Glacier and pass by a working salmon hatchery, or take a leisurely trip to Blackstone & Beliot tidewater glaciers. Cruises feature a freshly prepared Alaska salmon and prime rib meal served onboard. 800-764-7300.

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Where to Stay

Description information of each of the properties listed can be found on preceding pages under the appropriate city heading.

Anchorage Area Anchorage

Alyeska Resort Americas Best Value Inn Anchorage Grand Hotel Anchorage Suites Hotel Anchorage Walkabout Town Bed & Breakfast Big Bear B&B Coast International Inn Courtyard by Marriott® Anchorage Airport Creekwood Inn & RV Park Crowne Plaza Anchorage Hilton Anchorage Historic Anchorage Hotel Hotel Captain Cook Knik River Lodge & Tours Lakeshore Motor Inn Millennium Alaskan Hotel Parkside Guest House Puffin Inn Residence Inn by Marriott® Anchorage Midtown Springhill Suites by Marriott® Anchorage Midtown SpringHill Suites by Marriott® Anchorage University Lake Susitna Place Westmark Anchorage Hotel

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Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay Breeze Inn Hotel Seward Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge Orca Island Cabins Seward Windsong Lodge The Van Gilder Hotel

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Regionwide For more information on Interior communities and activities, see pages 100-101. How to Get Around Air Taxi • Charter

BETTLES AIR SERVICE bettleslodge.com

Specializing in wilderness flights throughout the Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic, Noatak and Kobuk. DeHavilland Beaver, Cessna 185, 206 and Piper Navajo. Flightseeing, Arctic Circle tours from Fairbanks. Contact: Dept. VP, PO Box 61326, Fairbanks, AK 99706. (907) 479-7018, FAX (907) 479-7028, 800-770-5111. Email info@bettleslodge.com.

WRIGHT AIR SERVICE wrightairservice.com

Daily scheduled service to several interior villages, including many above the Arctic Circle. Flightseeing trips available, including Mt. McKinley. Charter service available to northern Canada and all of Alaska, including ANWR and national park destinations. Air service for hunting and river float trips also available. 907-474-0502. was@alaska.net. ; train

ALASKA RAILROAD Alaskarailroad.com

Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad offers value, convenience and an authentic Alaska experience. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, two national parks with one call. Adventure class coaches or GoldStar Service aboard double-deck luxury dome cars. Daily summer service: Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, and Whittier. Open year-round. 907-265-2494, 800-544-0552. ;

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA graylineofalaska.com

Journey through Alaska’s interior aboard luxurious, private railcars. Enjoy 360° views from glass-domed, 2-level railcars or enjoy open-air platforms. Full food and beverage service including many local Alaskan specialties. Daily summer service to Denali National Park from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Combination rail and hotel packages available. 1-800-544-2206. ; Package tour

ALASKA DENALI TOURS AlaskaDenalitours.com

We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS Alaskarailroad.com

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Value, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife and mountains including Denali plus the best hotels and activities! Experience GoldStar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2494. 800-544-0552. ;

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GRAY LINE OF ALASKA graylineofalaska.com

With 65 years of experience, we are the experts in vacations throughout Alaska and the Yukon. With one phone call, we provide seamless travel plans by combining sightseeing excursions, multi-day packages, Denali rail tours, lodging, transportation and transfers. Choose from convenient pre or post cruise options as well as guided and independent packages. 1-800-544-2206. ;

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE hollandamerica.com

Stunning wilderness parks and exciting local attractions are best explored with us, the 60-year leader in Alaska touring. From Denali National Park and Fairbanks to the Arctic, the Kenai and the Yukon, choose a comprehensive cruisetour and see it all! See your travel professional today. Call 1-877-SAIL HAL. ;

PRINCESS CRUISES princess.com

See more of Alaska on a Princess land and sea vacation. Glacier Bay and Denali on every itinerary. Combine a 7-day cruise with 4 to 10 days on land. Stay at Princess wilderness lodges at Denali, McKinley, Copper River and Kenai. Exclusive Direct-to-theWilderness rail takes you from ship to train to Denali all in one day. Travel agent, 1-800-PRINCESS. ;

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1ST ALASKA OUTDOOR SCHOOL 1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com

Have fun and enjoy your Alaskan vacation summer or winter! Tours to the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean/ Prudhoe Bay, hot springs, McCarthy/Kennicott. Fairbanks city/Highlight tour. Visit the best northern lights viewing areas from mountains, hot springs or Arctic Circle. Dog mushing, snowmobiling. 907-590-5900. info@1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com.

3 DOG NIGHT HOSTEL, B&B, AND CABIN 3dognighthostel.com

For the adventurer - Winter: snowmobiling, dog sledding (rides and adventure tours) and mushing school. Summer: bicycling, berry picking, canoe trip, kennel tours, hiking our local trails w/sled dogs with beautiful views overlooking Tanana River and Alaska Range. Canoe trip; drop off and pick up, 6 hours through wilderness setting. Transportation, and stay with us too!

Where To Ask

What To Do History • Culture Academic

FOUNTAINHEAD ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM AT WEDGEWOOD RESORT fountainheadmuseum.com

Over 70 rare autos, including Alaska’s 1st auto & the World’s Most Expensive Car of the 1920’s - in a 30,000 sq. ft. building at Wedgewood Resort! Historic vintage fashions & Alaskan photos/videos, & a replica roadhouse display for family photos. The perfect family experience! Fountainhead Hotel guests $4 admission. 907.450.2100.

ALASKA FACT Simplify your vacation with the free TravelAlaska iPhone app. Search TravelAlaska in the iTunes store to start your journey!

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explorefairbanks.com

Go deep inside Alaska, where the unparalleled meets the unexpected. Fairbanks emanates a quality of light, energy and warmth found nowhere else on Earth. It’s not just our northern lights, which will change you, or our midnight sun, which will charm you. It’s the unexpected Alaska. Call (907) 456-5774. 1-800-327-5774.

tokalaskainfo.com

“Information Junction!” If you aren’t in Tok, you’re missing the boat! (907) 883-5775.

Alaska Highway Chicken Where To Stay CHICKEN GOLD CAMP & OUTPOST

Chickengold.com

Gold mining adventure, RV Park, cabins, café, Gold Dredge tour. 520-413-1480. chickengold@gmail.com.

Delta Junction Where To Stay ALASKA 7 MOTEL

alaska7motel.com

Delta’s tourist friendly motel with 16 clean, comfortable rooms on the Richardson Highway. All rooms have a private bath, telephone, satellite TV, refrigerator, microwave and wireless internet. Seasonal MayOctober. Rates from $99. Credit cards accepted. Contact: PO Box 1115VP, Delta Junction, AK 99737. (907) 895-4848. Email manager@alaska7motel.com.

KELLY’S ALASKA COUNTRY INN kellysalaskacountryinn.com

Clean, comfortable rooms, great beds! PO Box 849, Delta Junction, AK 99737. 907-895-4667.

tok Where To Stay

tokrv.net

Family owned and operated with pride since 1986. Our clean facilities and friendly service set us apart from the rest. 163 sites, full & partial hook ups, tent camping. 50/30 amp pull thru sites, WiFi, cable TV, free showers, gift shop, carwash, laundromat, BBQs, on site. Log cabins w/bathrooms, TV. PO Box 739, Tok, Alaska 99780. 907-883-5877. camp@tokrv.net. ; Hotels • Motels

Fairbanks Where To Stay Bed And Breakfast

SNOWSHOE MOTEL & FINE ARTS GIFT SHOP

3 DOG NIGHT HOSTEL, B&B, AND CABIN

24 fully modern units w/coffee maker, fridge, microwave, phone, TV & WiFi. From the upper porch, view the beautiful surrounding scenery. $70-$80 winter, $90-$100 summer. The Gift Shop offers Alaskan made arts & gifts. PO Box 559, Tok, AK 99780. (907) 883-4511. FAX (907) 883-4517. Email snowshoe@aptalaska.net.

For the adventurer - Winter: snowmobiling, dog sledding (rides and adventure tours) and mushing school. Summer: bicycling, berry picking, canoe trip, kennel tours, hiking our local trails w/sled dogs with beautiful views overlooking Tanana River and Alaska Range. Canoe trip; drop off and pick up, 6 hours through wilderness setting. Transportation, and stay with us too!

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TOK LIQUOR MINI MART & TOK MOTEL

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tokmotels.com

Family owned, 35 years serving tourists, tour companies, and businessmen. Pam, Bud and staff invite you to stay in 1 of 36 immaculate, comfortable rooms. Each has TV, coffee pot, and Wi-Fi. Park next to your room. Contact (907) 883-2852. Email tokmotels@aptalaska.net. ;

WESTMARK INN TOK westmarkhotels.com

Perfectly located for travelers heading north to Fairbanks or southwest to Anchorage. The only property in the area with a full service restaurant & lounge. Other amenities include in-room coffee makers, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, gift shop, espresso and laundry. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. Junction of Alaska & Glenn Highways, Tok, AK. 800-544-0970 or 907-883-5174. ;

YOUNG’S MOTEL youngmotel.com

The place to stay in Tok, 43 spotlessly clean ground floor rooms, nonsmoking available. Beautiful, convenient location, featuring “Fast Eddy’s” one of the finest full service restaurants in the state. Friendly Alaskan staff, reserve early! $69-$94. VS/MC/DS/AX. Open yearround. Contact PO Box 482, Tok, AK 99780. 907-8834411, FAX 907-883-5023. Email edyoung@aptalaska.net.

What To Do BURNT PAW AND CABINS OUTBACK burntpawcabins.com

Fine gifts, husky pups. Box 7, Tok, AK 99780. 907-883-4121. FAX 907-883-5680. nrthland@yahoo.com.

Cabins • Vacation rentals

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A TASTE OF ALASKA LODGE atasteofalaska.com

Private accommodations 15 minutes from Fairbanks amid 280 sunny hillside acres. Excellent aurora viewing, perfect honeymoon destination. Natural log buildings. Panoramic view of Alaska Range mountains, Mt. McKinley and pipeline. $185-$235. Credit cards. Contact: Dept. VP, 551 Eberhardt Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99712. (907) 488-7855. ;

AH, ROSE MARIE DOWNTOWN B&B akpub.com/akbbrv/ahrose

Wow! Two quaint, cozy 1930’s homes near downtown restaurants, shops, galleries & Visitor Center. Full breakfasts. Families, groups welcomed. Extraordinary hospitality. Hosts John, son Chris. Friendly cat, dog. Guidebook recommended (Est. 1989). Year round $80-$99. 302 Cowles St., Fairbanks, AK 99701. 907-456-2040. ahrosemarie@yahoo.com.

AURORA BOREALIS LODGE auroracabin.com

BURNT PAW AND CABINS OUTBACK

Four new, deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing. Located 25 minutes from town, atop Cleary Summit for spectacular horizon-tohorizon views. Each gorgeous room has 2 queen beds, big sofa, large fully-appointed kitchen, spacious bathroom, Internet, & signature north windows. (907) 389-2812. Email info@auroracabin.com.

burntpawcabins.com

Alaskan owned B&B. Log cabin rentals with sod roofs. Includes breakfast, private bath, satellite TV, microwave, fridge, Wi-Fi. Log gift shop has unique gifts. Talk to 1973 Iditarod finisher Bill Arpino. Dog team equipment display, puppies when available. Located Mile 1314.3 Alaska Hwy., next to post office & Tok visitor center. Dept. VP, Box 7, Tok, AK 99780. 907-883-4121. ;

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regionWide • alaska HigHWay • fairbanks area

TOK “MAINSTREET ALASKA” VISITOR CENTER

Camping • RV Parks

TOK RV VILLAGE & CABINS

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FAIRBANKS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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Camping • RV Parks

RIVER’S EDGE RV PARK riversedge.net

Located in the heart of Fairbanks on the shores of the Chena River. 190 sites, full and partial hook ups, tent camping. Amenities: 50/30 amp power, WiFi, free showers, gift shop, carwash and laundromat on site. Ticketing and shuttle to main attractions. Full service restaurant known for fresh seafood specials. 1-800-770-3343. info@riversedge.net. ; Hostels

FAIRBANKS INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL fairbankshostel.com

Multiple locations by the University of Alaska, near bus stop, shared and private rooms. Amenities include free wireless internet, community kitchen, laundry facilities, storage, cable TV/VCR, telephones. Boat/bike rentals available. $25/night & up. Office: 4316 Birch Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709. (907) 479-7300. info@fairbankshostel.com. ; Hotels • Motels

7 GABLES INN & SUITES 7gablesinn.com

Central to major attractions. Rooms, or extended stay suites with full kitchens. Jacuzzi® baths, and fireplaces, cable/DVD, free local calls, wireless Internet, complimentary breakfast and laundry. Free canoes. Rates $50-85 low; $90-180 high. PO Box 80488, Fairbanks, AK 99708. (907) 479-0751, FAX: (907) 479-2229. Email gables7@alaska.net.

ABBEY ARCHWAY INN abbeyarchwayinn.com

Newest extended stay: full kitchen - refrigerators, oven, jetted tubs, by university. 907-479-7300.

ALPINE LODGE

akalpinelodge.com

Award winning hotel, 115 beautifully appointed rooms, continental breakfast, free shuttle to/from airport and rail depot. 100% smoke free, refrig/micro in each room. Restaurant and lounge on site. Kitchenette & spa guest rooms. Free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness room & sauna. Group rates, Alaska Air Miles. 907-328-6300. 800-455-8851. smccool@akalpinelodge.com. ;

CHENA HOT SPRINGS RESORT

REGENCY FAIRBANKS HOTEL

Rustic Alaskan year round natural hot springs resort, 60 scenic miles from Fairbanks. 80 lodge rooms. Outdoor adult rock lake, indoor family pool. Full service restaurant & lounge. Activities galore. Aurora viewing tours, dog sled rides, Aurora Ice Museum, massage, hair salon, flightseeing, horses, RV park, packages. Free energy tours. 907-451-8104. ;

Walk to downtown. Kitchenettes in every room. Free Wi-Fi, airport & railroad shuttle. 800-348-1340.

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FAIRBANKS PRINCESS RIVERSIDE LODGE princesslodges.com

Set on the banks of the Chena River featuring 325 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant, lounge, espresso bar and gift shop, seasonal tour desk, exercise facility with men’s and women’s steam rooms, meeting rooms and a complimentary airport shuttle. Call 800-426-0500. ;

GOLDEN NORTH MOTEL goldennorthmotel.com

Gracious hospitality & summer rates starting at $85! Attractive, clean rooms for the value-conscious traveler. Free a.m. muffins and coffee, courtesy van, free hi-speed internet/WiFi, private bath & shower. Guidebook recommended, centrally located! 4888 Old Airport Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709. 907-479-6201 or 800-447-1910. sourdough@goldennorthmotel.com.

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES FAIRBANKS

fairbankssuites.hamptoninn.com

Enjoy great service, great value and a great night’s sleep. Free, fresh baked hot breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, free HSIA, complimentary airport & train station shuttle, microwave, refrigerator in each room. We love having you here! 433 Harold Bentley Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701. (907) 451-1502, FAX (907) 451-1503. faiak_hampton_suites@hilton.com. ;

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES - FAIRBANKS hiexpress.com/fairbanksak

400 Merhar Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701. 907-328-1100. FAX 907-328-1122. Priority Club Rewards Participant.

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RIVER’S EDGE RESORT riversedge.net

Experience Fairbanks’ summer magic from the comfort of a private riverfront cottage with private patio. In the heart of Fairbanks, minutes from downtown and the airport. Riverfront dining, indoors or out. Specialists in Interior and Arctic tours. AAA approved. Free shuttles to airport, train & local attractions. 800-770-3343. ;

SOPHIE STATION SUITES, FOUNTAINHEAD HOTELS fountainheadhotels.com

A place where the staff treats you like you matter! An atmosphere where guest service is the ultimate amenity. Expansive suites with free Wi-Fi, separate bedroom & kitchen. Free airport shuttle, Zach’s Restaurant/lounge, laundry facility & fitness room. Nearby groceries & airport. Beautifully landscaped, free trolley & parking. 800.528.4916. ;

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT® FAIRBANKS marriott.com/faish

Come stay in downtown Fairbanks next to the Chena River. Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating and working, SpringHill Suites provides guests with a microwave, mini-fridge, desk and pull-out sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast buffet and airport shuttle, as well as pool, whirlpool, exercise room and wireless. 877-729-0197. ;

WESTMARK FAIRBANKS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER westmarkhotels.com

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PIKE’S WATERFRONT LODGE pikeslodge.com

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On the Chena River with beautiful public areas filled with Alaska art, next to Pike’s Landing Restaurant. Free airport shuttle. Free wireless throughout hotel. Free business center, exercise room, flat screen TVs, laundry, sauna/steam room. Aveda bath products, in room coffee/tea, hairdryers, ironing boards, green program, solar energy. Visit us online for specials. ;

Conveniently located in downtown with 400 rooms & suites. Enjoy delicious cuisine in Northern Latitudes and Red Lantern Steak & Spirits. Other amenities include espresso, cable TV, Wi-Fi, gift shop, air conditioning, laundry/valet service, business center, 800 sq. ft. fitness center and airport transportation. 813 Noble St., Fairbanks, AK. 800-544-0970 or 907-456-7722. ;


WEDGEWOOD RESORT/BEAR LODGE, FOUNTAINHEAD HOTELS fountainheadhotels.com

What To Do Dining • Nightlife Shopping

ALASKA SALMON BAKE akvisit.com

morristhompsoncenter.org

Free exhibit gallery celebrating the people, land & culture of Interior Alaska. Experience Alaska Native art, music, stories & dance. Take a family portrait in traditional Athabascan garments of moosehide, fur & stunning beadwork. Shop for Alaska Native art, books, films, maps. Free parking/WiFi/internet. Open 7 days a week. 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks. (907) 459-3700. ;

Spend a little time in the past! Pioneer Park is an historic theme park - offering something for all ages. Stroll through Gold Rush Town, take in a show, have a picnic, view the many museums and historic landmarks, or just sit back and relax. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day. Located at 2300 Airport Way. (907) 459-1087.

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GOLD DREDGE 8 golddredge8.com

pumphouse.com

pikeslodge.com

Pike’s Landing gives you an authentic Fairbanks river dining experience; enjoy miniature golf too.

SILVER GULCH BREWERY AND RESTAURANT silvergulch.com

When in Fairbanks, you must visit America’s most northern brewery! Over 100 exotic and locally brewed beers available. Enjoy the finest cuisine in an affordable, upscale, smoke-free pub setting. Open Mon-Fri at 4 & Sat-Sun at 11. Just 8 miles north of Fairbanks on the Steese Hwy in Fox. Visit us online for more information. Call us at (907) 452-2739. History • Culture Academic

THE GREAT ALASKAN BOWL COMPANY woodbowl.com

Visit one of America’s very last wooden bowl mills! View our manufacturing process of cutting & sanding beautiful birch bowls while shopping for Made in Alaska gifts by over 70 authentic Alaskan vendors. Ulu knives, gourmet food, cutting boards, jewelry & more! Open 7 days a week, year round. 4630 Old Airport Way. 800-770-4222. Addl. Denali location.

Sternwheeler Discovery tour combines colorful river history, Native traditions and beauty of Alaska’s Interior. Our Alaskan crew will share their culture as you stroll an Athabascan Indian village. Mid-May to mid-Sept. 1975 Discovery Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99709. Local 479-6673, FAX 907-479-4613, Toll Free 1-866-479-6673. ;

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THE HISTORIC PUMP HOUSE RESTAURANT

PIKE’S WATERFRONT LODGE

riverboatdiscovery.com

PIONEER PARK

A true Alaskan experience! Serving dinners for over 30 years! Enjoy fire-grilled salmon, beer battered cod direct from Alaska’s icy waters, and slow roasted beef cooked to perfection! Located in Pioneer Park, a 44 acre historical theme park. Open mid-May thru mid-September. For information 800-354-7274. Email: akvisit@gci.net. ;

Enjoy fine dining in historic “Gold Rush” atmosphere, overlooking the Chena River. We offer wild game, aged beef, “Alaska Fresh” seafood, premium wine list, local beers, spectacular Sunday Brunch on the deck, and the Senators Saloon with its antique pool tables. We are a Distinguished Restaurant of North America award recipient. 907-479-8452.

ALASKA RIVERBOAT DISCOVERY

fairbanks area

Nestled on 105 acres, surrounded by a 75-acre wildlife reserve & a 2,000-acre bird refuge. Residential-style suites w/separate dining, living room & bedrooms, fully appointed kitchens, on-site laundry & free Wi-Fi. Complimentary airport/train shuttle. Ideal for extended stay! Home to the spectacular Fountainhead Auto Museum & the Alaska Bird Observatory. 800.528.4916. ;

MORRIS THOMPSON CULTURAL & VISITORS CENTER

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Bring the family for a fun-filled adventure aboard the Tanana Valley Railroad and ride into gold mining and pipeline history. Ride the train, visit the dredge, and receive a brief but informative course in mining, and then you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold - we guarantee it! Mid-May through MidSept. Local: 479-6673, Toll Free: 866-479-6673. Winter

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA MUSEUM OF THE NORTH

AURORA BOREALIS LODGE

Alaska’s animals, art, culture, and history - all in one place. Highlights: 2,000 years of Alaska art, gold, museum movies, snacks and coffee in our café, audio guide, and a Museum Store. Explore the North. Tour the Museum. Open year-round. Summer hours 9 AM - 7 PM daily on the UAF campus. 907 Yukon Drive. (907) 474-7505. ;

View the northern lights in style and comfort! Located 20 miles north of Fairbanks, our handmade log lodge is ideally situated for 360° viewing and photography. From late-August to early-April, we offer evening Aurora Tours with roundtrip transfers from Fairbanks. Enjoy from the warmth inside or our big north deck. (907) 389-2812.

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ALASKA RAILROAD VACATIONS AlaskaRailroad.com

Service, convenience and an authentic Alaskan experience. With one call, book rail vacations or customize your own! See two national parks, glaciers, wildlife, mountains - including Denali, the best hotels and activities! Experience GoldStar Service on glass-domed rail cars with the only top-level outdoor viewing platform. 907-265-2492. 800-544-0552. ;

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FAIRBANKS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU explorefairbanks.com

Go deep inside Alaska, where the unparalleled meets the unexpected. Fairbanks emanates a quality of light, energy and warmth found nowhere else on Earth. It’s not just our northern lights, which will change you, or our midnight sun, which will charm you. It’s the unexpected Alaska. Call (907) 456-5774, 1-800-327-5774.

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VOTED THE BEST boat tour in North America

Where To Stay BEAVER LAKE RESORT MOTEL

beaverlakeresort.net

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Make the most of your visit to the Fairbanks/North Pole area and stay in North Pole just across the highway from Santa Claus House. Quiet resort type setting, perfect for short and long term stays. Weekly and monthly discounts available. Rooms have full kitchens, private baths, cable TV and WiFi. PO Box 56137, North Pole, AK 99705. (907) 488-9600.

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alaskatravel.com

The Alaska travel experts specializing in custom Alaska vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations. Featuring lodging, transportation and activities in Denali NP, Kenai Fjords NP, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Wrangell St. Elias NP and Fairbanks. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. 800-208-0200.

Where To Stay Cabins • Vacation rentals

ADVENTURE DENALI adventuredenali.com

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HOTEL NORTH POLE hotelnorthpole.com

Service excellence in the heart of the Interior. Centrally located in historic North Pole, Alaska. Newly built in 2009, Alaskan owned and operated. 71 smoke-free rooms and suites. Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, walking distance to shops, restaurants and the iconic Santa Claus House. Tel (907) 488-4800, Toll Free (877) 488-4801, Email reservations@hotelnorthpole.com. ;

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SANTA’S LETTERS AND GIFTS SantasLettersAndgifts.com

Personalized, high quality Santa Letter Packages and unique Alaska gifts. Many choices for children, teens, adults and pets with exclusive, vintage stationery design and North Pole seal. Letters ship in whimsical candy cane envelopes or custom North Pole mailing tubes. More Alaska gifts online. PO Box 55762, North Pole, AK. (907) 488-8118. 1-866-244-5448. Various Activities

SANTA CLAUS HOUSE SantaClausHouse.com

Since 1952, Santa Claus House has provided millions of guests with an exciting shopping experience and an abundance of photo opportunities. Visit with Santa and his reindeer, browse through thousands of unique gifts, and view the World’s Tallest Santa. Open year-round. 101 St. Nicholas Dr., North Pole, AK 99705. (907) 488-2200 or 1-800-588-4078. ;

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ALASKA PARK CONNECTION MOTORCOACH alaskacoach.com

Daily deluxe scheduled motorcoach service between Anchorage, Seward, Denali and Talkeetna. Our motorcoaches feature comfortable seating, plenty of leg room, large picture windows and restrooms onboard. “We book the Alaska Rail too!” Tour highlights and photo opportunities are presented along the way. 800-208-0200. train

ALASKA RAILROAD Alaskarailroad.com

Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad offers value, convenience and an authentic Alaska experience. See glaciers, mountains, wildlife, two national parks with one call. Adventure class coaches or GoldStar Service aboard double-deck luxury dome cars. Daily summer service: Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, and Whittier. Open year-round. 907-265-2494, 800-544-0552. ; Package tour

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We specialize in building custom Alaska vacations. Our experienced tour consultants will build your complete Alaska vacation choosing the best available cruises, hotels and lodges, tours, and transportation in top Alaska destinations like Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Denali Park, Fairbanks and more. Established in Alaska since 1992. 1-877-300-1992.

Where Alaskans stay & play. Unbelievable fishing for Arctic grayling & rainbow trout. Alaskan-syle guest cabins & RV camping 21 miles south of Denali Park entrance on the main highway. Open year-round. Selfsufficient homestead built with local wood. Renewable energy systems, organic gardens. The fisherman’s hangout. 907.768.2620. info@adventuredenali.com.

CABINS AT DENALI CabinsAtDenali.com

The closest lodging to Denali National Park entrance and visitor facilities. Spacious, family friendly cabins with river views sleep 6-8. Covered decks, large bathrooms, microwaves, TV, mini-fridges, outdoor gas grills. Loft sleeps 4-6. Easy access to pedestrian walkway leading to both shopping and Denali National Park facilities. Courtesy train shuttle. 800-789-7238.

DENALI GRIZZLY BEAR RESORT denaligrizzlybear.com

South boundary of Denali Park. RV, cabins, cedar hotel on river. Pioneer Alaskan owned & operated.

DENALI RIDGETOP CABINS alaskaone.com/ridgetop

Individual large & small cottage style cabins w/ full private baths. Free Wi-Fi. Located on a scenic ridge of our 80-acre homestead. Away from the traffic and crowds of the park. Covered pavilion with grill. Continental breakfast included. Denali Nat’l Park entrance 18 miles south. Close to all services. Your hosts: John & Joyce Elmore. 866-680-2448.

EARTHSONG LODGE AND DENALI DOG SLED EXPEDITIONS earthsonglodge.com

Cabins that accommodate 2-4 people. Features amenities, coffee house, activities and dog sledding.

HEALY HEIGHTS FAMILY CABINS healycabins.com

Attractive cedar cabins on a scenic ridge overlooking the Alaska Range. Minutes from Denali and all activities. No crowds or traffic. Nonsmoking, clean, quiet, fully furnished. Some have full kitchen, phone and TV. All have microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee pot, BBQ grill. Phone 907-683-2639. E-mail: johnson@healycabins.com.


MOTEL NORD HAVEN motelnordhaven.com

Let us pack your lunch for your visit to Denali National Park! Scenic secluded location 12 miles north of the entrance, in Healy. Small family-owned inn with large rooms, queen beds, library, art. Free Wi-Fi & summer breakfast. All nonsmoking. Open all year. Ideal for families. Rates $84 winter - $169 summer. Box 458, Healy, AK 99743. FAX 907-683-4503. Call 1-800-683-4501. ;

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TOTEM INN

PARK’S EDGE

thetoteminn.com

parks-edge.com

Clean, comfortable log cabin accommodations near Denali Park. All of the cabins are non-smoking and have private bathrooms and decks. Cabins start at $100 for two people. Some cabins sleep up to six people and include cooking facilities. All have a coffee pot, microwave, fridge. Phone: 907-683-4343. Email lodging@parks-edge.com. Camping • RV Parks

DENALI GRIZZLY BEAR RESORT DenaliGrizzlyBear.com

Alaskan atmosphere, pioneer family operated. S. boundary Denali Park on scenic Nenana River. New Cedar Hotel-each room with private decks on the river, TV, coffee. Variety of charming cabins with private decks overlooking the river. Hunter Travel Guide - “Call these people first!” In Best Places of Alaska, travel guide. Toll Free 866-583-2696. ; Hostels

DENALI MOUNTAIN MORNING HOSTEL & LODGE DenaliHostel.com

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DENALI PARK HOTEL Denaliparkhotel.com

Ten miles north of Denali Park entrance. Comfortable, quiet. Two extra long double beds, full private bath, TV, refrigerator & microwave, coffee maker, free Wi-Fi. Historic railroad car lobby. Restaurants nearby. Book your RR through us and receive free railroad shuttle service. Moose often visit us. Stay with us and see the Alaska you came to see! Toll Free 866-683-1800.

DENALI PERCH RESORT denaliperchresort.com

The Perch is a family owned and operated business. Located 6 miles from Denali National Park, our lodge offers surreal views of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range. Away from the crowded park entrance, located directly on Carlo Creek. The Perch Restaurant offers local cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable, organic ingredients. 907-332-5253, 888-322-2523.

A beautiful hostel and lodge, in the forest, on a creek. A budget traveler’s dream come true.

After your Denali activities “unwind” and “recharge” with us. Located 12 miles north of the Park at Mile 248.7 Parks Hwy. Full-menu restaurant open 7am to 10pm. Lounge opens at 4pm. Deluxe style rooms at reasonable prices. We are a small family-owned business and would like to make your trip to Alaska memorable. Open year-round. 907-683-6500. ;

WHITE MOOSE LODGE whitemooselodge.com

Rated best-value-in-area by Frommer’s Alaska Travel Guide. Located 12 min. from Denali Park Visitor Center in Healy, our cozy, family-run lodge is worlds away from the congested park entrance. From our large deck surrounded by spruce forest, our guests enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Healy. Rooms have 2 double beds, private bath, satellite TV, Internet, and continental breakfast. Double $105. 800-481-1232. ; Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

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Hotels • Motels

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL CompleteDenali.com

Choose from 9 Denali Park lodge and cabin properties near the entrance, or stay at a wilderness lodge deep inside the park. Pick from 20 Denali day tours including a full-day bus trip to the end of the park road. Travel to Denali by Park Connection Motorcoach, Alaska Railroad or rental car. Complete vacation packages available. Toll Free 855-875-0200.

DENALI BLUFFS HOTEL denalialaska.com

Nestled into Sugarloaf Mountain with aerial views of Denali National Park, the Denali Bluffs Hotel offers comfortable rooms, cozy log-beamed lobby, hearty food at the Mountaineer Grill & Bar and Alaskan hospitality. Adventure is just steps away. You won’t find these views down at street level. Complimentary shuttle service. 866-683-8500. ;

DENALI CABINS

denali-cabins.com

Conveniently located near entrance to Denali National Park & close to all the activities. We combine the charm of Alaskan cabins with the comfort of a hotel room. You get all the amenities, private bath, TV, phone & comfortable beds. Open Jun-Sept. MP 229 Parks Hwy, Denali Natl Park, AK 99755. T 907-376-1900, F 907-376-1999, Toll Free 877-300-1992. ;

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Intimate lodge & restaurant on beautiful Carlo Creek. Ideally located 13 mi. south of Denali Park entrance, allowing easy access to park’s activities, yet away from crowds. Affordable cabins with kitchenettes sleeping up to 6 and a house accommodating up to 10. All with spectacular views. Awesome restaurant with big deck, hiking trails, campfire area & more! 888-533-6254. ;

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DENALI RIVER CABINS & CEDARS LODGE DenaliRiverCabins.com

Simple, affordably priced cabins and motel rooms close to Denali National Park entrance. Restaurant and bar. Tour desk, rail transfers, departure point for Kantishna Wilderness Trail bus. Native owned and operated. Experience the Doyon difference. 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701. 800-942-7420. ;

GRANDE DENALI LODGE denalialaska.com

See panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Denali National Park. Join us high above it all at the Grande Denali Lodge. Comfortable rooms, timbered lobby with stone fireplaces, Alaskan hospitality and great food at the Alpenglow Restaurant & Peak Spirits Lounge. We sell out early for a reason–the view. Complimentary shuttle service. 866-683-8500. ;

CAMP DENALI/NORTH FACE LODGE campdenali.com

Learning adventures for active travelers based from the only lodgings in Denali National Park with views of Mt. McKinley. Naturalist-guided hiking, wildlife observation, biking, canoeing, evening programs. Small, family-owned and operated. 907-683-2290, FAX 907-683-1568. E-mail: info@campdenali.com.

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KANTISHNA ROADHOUSE

DENALI OUTDOOR CENTER

Full-service lodge in the backcountry of Denali National Park. Transportation, deluxe cabins, all meals, Alaska Native cultural presentations, naturalist guided hikes, gold panning, biking, fishing, and interpretive programs. Native owned and operated. Experience the Doyon difference. 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701. 800-942-7420. ;

Denali Park adventures. Whitewater & scenic wilderness raft trips on the boundary of Denali National Park. Also, kayaks, canoe rentals and bike tours & rentals. Fully guided for ages 5 and up. Custom drysuits provided! Fun and professional guides. Camping and cabin rentals on Otto Lake. Military, group and youth discounts. Free shuttles! Open 7 days, mid-May to mid-Sept.

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TONGLEN LAKE LODGE tonglenlake.com

Elegant log lodge, cafe and exclusive cabins at Denali National Park. info@tonglenlake.com.

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DENALI PARK RESORTS denaliparkresorts.com

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DENALI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE

DENALI RAFT ADVENTURES, INC.

Comfortable wilderness lodge near Denali National Park entrance. Featuring river and park views, restaurants, lounge, dinner theater, open-air hot tubs, tour desk, meeting rooms and shuttle to rail depot & visitors center. Rail/lodge packages available with travel aboard Princess’ glass-domed rail cars. Open mid-May-mid-Sept. 800-426-0500. ;

Offering two-hour, four-hour and full-day raft trips on the Nenana River. Choose from scenic, whitewater or combination trips. We provide seven daily departures, paddle rafts, oar raft, Gore-Tex® drysuits, all gear and local transportation. Drawer 190VP, Denali National Park, AK 99755. 907-683-2234. Toll Free 888-683-2234. info@denaliraft.com.

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EARTHSONG LODGE AND DENALI DOG SLED EXPEDITIONS earthsonglodge.com

Secluded location with spectacular mountain views, 17 miles north of Denali Nat’l Park. Lodge, coffee house, Sled Dog Kennel tours. Naturalist on staff, evening slide presentations. Twelve charming log cabins, private baths, amenities. Hand built by owners Jon & Karin Nierenberg. Share the dream. (907) 683-2863.

denaliraft.com

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DENALI ATV ADVENTURES DenaliAtV.com

Denali’s must-do outdoor activity! Travel deep into the Alaskan backcountry on your own ATV! Single ATVs and two & four person side-by-side ATVs. Four different tours, 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours, basic to rugged. Travel along the Alaska Range or down the famous Stampede Trail-even a midnight sun trip! Pick-up from all Denali area lodging facilities. 907-683-4288.

Dining • Nightlife Shopping

TOTEM INN

thetoteminn.com

Located at Mile 248.7 Parks Hwy. in Healy. North of Denali Park. Fishing

DENALI FLY FISHING GUIDES, LLC denaliflyfishing.com

Join us for half or full day fly fishing trips into the heart of the Alaska Range for native Arctic grayling. All levels of experience welcome and all equipment is included along with lightweight rods, waders and experienced guides. You’ll be wade fishing the clear water streams near Denali National Park. 907.768.1127. Delta Junction

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K2 AVIATION/FLY MCKINLEY flyk2.com

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KANTISHNA WILDERNESS TRAILS

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DENALI JEEP® BACKCOUNTRY SAFARI

DenaliWildlifeTour.com

Most inclusive day excursion in Denali National Park. Full narration, frequent stops for wildlife viewing, photos, and enroute refreshments. Includes lunch and interpretive programs at the historic Kantishna Roadhouse. Experience the Doyon difference, Native owned and operated. 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701. 800-230-7275.

BestofAlaskaTravel.com

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Follow your guide in a 4wd Jeep® Wrangler from the entrance of Denali National Park to the Stampede Road made famous in the motion picture, Into the Wild. Wildlife and views of Mt. McKinley. Short nature walk, off road driving, hearty Alaskan style snack. CB radios enable entertaining guide narrative and guest interaction. 800-323-5757.

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BLACK DIAMOND RESORT CO. blackdiamondtourco.com

Open All Year TV in Room Phone in Room Private Bath Shared Bath Kitchen Room Service Internet Handicap Access Restaurant Cocktails Pets Allowed

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ATV & horse covered wagon tours, unique golfing, restaurant. 907-683-4653. usibelli@mtaonline.net.

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Fly McKinley, Alaska’s highest rated flightseeing tour. Land on a glacier beneath McKinley, circle the entire mountain, soar around the summit at 20,320 ft. Explore glacier filled valleys, see how the ice age has shaped the land. Talkeetna/Denali overnight pkgs. Call for brochure. PO Box 545, Talkeetna, AK 99676. 907-733-2291, 800-764-2291. info@flyk2.com.

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A Taste of Alaska Lodge Ah, Rose Marie Downtown B&B Alpine Lodge Aurora Borealis Lodge Chena Hot Springs Resort Fairbanks International Hostel Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge Golden North Motel Hampton Inn and Suites Fairbanks Pike’s Waterfront Lodge River’s Edge Resort Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels Springhill Suites by Marriott® Fairbanks Wedgewood Resort/Bear Lodge By Fountainhead Hotel Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center

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For more information on Far North communities and activities, see pages 100-101. What To Do Backcountry Experiences akrivers.com

Small group raft expeditions to Alaska’s remote and wild places. Alaskan owned & operated since 1993. Sightseeing & Tours

Where To Stay DEADHORSE CAMP

deadhorsecamp.com

Your first stop in Deadhorse. We provide simple campstyle accommodations consistent with the industrial heritage of the region. We also offer a wide selection of Arctic Ocean and Dalton Highway gifts, fuel and passenger vehicle tire repair. Land transportation can be arranged from Fairbanks. PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708. 907-474-3565, 877-474-3565.

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KOTZEBUE/NOME ADVENTURE

What To Do ARCTIC WILD - ALASKAN ADVENTURES WITH LATITUDE

Where To Stay ARCTIC GETAWAY

arcticgetaway.com

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Brooks Range Bettles Where To Stay BETTLES LODGE

bettleslodge.com

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Remote. Exceptional. Unforgettable. Since 1974. iniakuk@gmail.com.

Wiseman

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Barrow

gofarnorth.com

Expertly guided rafting, canoeing, hiking and wildlife camping trips in Alaska’s arctic wilderness.

Experience Inupiat culture in Kotzebue. Visit a coastal subsistence camp, shop for traditional crafts, and visit National Park Service Visitor Center. At Nome, relive the gold rush and pan for gold. Enjoy a dogsled demo on the Iditarod Trail. PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708. 907-474-8600, FAX 907-474-4767. Email: adventure@northernalaska.com.

Arctic Coast

Where To Stay INIAKUK LAKE WILDERNESS LODGE

ArcticWild.com

northernalaska.com

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Gates Of The Arctic National Park

Landmark fly-in lodge serving the Arctic traveler since 1950. Rooms with Jacuzzi®, efficiency apartments and bunkhouse. Aircraft fuel, gift shop, restaurant, tavern. Wilderness trips, Arctic Circle tours/ aircraft charters. Contact: VP, PO Box 27, Bettles, AK 99726. (907) 692-5111, FAX (907) 692-5655, 800-770-5111. Email info@bettleslodge.com.

Coldfoot

Private cabins in the pristine wilderness of Brooks Range above the Arctic Circle, family-operated.

Western Arctic Kotzebue Where To Stay NULLAGVIK HOTEL

nullagvikhotel.com

Experience the Arctic in comfort and style at the new Nullagvik Hotel in Kotzebue. Located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the hotel features fresh design, comfortable guest rooms, modern observation and exercise rooms, a cultural tour and full-service restaurant that offers delicious food and fantastic views of the Sound. 907-442-3331. ;

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TOO-LOO-UK RIVER GUIDES

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Where To Stay COLDFOOT CAMP

coldfootcamp.com

Your base camp for exploring Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range. Great food along the Dalton Highway with simple, clean rooms. Land and air transportation can be arranged from Fairbanks. Activities: flightseeing, visits to Anaktuvuk Pass and Wiseman, dog sled adventures and Aurora tours. PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708. 907-474-3500, 866-474-3400.

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Description information of each of the properties listed can be found on preceding pages under the appropriate city heading.

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Regionwide For more information on Southwest communities and activities, see pages 100-101. How To Get Around Airlines

PENAIR

penair.com

REGIONWIDE • ALASKA PENINSULA

Scheduled passenger service to southwest AK, heart of the world’s best bear viewing & bird watching. Cruiseships • Ferries

ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY

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alaskastateferry.com

Experience southwest Alaska on an Alaska state ferry. From wildlife to wilderness, find a place of beauty and rich culture. The Marine Highway is an affordable way to explore ports from Homer and Kodiak to Unalaska/ Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian chain. For information and current specials, visit the official state website, AlaskaStateFerry.com, or call 800-642-0066. ;

What To Do ADVENTURE KODIAK, LLC adventurekodiak.com

Visit one of the wildest places left on the planet while cruising and exploring the Kodiak Archipelago and Katmai coastal wilderness aboard 58-ft. Seaton trawler. Bear viewing and photography, tailing whales, marine mammals, puffins and pelagic bird rookeries. Saltwater fishing. Custom private charters. 907-3376532. 855-337-6532. info@adventurekodiak.com.

Where To Ask ALASKA’S SOUTHWEST

southwestalaska.com

The Alaska you’re looking for. Imagine Kodiak grizzly bears feasting on wild salmon in the heart of the Rim of Fire. Imagine a land where native traditions prosper amongst abundant birds, sea life, and natural beauty. Imagine a rich Russian history blended with little-known battle sites from WWII. Imagine all this without the crowds. Imagine yourself in Southwest Alaska. Visit us online and plan your trip today.

KODIAK ISLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU kodiak.org

Step away from civilization and rediscover nature in its purest form on Kodiak Island. Miles of scenic coastline, bear viewing, whale watching, puffin peeking, kayaking, and world class salmon and halibut fishing await you on the Emerald Isle, the real Alaska. Contact us for a free visitors guide. 800-789-4782.

Alaska Peninsula Katmai National Park How To Get Around KATMAI AIR katmaiair.com

Air service to Katmai National Park, Brooks campground and surrounding area. Bear viewing, flightseeing and float plane charters for camping, hunting and sportfishing. Seasonal service May 15-Oct. 15. Credit cards accepted. www.katmailand.com. Contact: Dept. VP, 4125 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502. (907) 243-5448, FAX (907) 243-0649 or 800-544-0551. ;

Where To Stay ALASKA’S KATMAI WILDERNESS LODGE katmai-wilderness.com

“World’s Most Spectacular Bear Viewing” and “Naturalist’s Paradise”. Up to 12 guests for guided photography, bear viewing (guaranteed to see bears May 15-Sept. 30) and saltwater fishing. Personalized services: Coast Guard licensed guides, culinary chefs, professional staff. Featured in CNN Travel, ESPN North to Alaska, Discovery Channel, Wild Things, Alaska Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and New York Times. 800-488-8767.

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BROOKS LODGE brookslodge.com

Concessionaire for Katmai National Park. “Valley of 10,000 Smokes” Natural History Tours. Worldfamous sportfishing and Brooks Falls bear viewing. Accommodations inside Katmai. Day trips from Anchorage are available. Seasonal service June 1-Sept. 18. Contact: Dept. VP, 4125 Aircraft Dr., Anchorage, AK 99502. (907) 2435448, FAX (907) 243-0649 or 800-544-0551. ;

GROSVENOR LODGE grosvenorlodge.net

Located inside Katmai National Park. Cozy, rustic “Angler’s Paradise” sportfishing since 1950. Perfect for small groups, families, business associates. Three to seven night all-inclusive pkgs. Seasonal service June 8-Sept. 27. Rates from $2,700 per person. Contact: 4125 Aircraft Dr., Anchorage, AK 99502. 907-243-5448, FAX 907-243-0649 or 800-544-0551.

Aleutian Islands Unalaska/Port Of Dutch Harbor What To Do UNALASKA/PORT OF DUTCH HARBOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Unalaska.info

Located roughly 800 miles southwest of Anchorage, nestled in the heart of the Aleutians lies the City of Unalaska & the international Port of Dutch Harbor. Sweeping vistas, a rich history & culture, and an abundance of natural wonder awaits discovery! Follow your sense of adventure and discover a place like no other. For a free visitor guide contact us at 877-581-2612 or www.unalaska.info.

Bristol Bay Dillingham Where To Stay BEAVER CREEK BED AND BREAKFAST

dillinghamalaska.com

Experience Dillingham’s best! Rooms, cabins, houses, car rentals. bcbbinfo@gmail.com.

Birdwatching • Wildlife Viewing

ANDREW AIRWAYS, INC andrewairways.com

Experience Kodiak! Join us on a spectacular 4 hour or all day bear view. Try an all day fishing float trip or a scenic flight see. Let Andrew Airways design a trip from a bear view to a do it yourself cabin or full service lodge. How about charter fishing, ATV adventures, hotel or B&B assistance. Let us create a true Kodiak adventure! 907-487-2566. andrewair1@aol.com. History • Culture Academic

ALUTIIQ MUSEUM & ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPOSITORY alutiiqmuseum.org

Explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage. See ancient artifacts and learn how traditions continue. Various Activities

KODIAK MARINE TOURS & FLY FISHING SERVICE kodiakrivercamps.com

For your adventure on Kodiak Island we offer whale watching marine tours aboard our comfortable charter vessel. We also provide fly fishing services which include fly fishing instruction, day trip guide service and week long packages. Accommodations available for our tour and fishing guests. 907-486-5310.

Kodiak Island Where To Stay Hotels • Motels

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KULIK LODGE kuliklodge.com

Located inside Katmai National Park. Alaska’s premier sportfishing lodge since 1950. Three- to seven-night all-inclusive packages, with daily fly-outs via float plane for 11 species of fish. Seasonal service June 9-Oct. 6. Rates from $2,800 per person. Contact: Dept. VP, 4125 Aircraft Dr., Anchorage, AK 99502. 907-243-5448, FAX 907-243-0649 or 800-544-0551.

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Kodiak Archipelago Kodiak Where To Stay BEST WESTERN KODIAK INN & CONVENTION CENTER

kodiakinn.com

Kodiak’s leading hotel with downtown harbor view. Single and two beds, mini suites, fitness center, hot tub, courtesy van, cont. breakfast. Chart Room Restaurant/Lounge and catering. In-room fridge, free Wi-Fi, pillowtop beds. Guest freezer, laundry room and biz center. Reservations: 888-KODIAK4. Email info@kodiakinn.com. ;

branchriverair.com

“Best In the Bush” float plane service in Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay and Alaska Peninsula. Bear viewing, flightseeing, fly-out fishing. River rafting, fishing, lodging, charters. Hunting for moose and caribou. Contact PO Box 545, King Salmon, Alaska 99613. Call (907) 246-3437. FAX (907) 248-3837. E-mail: bras@alaska.net.

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ALASKA FACT Simplify your vacation with the free TravelAlaska iPhone app. Search TravelAlaska in the iTunes store to start your journey!

SHELIKOF LODGE

shelikoflodgealaska.com

Full service hotel located in downtown Kodiak two blocks from the city center. Clean, comfortable, newly refurbished rooms. Great rates $85-$115. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms. Restaurant open daily 6:30 AM-9:00 PM offering breakfast, lunch & dinner. Cable TV. Shuttle service. Free Wi-Fi. 24-hour desk. 907486-4141, FAX 907-486-4116. shelikoflodge@gci.net. Wilderness Lodges • Resorts

AFOGNAK WILDERNESS LODGE afognaklodge.com

Escape to the rustic elegance of the enchanted forest & fjords surrounding this incredible lodge/guest cabins. Outstanding fully-guided fresh/saltwater fishing with a wide variety & abundance of up-close land/marine wildlife. Cabin-cruisers, kayaking, sauna, superb local cuisine. $800/day; 1/2-fare/ teens + under; 866-978-4417; 360-799-3250.


What To Do SEA HAWK AIR

ayakulikadventures.com

Six day guided fishing, bear viewing, wildlife photography and nature hiking in the most scenic remote site on the Ayakulik River, Kodiak Island. Comfortable lodging, outstanding meals, helicopter transportation & professional guides. At the mouth of the Ayakulik River. The best fishing and bear viewing in Alaska! A lifetime experience! 907-486-5999.

seahawkair.com

Bears, bears, bears. Want to see a bear, go on a fly-in fishing trip or remote outing? We are Kodiak’s finest custom floatplane service with years of experience flying Kodiak Island & Katmai Park. Guided bear viewing, sightseeing, remote fishing trips & outings. Photos and info online. 506 Trident Way, Kodiak, AK 99615. For top quality adventure call us at 800-770-HAWK.

ZACHAR BAY LODGE zacharbay.com

Open All Year TV in Room Phone in Room Private Bath Shared Bath Kitchen Room Service Internet Handicap Access Restaurant Cocktails Pets Allowed

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Alaska By Highway It is about 2,300 miles between Seattle and Fairbanks and a leisurely drive up the Alaska Highway takes, on average, four to five days. Plan a minimum of two weeks to ensure you have plenty of time to explore our magnificent state. Check out the camping facilities listed above as you explore Alaska by road. If you fly here, traveling time is considerably shorter. Two days should be allowed for traveling to and from Alaska, with the rest of your vacation time left for exploring the Great Land in a rented RV/motorhome or car.

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Many visitors are pleasantly surprised to find that driving distances between Alaska communities are not as long as anticipated, so plan on including several side trips in your itinerary. For more information about highway travel, visit Drive2Alaska.com/vp

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Visiting Alaska is about meeting incredible people and exploring diverse destinations. Listed below are the communities that are proud to support Alaska’s visitor industry. To receive additional visitor information, contact these communities directly or circle the corresponding community on the Reply Card.

Come to Alaska — we’re expecting you. Inside Passage Northern Region Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau haines.ak.us

PO Box 530 Haines, AK 99827 907-766-2234 800-458-3579 FAX: 907-766-3155

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau traveljuneau.com

Visitor Information Center 800 Glacier Ave. Suite 201 Juneau, AK 99801 907-586-2201 888-581-2201 FAX: 907-586-6304

Pelican Chamber of Commerce pelican.net

PO Box 737 Pelican, AK 99832 907-735-2202 FAX: 907-735-2258

Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau sitka.org

PO Box 1226 Sitka, AK 99835 907-747-5940 FAX: 907-747-3739

Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau

Southern Region City of Coffman Cove

The Kenai Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

PO Box 18135 Coffman Cove, AK 99918 907-329-2233 FAX: 907-329-2212

35571 Kenai Spur Hwy Soldotna, AK 99669 907-262-5229 800-535-3624 FAX: 907-262-5212

ccalaska.com

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau visit-ketchikan.com

PO Box 23368 Ketchikan, AK 99901 907-225-6166 800-770-3300 FAX: 907-225-4250

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center petersburg.org

PO Box 649 Petersburg, AK 99833 907-772-4636 (VIC) 907-772-3646 (C of C) 866-484-4700

Wrangell Convention & Visitors Bureau wrangell.com

PO Box 1350 Wrangell, AK 99929 907-874-2829 800-367-9745 FAX: 907-874-3952

Southcentral Anchorage Area Visit Anchorage anchorage.net

524 W. Fourth Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 907-257-2363 800-478-1255 FAX: 907-278-5559

Girdwood Chamber of Commerce

girdwoodchamber.com

kenaipeninsula.org

Homer Chamber of Commerce homeralaska.org

201 Sterling Highway Homer, AK 99603 907-235-7740 FAX: 907-235-8766

Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau visitkenai.com

11471 Kenai Spur Highway Kenai, AK 99611 907-283-1991 FAX: 907-283-2230

Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau seward.com

PO Box 749 Seward, AK 99664 907-224-8051 FAX: 907-224-5353

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce visitsoldotna.com

44790 Sterling Hwy. Soldotna, AK 99669 907-262-9814 FAX: 907-262-3566

Mat-Su Valley Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau alaskavisit.com

7744 E. Visitors View Court Palmer, AK 99645 907-746-5000 FAX: 907-746-2688

PO Box 1313 Girdwood, AK 99587

skagway.com

PO Box 1029 Skagway, AK 99840 907-983-2854 888-762-1898 (Message) FAX: 907-983-3854

Yakutat Chamber of Commerce yakutatalaska.com

PO Box 510 Yakutat, AK 99689 907-784-3933 888-925-8828

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cordovachamber.com

PO Box 99 Cordova, AK 99574 907-424-7260 FAX: 907-424-7259

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau valdezalaska.org

104 Chenega St. Valdez, AK 99686 907-835-2984 FAX: 907-835-4845

Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce whittieralaskachamber.org

PO Box 607 Whittier, AK 99693

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Mainstreet Visitor Center PO Box 389 Tok, AK 99780 907-883-5775 FAX: 907-883-5773

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Prince William Sound Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

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Western Arctic Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau

Aleutian Islands Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor Convention & Visitors Bureau

PO Box 240 Nome, AK 99762 907-443-6555 FAX: 907-443-5832

PO Box 545 Unalaska, AK 99685 907-581-2612 877-581-2612 FAX: 907-581-2613

visitnomealaska.com

unalaska.info

Fairbanks Area Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kodiak Archipelago Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

explorefairbanks.com

101 Dunkel St. Suite 111 Fairbanks, AK 99701 907-456-5774 800-327-5774 FAX: 907-459-3757

kodiak.org

100 Marine Way, Suite 200 Kodiak, AK 99615 907-486-4782 800-789-4782 FAX: 907-486-6545

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2013 AlAskA CAlendAr of events

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Alaskans know how to have fun. And you can join us! Listed below is just a sample of 2013 happenings around the state. You’ll find just about everything—from the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race and the Alaska State Fair to the wild, fun-loving events of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and the countless salmon and halibut fishing derbies. For more Calendar of Events, visit TravelAlaska.com.

SEASONAL • Sled Dog Races – STW. (Winter). Many communities sponsor races. Contact local visitor information centers for dates and details. • Fishing Derbies – STW. Many communities sponsor derbies with cash prizes. Contact local visitor information centers for dates and details. • Independence Day – STW. Fourth of July is celebrated throughout the state. Check local visitor information centers for details.

JANUARY 12 Mid-winter Medieval Festival – Ketchikan – IP. Annual celebration of medieval and renaissance music, food and dress. Phone: 907-254-1984; Website: kmars.webs.com 18 Alcan 200 Road Rally – Haines – IP. (Jan 18-19) International snow machine race from US/Canadian border to Dezadeash Lake & back on the Haines Hwy. Phone: 907-766-2050; Website: alcan200.org 19 Polar Bear Jump Off – Seward – SC. A bonechilling plunge for the fight against cancer. Phone: 907-224-8051; Website: seward.com

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For details of these events, contact the event directly. For a complete list of Calendar of Events in each town, contact the convention and visitors bureau in the area you’ll be visiting. Addresses, phone numbers and websites for these bureaus are listed on the Community Information pages 100-101. Be sure to bring this Planner with you as a handy resource on your trip to Alaska. Then get ready to join the fun!

27 Peninsula Winter Games – Soldotna – SC. Winter Festival for the kids! Phone: 907-2629814; Website: soldotnachamber.com 31 Sitka Jazz Festival – Sitka – IP. (Jan 31-Feb 2) Enjoy a variety of world-class jazz provided by students and guest jazz musicians. Phone: 907747-3653; Website: sitkajazzfestival.com

FEBRUARY 2 Cordova Iceworm Festival – Cordova – SC. (First weekend in Feb) Fun-filled weekend in mid-winter, parade, games, food, music and fireworks. Phone: 907-424-7260; Website: cordovachamber.com 2 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race – Fairbanks – IN. 1,000 mile sled dog race begins in Whitehorse, Canada and ends in Fairbanks. Phone: 907-452-7954; Website: yukonquest.com 7 Winter Carnival – Homer – SC. (Feb 7-10) No cabin fever here! Get out and play the Homer way! Phone: 907-235-7740; Website: homeralaska.org

21 Festival of Native Arts – Fairbanks – IN. (Feb 21-23) Celebrate Native culture with song, dance, arts and crafts. Phone: 907-474-6889; Website: fna.community.uaf.edu 23 Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival – Anchorage – SC. (Feb 23 - Mar 3) Outhouse races, snow sculptures and reindeer dash.Phone: 907-274-1177; Website: furrondy.net 26 BP World Ice Art Championships – Fairbanks – IN. (Feb 26 – Mar 31 ) International Ice sculpting competition with over 180+ sculptures plus a kids park. Phone: 907-451-8250; Website: icealaska.com

MARCH 2 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days – Nenana – IN. (March 2-3) Celebrations and setting up the Tripod for the ice breakup on the Tanana River. Phone: 907-832-5446; Website: nenanaakiceclassic.com 2 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: Th e Last Great Race on Earth - SC-FN. A race in some of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. From Anchorage to Nome, each team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover over 1,049 miles. Website: iditarod.com


15 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby – Homer – SC. (May 15 - Sept 15) Win big at the largest & longest running jackpot derby in Alaska! Phone: 907-235-7740; Website: homerhalibutderby.com

7 Arti Gras – Sitka – IP. (March 7-17) Regional artists and musicians get together with workshops, live music, etc. Phone: 907-747-4821; Website: artigras.info

16 Little Norway Festival – Petersburg – IP. (Third full weekend in May) Big festival with arts/crafts, parade, pageant, seafood feasts, dance and more! Phone: 907-772-3646; Website: petersburg.org

APRIL ND Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic – Paxson – IN. Snowmobile/skier teams race 5.5 miles for the ultimate adrenaline rush! Phone: 907-456-2626; Website: arcticman.com ND Stikine River Birding Festival – Wrangell – IP. Perfect opportunity for adventurous birdwatchers to observe bald eagles and millions of migrating shorebirds. Phone: 800-367-9745; Website: wrangell.com 5 Hummingbird Festival – Kethchikan – IP. 18th annual festival honoring the Rufus Hummingbird and over 100 other migratory birds returning to SE Alaska. Phone: 907-228-6220; Email: r10_ketchikan_Alaska_Info@fs.fed.us 8 Alaska Folk Festival – Juneau – IP. (April 8-14) Alaska’s largest gathering of musicians for a week of performances, workshops and dances. Phone: 907-463-3316; Website: Akfolkfest.org

MAY ND Birding Festival – Kenai – SC. Guided birding tours, viewing platforms with experts, films, lectures and photography. Phone: 907-260-5449; Website: kenaibirdfest.com ND Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival – Cordova – SC. World-class birding eventmillions of shorebirds, speakers, seminars, field trips and workshops. Phone: 907-424-7260; Website: cordovachamber.com ND Valdez May Day Fly-In – Valdez – SC. Bush pilot competition. Phone: 907-835-INFO (4636); Website: valdezalaska.org

25 King Salmon Derby – Ketchikan – IP. (May 25-27, June 1-2 & June 8-9) 66th annual derby sponsored by Ketchikan CHARR, with proceeds going to their education scholarship fund. Phone: 907-247-2234; Website: cloverpassresort.com 25 Crab Festival – Kodiak – SW. (May 25-27) Great food, games, rides, parade, sporting events, art showcases and more. Phone: 907-486-5557; Website: www.facebook.com/kodiakcrabfestival Email: admin@kodiakfishingderby.org 30 Yakutat Tern Festival – Yakutat - IP. (May 30-June 2) Celebrating Aleutian Terns while unifying and educating about ecotourism. Phone: 907-784-3359; Website: yakutatternfestival.org

JUNE ND Mayor’s Marathon and Half-Marathon – Anchorage – SC. Join runners and walkers from throughout the world for this annual marathon. Main races are certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association with shorter individual races also offered. Phone: 907-7861325; Website: mayorsmarathon.com 1 Seward Halibut Tournament – Seward – SC. (June 1-30) Challenge Mother Nature’s depths in search of “the Big One”. Phone: 907-224-8051; Website: seward.com 7 Colony Days – Palmer – SC. (June 7-9) Celebrate Palmer’s history with this community festival. Phone: 907-745-2880; Website: palmerchamber.org

3 Juneau Jazz and Classics – Juneau – IP. (May 3-18) The finest jazz, blues and classical music performed by renowned musicians. Phone: 907-463-3378; Website: jazzandclassics.org

7 Sitka Summer Music Festival – Sitka – IP. (June 7- July 6) Showcasing world-class classical chamber music by internationally acclaimed musicians. Phone: 907-747-6447; Website: sitkamusicfesitval.org

9 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival – Homer – SC. (May 9-12) Annual Alaskan rite of spring! Family fun outdoors! Phone: 907-235-7740; Website: homeralaska.org/events

8 Kenai River Festival – Soldotna – SC. (June 8-9) 5k/10k “Run for the River” race, festival, music and local arts. Phone: 907-260-5449; Website: kenaiwatershed.org

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16 Annual Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay – Haines – IP. (June 16-20) From Haines Junction to Haines, 148.8 miles through the Kluane Park & the Chilkat Eagle Preserve. Phone: 907-766-2455; Website: kcibr.org 22 Gold Rush Days – Juneau – IP. (June 22-23) Juneau’s mining and timber heritage are celebrated with fun and competitive events. Phone: 907-523-3300 22 Midnight Sun Parade – Nome – FN. Come watch this year’s parade as our judges choose their four favorite floats! Phone: 907-443-6555; Website: visitnomealaska.com 23 Midnight Sun Festival – Fairbanks – IN. Alaska’s largest single-day event with a parade, softball tournament, folk festival, great food and more! Phone: 907-452-8671; Website: downtownfairbanks.com

JULY 4 Girdwood Forest Fair - Girdwood - SC. (July 4-6) Free family fair featuring Alaskan artists, hand crafted items, exotic foods and entertainers. Website: girdwoodforestfair.com

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3 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Restart – Willow – SC. Alaska’s premier sporting event officially begins on Willow Lake. Phone: 907-376-5155; Website: iditarod.com

4 Mt. Marathon Race – Seward – SC. A grueling foot race climb and descent on 3,022 ft. Mt. Marathon – 1.5 miles up and back, complete with cliffs, waterfalls, and a spectacular view. Phone: 907-224-8051; Website: seward.com 6 Ninilchik Annual Rodeo – Ninilchik – SC. (July 6-7) Home town rodeo with bucking bulls, barrel racing and more. Phone: 907-567-3670; Website: kenaipeninsulafair.com 10 Bear Paw Festival – Eagle River – SC. (July 10-14) Free festival in downtown Eagle River with carnival rides, entertainment, wacky contest & more. Phone: 907-694-4702; Website: bearpawfestival.org 14 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival – Fairbanks – IN. (July 14-28) Multi-disciplinary study performance festival with workshops by guest artists. Phone: 907-474-8869; Website: fsaf.org 17 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics – Fairbanks – IN. (July 17-20) Native peoples compete in traditional games, pageants and dances. Phone: 907-452-6646; Website: weio.org 17 Golden Days – Fairbanks – IN. (July 17-21) Celebrating Fairbanks’ gold rush history with a parade, historic reenactments and more! Phone: 907-452-1105; Website: fairbankschamber.org/goldendays

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2013 Alaska Calendar of Events

JULY, continued 25 SE Alaska State Fair & Bald Eagle Music Festival – Haines – IP. (July 25-28) Four fun filled days, including a parade, exhibits, logging show, live music, food and daily entertainment. Phone: 907-766-2476; Website: seakfair.org 27 Copper River Wild Salmon Days – Cordova – SC. (Last weekend in July) Wild weekend celebration to sing out salmon, music and marathons. Phone: 907-424-3334; Website: copperriverwild.org

AUGUST 2 Blueberry Festival & Gigglefeet Dance Festival – Ketchikan – IP. (Aug 2-4) 38th annual event packed into 3 days of fun-music, dance, art, cuisine & contests. Phone: 907-225-2211; Website: ketchikanarts.org 2 Salmonstock – Ninilchik – SC. (Aug 2-4) Three day celebration of wild Alaskan salmon and the people who depend upon them. Phone: 907-743-1900; Website: Salmonstock.org 2 Tanana Valley State Fair – Fairbanks – IN. (Aug 2-10) Produce, exhibits, rides, craft vendors, entertainment and food! Phone: 907-452-3750; Website: tananavalleyfair.org 3 Fairweather Day – Yakutat - IP. Live music, food and games on Cannon Beach. Phone: 907-784-3202 (Glacier Bear Lodge); Website: ptialaska.net/~gycc/events.html 3 Warm August Nights Music Festival – Kodiak – SW. Live music, local bands. Phone: 907-539-2010 9 Sitka Seafood Festival – Sitka – IP. (Aug 9-10) Experience Alaska’s seafood through entertainment, education and culinary delights. Phone: 907-607-4845; Website: sitkaseafoodfestival.org 10 “By The Sea” Arts & Seafood Festival – Coffman Cove – IP. (Aug 10-11) Fine Arts, Farmers Market, Battle of the Bands, Seafood, etc. Phone: 907-329-2233; Website: ccalaska.com/events/arts-festival/ 10 Silver Salmon Derby – Seward – SC. (Aug 10-18) Compete for the largest coho or an elusive tagged fish. Phone: 907-224-8051; Website: seward.com 16 Kenai Peninsula Fair – Ninilchik – SC. (Aug 16-18) Jr. Market Livestock Auction and great entertainment for the whole family. Phone: 907567-3670; Website: kenaipeninsulafair.com

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22 Alaska State Fair – Palmer – SC. (Aug 22Sept 2). Alaska’s largest event featuring great entertainment, rides, exhibits, huge veggies, food & fun for the whole family. Phone: 907-745-4827; Website: alaskastatefair.org

13 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival – Haines – IP. (Nov 13-17 & 19) Event celebrating the peak of the winter gathering of eagles, educational seminars, tours and family events. Phone: 907766-3094; Website: baldeagles.org/festival

31 Cordova Fungus Festival – Cordova – SC. (Last weekend in Aug) In-depth studies of Copper River Delta fungi & mushrooms. Phone: 907424-5560; Website: cordovachamber.com

29 Winter Arts Faire – Ketchikan – IP. (Nov 29-30) Annual Holiday arts fair with creations from over 75 local artists. Phone: 907-225-2211; Website: ketchikanarts.com

31 Rodeo and State Fair – Kodiak – SW. (Aug 31Sept 2) Rodeo, pony rides, petting zoo, contests, games, food & fun! Phone: 907-487-4440; Website: kodiakrodeoandstatefair.com

30 Christmas Comes to Kenai – Kenai – SC. Turkey trot foot race, bonfire, electric lights parade. Phone: 907-283-1991; Website: visitkenai.com

SEPTEMBER

DECEMBER

ND Klondike Road Relay - Skagway - IP. A road relay from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, Yukon (110 Miles). Phone: 867-668-4236; Website: klondikeroadrelay.com

ND Festival of Lights – Wrangell – IP. Tree lighting, Christmas celebration, homemade food, arts and crafts. Phone: 907-874-2829; Website: wrangellchamber.org

14 Tongass Rainforest Festival – Petersburg – IP. (2nd weekend of Sept.) Bring participants closer to the natural world through education, exploration and the arts. Phone: 907-772-3381; Website: petersburg.org

1 Winter Wonderland – Eagle River – SC. Santa arrives with reindeer, choirs, goodies and holiday tree lighting. Phone: 907-694-4702; Website: cer.org

29 Kenai River Marathon – Kenai – SC. 26.2 mile flat, fast, paved and scenic. Where wildlife viewing opportunities abound. Phone: 907-2833692; Website: kenairivermarathon.org

OCTOBER 1 Octoberfest Celebration – Petersburg – IP. (Oct 1-31) Music concerts, readings, art/craft classes, quilt show, races, Brew Fest and silent auction. Phone: 907-772-4573; Website: petersburg.org 11 Alaska Day Festival – Sitka – IP. (Oct 11-18) Commemorates the transfer of the Russian claim of Alaska to the US with ceremonies, costume ball, dances, dinners, contests, parade and more. Phone: 907-747-3469; Website: alaskadayfestival.org

6 Colony Christmas – Palmer – SC. (Dec 6-8) Christmas comes alive in downtown Palmer. Phone: 907-745-2880; Website: palmerchamber.org 6 Holiday Weekend – Seward – SC. (Dec 6-8) A holiday weekend full of fun & shopping. Phone: 907-224-8051; Website: seward.com 7 Christmas Kickoff and Bidarki Bazaar – Cordova – SC. (First weekend in Dec) Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, parade, Santa Claus and community craft bazaar. Phone: 907424-7260; Website: cordovachamber.com 24 Julebukking – Petersburg – IP. According to Norwegian tradition on Christmas Eve local merchants offer customers food & spirits in appreciation for their business that year. Phone: 907-772- 4636; Website: petersburg.org

NOVEMBER ND Athabascan Fiddlers Festival – Fairbanks – IN. Gathering of Native musicians from around the state for music, dance and cultural dress. Phone: 907-459-3741 7 Sitka Whalefest – Sitka – IP. (Nov 7-10) Current research, whale watching cruises, concerts, art show and more! Phone: 907-747-7964; Website: sitkawhalefest.org

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STW . . . . . . Statewide SW . . . . . . Southwest ND . . . . . . . Date Not Determined at Time of publishing


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The 2012-2013 Alaska State Vacation Planner guide.

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