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2018 Sitka Vacation Planner


Contents RIch History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Sitka Loves The Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Vibrant Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Legendary Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Travel Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Watchable Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Downtown Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Wilderness Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Outdoor Recreation Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Getting Here A quick 2 hour flight from Seattle, getting here is easy. Alaska Airlines offers multiple daily flights year round, while Delta Airlines offers daily service into Sitka during the summer. For a more scenic trip, hop aboard the Alaska Marine Highway, a ferry system that treks up Alaska’s beautiful coastline. Vehicles can be transported on board and private cabins are available. The more adventurous and budget-minded can choose to sleep in the viewing areas or on deck under the solarium. Sitka’s picturesque, mountain-lined shores are part of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a popular stop for both independent boaters and cruise ships. Cruisers seeking a personal, small ship experience will find it on Alaskan Dream Cruises, Fantasy Cruises, Sound Sailing or The Boat Company. Visitors who prefer a more traditional large ship experience can book through Azmara, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises or Windstar. Once in Sitka, getting around is easy. Downtown is walkable and the city prides itself on being a bicycle friendly community. To explore the road system outside of downtown, visitors can choose from car, bicycle or scooter rentals, taxi cabs, or the RIDE public bus system. Harbor Mountain ©

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Sitka is home to the State’s oldest federally designated park, the Sitka National Historical Park. Established as a National Monument in 1910, the park commemorates the Russian settlement in Alaska and interprets the last battle between Native Alaskans and the Europeans where the Russians defeated the Tlingit Indians. The park also protects Native totems and offers visitors the opportunity to watch Native artists as they work. The Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel which was built between 1844 and 1848, is the principal representation of Russian cultural influence in the 19th century in North America. Castle Hill was the site of the ceremonial transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States Sitka commemorates the transfer each year with a week-long Alaska Day Festival that culminates on October 18th with the a parade and reenactment Besides being the birthplace of the Alaska Territory, of past come ceremony. to life, and Sitka also served as its capital for nearly 40 years.

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VIBRANT CULTURE

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Massive totemic panels stand watch outside the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi, a theater built in the style of a community clan house. Inside, the stage backdrop is fashioned from giant cedar panels that are adorned with hand-carved totemic designs and painted in traditional colors. A central fire pit and tiered seating creates an unforgettable setting for the Naa Kahidi Dancers, who offer stirring performances of ancient songs and dances of the Tlingit people. Explore the state’s largest collection of Alaska Native artifacts at the Sheldon Jackson Museum where native artisans demonstrate age-old crafts while visitors gaze upon more than 5,000 pieces contained in the collection. Step back in time with a visit to the Russian Bishop’s House, one of the only remaining examples of Russian log architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Located downtown, the building was

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completed in 1842 and served as the seat of the Russian Orthodox Diocese which spanned from California to Kamchatka in the Russian far east. Today, the historic site looks much like it did at its commencement and is adorned with period furniture and Russian icons. Nearby, the prominent onion-shaped domes of St. Michael’s mark the Sitka skyline as they have for nearly two centuries. Those who venture inside the active Russian Orthodox church will discover a remarkable collection of religious art, with pieces believed to date back to the 17th century. Energetic new life is breathed into Sitka’s Russian history by the New Archangel Dancers. This all-female troupe provides remarkable entertainment through a variety of dance renditions that represent the cultures of Russia and surrounding areas.


New Archangel Dancers © Roberta White

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For the avid angler looking for a great fish story, Sitka is a dream come true. The surrounding waters have the highest saltwater catch rate for King Salmon in the state of Alaska, not to mention world-class halibut fishing. Catch that mountable king and trophy halibut with one of Sitka’s many fishing guide services or combine convenience with the fishing trip of a lifetime by booking a multi-day package that includes lodging, daily fishing trips, local transportation and food. For fisherman who prefer the finesse and control of the fly, inland rivers are ripe with different species of salmon and trout, depending on the season. Join a guide company that specializes in freshwater fishing, and travel by plane and boat to freshwater sites around Sitka. The secluded, untapped streams make for high quality angling trips. Put your angling skills to the ultimate test at the annual Sitka Salmon Derby. Local and visiting fishermen spend the two weekends around Memorial Day competing for tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Although each salmon holds the promise of a possible prize, the real hope is to land the biggest salmon of the derby and walk away with the prestigious title and all the awards that go with it.

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The water and land surrounding Sitka are well known for abundant and diverse wildlife. Whether you dream of having an experience with one of the largest mammals on earth or watching loveable sea otters floating with their babies, a wildlife boat tour will bring your dreams within easy reach! Experience raptors up close and personal at the Alaska Raptor Center, a sanctuary that helps to rehabilitate injured raptors and release them back into the wild. Many other birds of prey from around the state can be viewed on site, including great-horned owls, golden eagles and red-tailed hawks. The Sitka Sound Science Center brings sea life to you! See a re-articulated whale skeleton that washed up on a nearby shore, and get a tactile experience with one of many touch tanks that encourages handson interaction with starfish, anemones, abalone and barnacles. The facility also breeds 4 different types of salmon, serves as a hatchery, and releases smolts into Sitka Sound each May. A memorable experience with coastal brown bears awaits you at the Fortress of the Bear, a refuge for orphaned brown bear cubs that would otherwise be euthanized. The sanctuary allows visitors to see bears at play in a created environment.

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ADVENTURE Beyond the city of Sitka’s tiny footprint sits thousands of square miles of unadulterated, purely wild, untouched country that includes a temperate rainforest, freshwater rivers, inland bays, snowcapped mountains and Mt. Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. For those who seek boundless adventure in the great outdoors, Sitka delivers beyond your wildest dreams. Motor over the backcountry on a four-wheeler with an ATV tour, explore volcanic caves at the base of Mt. Edgecumbe on an ocean raft adventure, head to the skies to get an aerial view of the Alaskan wilderness on a flightseeing excursion, or paddle through the harbor and surrounding islands with a kayak tour or rental, a personalized way to observe sea life. Those who prefer to spend their outdoor time on a golf course will enjoy amazing views while testing their shot strategy with challenging elevation changes and tight fairways. Active adventurers can lace up and tackle the island’s many hiking trails, or rent a bicycle at the local bike shop and check out dozens of routes around Sitka – from smooth and easy rides to rugged terrain with steep climbs and descents. Outdoor equipment and fly fishing rentals are available for those who want to spend time in the wilderness on their own terms.

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HE ARTS Sitka’s inspirational setting and eclectic atmosphere attracts celebrated artists from around the world. There’s a bustling arts scene throughout the summer with Sitka Fest! This arts extravaganza combines the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, science and humanities symposiums and art shares. It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful site for the Sitka Summer Music Festival, which attracts world-renown chamber musicians. The stage at the Harrigan Centennial Hall is backed by floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide stunning views of Sitka Sound throughout the performances. Promising young artists come from throughout Alaska and the United States for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, recognized as an outstanding arts program by the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts. Nightly art shares allow locals and visitors to see the variety and caliber of talent embodied in the faculty and students. In January and early February, the Sitka Jazz Festival brings in jazz musicians from around the world to teach and perform. Clinics in jazz history, theory and improvisation helps musicians refine their craft, while concerts from local and international artists provide evening entertainment.

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Sitka Wearable Art Show thinkartthinksitka.com Herring Fishery adfg.alaska.gov

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Ocean Wave Quilters Guild Quilt Show facebook.com/groups/oceanwave Julie Hughes Triathlon juliehughestri.com Sitka Salmon Derby: May-June (907) 747-6790

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Sitka Summer Music Festival: June-July alaskaclassics.org Sitka Fine Arts Camp: June-July fineartscamp.org

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Sitka Seafood Festival sitkaseafoodfestival.com Change Your Latitude 57 (degree) North Open Water Challenge changeyourlatitude.org

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Sitka Whalefest sitkawhalefest.org

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Sitka Artisans Market & Holiday Craft Party thinkartthinksitka.com

Paths Across the Pacific pathsacrossthepacific.org

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Mudball Classic Softball Tournament juneausoftball.com

October

Alaska Day Festival alaskadayfestival.org Monthly Grind: October-April thinkartthinksitka.com

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TRAVEL DIRECTORY Accommodations . . . . . . . . 20-22

Guided Sightseeing Tours . 26-27

Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Hotels / Motels . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

City Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27

Ground Transport . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Bed & Breakfasts . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Flightseeing Tours . . . . . . . . . . 27

Camping / Cabins / RVs . . . . . 20

Wildlife Boat Tours . . . . . . . . . . 27

Lodges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Outdoor Activities . . . . . . . . . . 28

Banking / Financial . . . . . . . . . 30

Vacation Rentals . . . . . . . . . 21-22

All-Terrain Vehicles . . . . . . . . . 28

Fishing / Marine Supplies . . . . 30

Reservation Service . . . . . . . . . 22

Bicycle Rentals and Tours . . . . 28

Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23

Kayak Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Rentals & Equipment . . . . . . . . 28

Events / Festivals . . . . . . . 23-24

Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Fishing - Freshwater . . . . . 24-25

Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

Fishing - Saltwater . . . . . . 25-26

Shops / Galleries . . . . . . . . 29-30

To / From Sitka . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Water Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Visitor Services . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

Liquor Stores / Bars . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Pharmacies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Port Services / Moorage . . . . . 31 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Travel Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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FLYING AT A HIGHER STANDARD

Alaska Seaplanes is the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska with scheduled, year-round passenger and cargo services. From Sitka we operate direct flights to Klawock, Kake, and Juneau. Our Juneau flights offer convenient connections to Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Excursion Inlet, Angoon, Tenakee, Pelican and Elfin Cove.

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SCHEDULED & CHARTER FLIGHTS Schedule your flight anytime with 24/7 online booking!

Sitka (907) 747-2820, Juneau (907) 789-3331 www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com info@flyalaskaseaplanes.com

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SAFE & RELIABLE SERVICE

Many of our aircraft are IFR certified so that you can count on safe and reliable service to anywhere we fly, even with the challenges of Alaska weather.

COLD STORAGE

For your convenience, we have freezer/cooler baggage storage available in the Juneau Airport.

GREAT CONNECTIONS IN ALL DIRECTIONS. WHERE WILL YOU GO?

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ACCOMMODATIONS

BED & BREAKFASTS An Otter’s Cove Bed-N-Breakfast 3211 Halibut Point Road (907)747-4529 • jorcheryl@gmail.com www.ottercovebandb.com

HOTELS / MOTELS

Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka (See ad on this page)

Scarlet Way Inn 103 Scarlet Way • (907)738-8992 cell scarletwayinn@gmail.com

New & comfortable rooms. Full kitchen, cable TV, breakfast by prior arrangement, sun room & sitting rooms, deck w/BBQ, spectacular panoramic views of the ocean, Island & mountains. Wildlife often a bonus.

210 Lake Street (907)747-3477 sitka@aspenhotelsak.com www.aspenhotelsak.com P

Ann’s Gavan Hill Bed & Breakfast 415 Arrowhead Street (907)747-8023 • annbills@gci.net www.annsgavanhill.com P

Seaview Bed & Breakfast 1605 Davidoff Street • (907)747-3908

Sitka Hotel 118 Lincoln Street (907)747-3288 info@sitkahotel.com www.sitkahotel.com P

Annahootz Bed & Breakfast 111 Jeff Davis Street (907)747-6498 • cdhanson@att.net www.annahootzbnb.com

112 Bahovec Court • (907)747-6401 vonnie@gci.net • http://vonnies.net

Sitka Super 8 (See ad on page 21)

Our bedroom suites feature private outside entrance, full baths, sitting rooms, mini kitchens, outside deck and WiFi. Centrally located. A short stroll to harbors, charters, downtown and points of interest.

Totem Square Hotel & Marina (See ad on page 21)

Cinnamon Bear Bed & Breakfast 117 Darrin Drive (907)747-3141 • tsfriske@gci.net www.sitkacinnamonbearbandb.com

404 Sawmill Creek Road • (907)747-8804 www.super8.com/sitka03097 P

201 Katlian Street (866)300-1353 • (907)747-3693 info@totemsquarehotelmarina.com www.totemsquarehotelmarina.com P

Westmark Sitka Hotel (See ad on page 21)

330 Seward Street • (800)544-0970 (907)747-6241 • info@westmarkhotels.com www.westmarkhotels.com/destinations/ sitka-hotel/ P

Hannah’s Bed & Breakfast 504 Monastery Street (907)747-8309 • sandy@hannahsbandb.com www.hannahsbandb.com Jamestown Bay B & B 117 Jamestown Drive (907)747-5643 • (907)738-5643 cell reservations@jamestownbay.com www.jamestownbay.com

Vonnie’s B & B and Guide Service (See ad on page 26)

CABINS / CAMPING / HOSTEL / RV’S Sealing Cove RV Parking On Japonski Island, adjacent to Sealing Cove Boat Harbor (907)747-3439 Sitka Harbor Master www.cityofsitka.com/government/departments/harbor/RVParking.html Sitka International Hostel 109 Jeff Davis Street • (907)747-8661 sitkahostel@yahoo.com • www.sitkahostel.org Sitka Sportsman’s Association RV Park & Camping Site 5211 Halibut Point Road (907)623-7740 cell • www.rvsitka.com P U.S. Forest Service/Sitka Ranger District 2108 Halibut Point Road (907)747-6671 • r10_sitka_rd@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov/goto/tongass/sitkard

Sitka’s newest hotel featuring 70 beautiful suites

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All spacious rooms feature fully furnished kitchenettes Complimentary WIFI, parking, exercise room and lobby coffee Freezer storage for freshly caught Alaskan fish

907.747-3477 AspenHotelsAK.com Anchorage Juneau Kenai Soldotna Haines

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LODGES Baranof Wilderness Lodge PO Box 2187 • (800)613-6551 (907)738-3597 cell mtrotter@flyfishalaska.com www.flyfishalaska.com

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Cascade Creek Inn & Charters 2035 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-6804 info@cascadecreekinnandcharters.com www.cascadecreekinnandcharters.com Dove Island Lodge PO Box 1512 • (888)318-3474 (907)747-5660 • (907)738-0856 cell gofish@doveislandlodge.com www.doveislandlodge.com Fishermen’s Inn PO Box 8092 • Port Alexander, AK 99836 (907)568-2399 • kmullifish@aol.com www.fishermensinn.com IslandView Resort & Charters 4405 Halibut Point Road (888)998-6544 • (907)747-6544 info@islandviewcharters.com www.islandviewcharters.com Sitka Point Lodge & Fishing Charters 4110 Halibut Point Road (888)747-7406 • (907)747-7406 sitkapointlodge@gmail.com www.sitkapointcharters.com

FREE SuperStart® Breakfast • FREE Hi-Speed Internet • 24-Hr. Gst. Laundry • HBO Only Hotel in Sitka w/AC • FREE In-rm. Microwave/fridge, Coffee, Hairdryer & Safe At Traffic Circle Intersec of Halibut Pt. Rd. & Sawmill Creek Rd. • 404 Sawmill Creek Rd. Sitka, AK 99835 • (907) 747-8804 Destination Super

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All Super 8 hotels are independently owned and operated.

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VACATION RENTALS

Talon Lodge

(See ad on page 24) PO Box 6506 • (800)536-1864 info@talonlodge.com • www.talonlodge.com

Wild Strawberry Lodge (See ad on page 25)

724 Siginaka Way (800)770-2628 (907)747-3232 info@wildstrawberrylodge.com www.wildstrawberrylodge.com

Biorka Guest House 611 Biorka Street • (907)738-7333 cell biorkaguesthouse@ak.net www.biorkaguesthouse.com

World Class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/lodging packages. Deluxe home cooking featuring fresh seafood. We promise “Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality” and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. B & B lodging available off-season.

Totem Square Hotel & Marina

Annahootz Remote Float House (See ad on page 27) PO Box 52 • (907)747-2608 (907)738-0996 cell • jim@annahootz.com www.annahootz.com

Cottages on Monastery 207 Monastery Street (800)750-4712 • (907)747-4712 reservations@sitkatravel.com www.sitkatravel.com

The finest lodging in scenic Sitka by the sea Full restaurant, lounge and deck overlooking the mountains and harbor. Open 7 days a week / downtown location

Waterfront Hotel in Historic Downtown Sitka with beautiful views and great service! Waterfront deck, lounge & dining

907-747-3693 • 866.300.1353 201 Katlian Street • totemsquarehotel.com Circle #3 on Reader Service Card

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330 Seward Street, Sitka, AK • 907-747-6241 Central Reservations: 800-544-0970 www.westmarkhotels.com Circle #4 on Reader Service Card

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Dreaming Bear Suites 405 Etolin Way • (907)747-8601 fairweather308@gci.net www.fairweatherdreams.com

Charming and cozy studio apartments in the heart of downtown, close to harbor, cafés and attractions. Full kitchen, deck, garden. Sleeps 3-5. Pets on approval. Smoke-free. Seasonal rates. WiFi.

Fairweather Vacation Rental 308 Monastery Street • (907)747-8601 fairweather308@gci.net www.fairweatherdreams.com

Cozy one bedroom, private, comfortable apartment located downtown close to the harbor, cafés, attractions. Full kitchen, deck, garden. Sleeps 4-6. Pets on approval. Smoke-free. Seasonal rates. Free high speed internet.

Fisherman’s Quay (See ad on this page)

475 A Katlian Street (800)750-4712 • (907)738-3557 cell reservations@sitkatravel.com www.fishermansquay.com/lodging Forty Winks Sitka 211 Seward Street • (907)747-6460 • bshoe@alaska.net • www.fortywinksuffda.com Frank & Gloria’s Place 109 Sand Dollar Drive • (907)747-8711 scig@ak.net • www.sitkadream.com Circle #5 on Reader Service Card

IslandView Resort & Charters 4405 Halibut Point Road (888)998-6544 • (907)747-6544 info@islandviewcharters.com www.islandviewcharters.com Sitka Rock Suites 4256/4257 Halibut Point Road (907)738-1710 cell sitkarocksuites@yahoo.com www.sitkarocksuites.com Sitka’s Home Away From Home 406 Hemlock Street • (800)478-8558 (907)747-8558 • info@vacationsitka.com www.vacationsitka.com

RESERVATION SERVICE Sitka Travel (See ad on page 27)

105 Sand Dollar Drive • (800)750-4712 (907)738-0176 cell reservations@sitkatravel.com www.sitkatravel.com

ATTRACTIONS Alaska Raptor Center (See ad on page 23)

1000 Raptor Way • (800)643-9425 (907)747-8662 • members@alaskaraptor.org www.alaskaraptor.org P

Fortress of the Bear (See ad on page 23)

4639 Sawmill Creek Road • (907)747-3032 info@fortressofthebear.org www.fortressofthebear.org Naa Kahidi Dancers 200 Katlian Street • (907)747-7137 touroperations@sitkatribe-nsn.gov www.sitkatours.com P

New Archangel Dancers (See ad on page 23)

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208 Smith Street • (907)747-5516 newarchangel@gci.net www.newarchangeldancers.com

www.fishermansquay.com

Historic Sitka Lodging On the Waterfront • The Loft: Sleeps up to 9, offers commanding views of surrounding islands and Sitka Channel maritime activity. • The Bunkhouse: 2 adjoining units, sleeps up to 10 each. Fully appointed kitchens, living and dining. Fisherman’s Quay, Ph: 907-738-3557 475 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK 99835

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-750-4712

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Celebrating Sitka’s Russian heritage by performing lively, authentic, and professionally choreographed folk dances from Russia and surrounding regions. Regular summer shows are performed at Harrigan Centennial Hall in downtown Sitka. Call for updated times and venues. P

Sheldon Jackson Museum National Historic Site 104 College Drive • (907)747-8981 www.museums.alaska.gov/sheldon_jackson/ sjhome.html P Sitka Historical Society and Museum 330 Harbor Drive • (907)747-6455 halspackman@sitkahistory.org www.sitkahistory.org

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Sitka National Historical Park 106 Metlakatla Street • (907)747-0110 www.nps.gov/sitk P

Sitka Sound Science Center (See ad on this page)

834 Lincoln Street • (907)747-8878 information@sitkascience.org www.sitkascience.org St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral National Historic Landmark 240 Lincoln Street • (907)747-8120 www.stmichaelcathedral.org P

CRUISES

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Alaskan Dream Cruises (See ad on page 22)

where magnificent resident bears roam in a naturalized setting.

1512 Sawmill Creek Road • (855)747-8100 info@alaskandreamcruises.com www.alaskandreamcruises.com

Viewing from above a covered area, take photos and memories to last a lifetime.

Small cruise ship line which highlights the unique areas of Southeast on adventure ships. Have local insider’s knowledge of where to go and what to do. Prices include shore excursions.

Located 5 miles from the center of town, we are available through shuttles, tours, taxis and car rentals.

Fantasy Cruises Small Ship Cruising-only 32 passengers (800)234-3861 • fancruzinfo@gmail.com www.smallalaskaship.com Sound Sailing – S/V Bob Eliason Harbor (907)887-9446 • capt.blain@soundsailing.com www.soundsailing.com

4639 Sawmill Creek rd. Sitka, ak • 907-747-3032

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NEW ARCHANGEL DANCERS

There is no better way to experience the pristine waters of Southeast than sailing!  Watch whales, fish, hike or relax on-board.  Our group size is small (6), our guest experience maximum!

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The Alaskan Adventure (907)251-7112 info@thealaskanadventure.com www.thealaskanadventure.com The Boat Company PO Box 1839 • Poulsbo, WA 98370 (877)647-8268 request@theboatcompany.com www.theboatcompany.org

Preserving Sitka’s Russian History with Authentic Folk Dances Performing at Harrigan Centennial Hall Call (907) 747-5516 for Show Times Facebook: New Archangel Dancers www.NewArchangelDancers.com

© Molly Blackmon

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EVENTS/FESTIVALS Alaska Day Festival (October) PO Box 1355 • (907)747-3469 www.alaskadayfestival.org Sitka Fine Arts Camp PO Box 3086 • (907)747-3085 office@fineartscamp.org www.fineartscamp.org Sitka Seafood Festival PO Box 2106 • (907)747-3400 sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com www.sitkaseafoodfestival.com

Discover Sitka Below the Surface

Aquarium • Hatchery • Gift Shop Open Year Round | Tours Available 834 Lincoln Street Sitka, Alaska, 907.747.8878 @SitkaScience www.sitkascience.org Circle #11 on Reader Service Card

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Sitka Summer Music Festival (See ad on page 22)

104 Jeff Davis Street • (907)747-6774 info@sitkamusicfestival.org www.alaskaclassics.org

Join us for magnificent music at Alaska’s premier chamber music festival. Internationally acclaimed musicians are featured in weekend concerts and a series of free events, June 5 - July 1, 2018.

Sitka WhaleFest (November) 834 Lincoln Street • (907)747-8878 Ext. 2 whalefest@sitkascience.org www.sitkawhalefest.org

FISHING FRESHWATER Alaska Getaway 1009 Halibut Point Road • (907)966-3474 paul@alaskagetaway.net www.alaskagetaway.net

flyfishsitka.com 907-738-2737 • Classic Casting Adventures Special Use Permit Holder Tongass National Forest

Baranof Wilderness Lodge PO Box 2187 • (800)613-6551 (907)738-3597 cell mtrotter@flyfishalaska.com www.flyfishalaska.com

Classic Casting Adventures (See ad on this page)

PO Box 6398 • (907)738-2737 cell tad@flyfishsitka.com • www.flyfishsitka.com

Freshwater fishing excursions for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Rivers are accessed by boat and float plane. Fly fishing and spin casting available. Waders and fishing gear provided. Salt water fishing also available.

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Dove Island Lodge PO Box 1512 • (888)318-3474 (907)747-5660 • (907)738-0856 cell gofish@doveislandlodge.com www.doveislandlodge.com Sitka Alaska Outfitters 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301• ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com Sitka Fish Outfitters 700 Park Street • (907)738-4011 cell jamie@sitkafish.com • www.sitkafish.com

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AAA Wild Horses Charters PO Box 1556 • (661)333-0942 wildhorsescharters@gmail.com www.wildhorseschartersllc.com ABC Island Guides 3004 Barker Street • (907)738-3141 cell abcislandguides@gmail.com www.abcislandguides.com

Alaska Adventures Unlimited (See ad on this page)

208 Lake Street, Suite B • (907)747-5576 gofish@akadventuresunlimited.com www.akadventuresunlimited.com

Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. (See ad on this page) 724 Siginaka Way (800)770-2628 • (907)747-3232 info@wildstrawberrylodge.com www.wildstrawberrylodge.com

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World-class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/ lodging packages. We promise “Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality” and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. Saltwater Sportfishing at its finest!

Alaskan Reel Affair Charters, LLC PO Box 1825 • (907)738-3322 cell reel.affair@worldnet.att.net www.reelaffair.com Angling Unlimited, Inc. 4256 Halibut Point Road (800)297-3380 • (907)747-3736 info@anglingunlimited.com www.anglingunlimited.com Baranof Wilderness Lodge PO Box 2187 • (800)613-6551 (907)738-3597 cell mtrotter@flyfishalaska.com www.flyfishalaska.com Beyond Boundaries Expeditions PO Box 2187 • (800)613-6551 (907)738-3597 cell mtrotter@flyfishalaska.com www.flyfishalaska.com

Big Blue Charters (See ad on this page)

PO Box 2956 • (907)747-5161 mike@bigbluecharters.com www.bigbluecharters.com

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Cascade Creek Inn & Charters 2035 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-6804 info@cascadecreekinnandcharters.com www.cascadecreekinnandcharters.com

Classic Casting Adventures (See ad on page 24)

PO Box 6398 • (907)738-2737 cell tad@flyfishsitka.com • www.flyfishsitka.com Dove Island Lodge PO Box 1512 • (888)318-3474 (907)747-5660 • (907)738-0856 cell gofish@doveislandlodge.com www.doveislandlodge.com Circle #17 on Reader Service Card

FOUR B CHARTERS 907-351-7483

➤ Wildlife Tours ➤ Fishing Charters ➤ Coastal Transport

Frontier Charters & Lodge 3922 Halibut Point Road • (800)388-1218 frontiercharters@alaskan.com www.frontiercharters.com IslandView Resort & Charters 4405 Halibut Point Road (888)998-6544 • (907)747-6544 info@islandviewcharters.com www.islandviewcharters.com Kingfisher Charters & Lodge PO Box 1781 • (800)727-6136 (907)747-6136 • kingfish@ptialaska.net www.kingfishercharters.co

www.whalesinsitka.com

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Latitude 57 Charters PO Box 2136 • (907)723-2884 cell lat57charters@outlook.com http://lat57charters.com Sitka Alaska Outfitters 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301 • ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com

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Sitka Point Lodge & Fishing Charters PO Box 2194 • (888)747-7406 (907)747-7406 • sitkapointlodge@gmail.com www.sitkapointcharters.com

Talon Lodge (See ad on page 24)

PO Box 6506 • (800)536-1864 info@talonlodge.com • www.talonlodge.com The Alaskan Adventure PO Box 6001 • (907)251-7112 info@thealaskanadventure.com www.thealaskanadventure.com

Vonnie’s B & B and Guide Service (See ad on this page) 112 Bahovec Court • (907)747-6401 vonnie@gci.net • http://vonnies.net

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING CITY TOURS 738 Taxi (907)738-4576 cell • Mary0560@gci.net Baranof Taxi and Tours (907)738-9135 cell baranof_tours@yahoo.com www.baranoftours.com

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Checkered Tours PO Box 1351 • (907)738-9417 cell Jbudd3500@yahoo.com https://sitkacheckeredtours.com/ Cummins Taxi & Tours PO Box 6623 • (907)738-3079 cell cumminstaxiandtours@gmail.com www.cumminstaxiandtours.com

Sitka Tours

(See ad on this page) PO Box 1001 • (907)747-5800 aksitkatours@aol.com www.sitkatoursalaska.com Sitka Wildlife Tours (907)738-1733 cell • conine@gci.net www.sitkawildlifetours.com Specialized Tours of Sitka (907)623-7716 cell info@specializedtoursofsitka.com www.specializedtoursofsitka.com Sunset Cab (907)623-0979 cell scott.w.delong@hotmail.com Taste of Sitka Seawalk Tours PO Box 1567 • (907)738-6574 cell robert@tasteofsitka.com www.tasteofsitka.com Tribal Tours (907)747-7137 touroperations@sitkatribe-nsn.gov www.sitkatours.com

FLIGHTSEEING TOURS Dove Island Lodge PO Box 1512 • (888)318-3474 (907)747-5660 • (907)738-0856 cell gofish@doveislandlodge.com www.doveislandlodge.com Harris Aircraft Services, Inc. 400 Airport Road • (907)966-3050 info@harrisair.com • www.harrisair.com

WILDLIFE BOAT TOURS AAA Wild Horses Charters PO Box 1556 • (661)333-0942 wildhorsescharters@gmail.com www.wildhorseschartersllc.com

Annahootz Alaskan Adventures (See ad on this page)

PO Box 52 • (907)747-2608 (907)738-0996 cell • jim@annahootz.com www.annahootz.com Esther G Sea Tours 215 Shotgun Alley • (907)747-6481 (907)738-6481 cell • alaskadavey@gmail.com www.puffinsandwhales.com

(Deer, Bear, Goat)

Four B Charters (See ad on page 26)

PO Box 6237 • (907)351-7483 cell fourbcharters@gmail.com www.whalesinsitka.com

907-747-2608 or (cell) 907-738-0996 Email: Jim@annahootz.com

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Gallant Adventures PO Box 6186 • (907)738-2855 cell gallantadventures@yahoo.com www.gallantadventures.com

Explore the maze of islands deep in Sitka Sound while on an exciting wildlife boat tour with Gallant Adventures. There Is truly no better way to experience the REAL Sitka.

Lucky Chance Guide Service PO Box 82 • (907)738-8233 cell irmadiman@yahoo.com http://luckychanceguideservice.com Ocean Raft Adventures 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301 • ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com

Enjoy thrilling rides aboard an ocean raft in the awe inspiring setting of Sitka Sound. Have fun, exploring mysterious sea caves, viewing awesome volcanic rock formations and watching incredible wildlife.

Seamarine LLC 701 Pherson Street • (907)738-3724 cell sitkaseamarine@gmail.com www.sitkaseamarine.com Sitka Wildlife Tours (907)738-1733 cell • conine@gci.net www.sitkawildlifetours.com The Alaskan Adventure LLC PO Box 6001 • (907)251-7112 info@thealaskanadventure.com www.thealaskanadventure.com

Vacation rentals and extended stay properties, let us help you book the trip of a lifetime!

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Learn, See and Experience "Beautiful Sitka by the Sea!"

Alaska Wildlife Tours and Water Taxi 306 Islander Drive • (907)738-1062 cell forst@gci.net

907-747-5800

Allen Marine Tours (See ad on page 26)

Email: aksitkatours@aol.com

www.sitkatoursalaska.com

Sitka Wildlife Quest PO Box 1049 • (888)289-0081 (907)747-8100 • info@truealaskantours.com www.truealaskantours.com/sitka-tours/ Cruise Sitka Sound with Alaska’s most experienced tour company. For almost 50 years, it has been our privilege to transform the Alaska dreams you bring with you... into a perfect day filled with memories to last a lifetime.

• Fishing Charter Packages • Marine Wildlife Tours • Floathouse Rentals • Hunting Packages

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OUTDOOR

KAYAK TOURS

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES Alaska ATV Tours 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301 • ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com

Alaska ATV Tours offers all-inclusive guided OHV tours in the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Watch Bears in a natural setting, view incredible wildflower meadows and have a picnic on a beautiful ocean beach.

Dove Island Lodge PO Box 1512 • (888)318-3474 (907)747-5660 • (907)738-0856 cell gofish@doveislandlodge.com www.doveislandlodge.com

BICYCLE RENTALS AND TOURS Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop 329 Harbor Drive • (907)747-6317 www.yellowjerseycycles.com

GOLF Sea Mountain Golf Course 301 Granite Creek Road • (907)747-5663 seamountaingolf@gmail.com www.facebook.com/SeaMountainGolf/

Alaska Travel Adventures 9085 Glacier Highway, #301 Juneau, AK 99801 (800)791-2673 • (907)789-0052 juneau@bestofalaskatravel.com www.bestofalaskatravel.com Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures The Big Blue Bus at Crescent Harbor PO Box 2001 • (907)752-0660 cell info@kayaksitka.com • www.kayaksitka.com

Explore the coast less paddled on an intimate guided sea kayak adventure. Day tours, expeditions, outfitter services and water taxi. Please check out our Tripadvisor reviews online to learn more.

RENTALS & EQUIPMENT ScooterBumz Crescent Harbor • (907)738-4474 cell scooterbumz@hotmail.com www.scooterbumz.com Sitka Alaska Outfitters 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301 • ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com

Guided and self guided trips for fishing, OHV riding and camping. Outdoor equipment sales and rentals, fly shop, fly fishing outfits, boats, camping equipment, OHV’s and trip consulting.

ORGANIZATIONS Alaska Department of Fish & Game 304 Lake Street, Room 103 (907)747-5355 (fishing) www.adfg.alaska.gov City and Borough of Sitka 100 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3294 www.cityofsitka.com Cruise Lines International Association Alaska 360 K Street, Suite 300 Anchorage, AK 99501 (907)339-9340 • info@akcruise.org www.cliaalaska.org

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MEAN QUEEN 205 HARBOR DR. SITKA 907-747-0616

Friends of SItka National Historical Park 103 Monastery Street • (907)747-6281 snhpfriends@gmail.com www.facebook.com/SNHPFriends Greater Sitka Arts Council PO Box 564 • (907)747-2787 thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com www.thinkartthinksitka.com

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Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce 104 Lake Street • (907)747-8604 info@sitkachamber.com www.sitkachamber.com

visitsitka.org •

Sitka Economic Development Association 329 Harbor Drive, Suite 212 (907)747-2660 • sedasitka@gmail.com www.sitka.net Sitka Harbor Department 617 Katlian Street • (907)747-3439 stan.eliason@cityofsitka.org www.cityofsitka.com/government/departments/harbor/ Sitka Lutheran Church 224 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3338 slc.admin@acsalaska.net www.sitkalutheranchurch.com Sitka Trail Works, Inc. 801 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-7244 trail@gci.net • www.sitkatrailworks.org Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium 222 Tongass Drive • (907)966-2411 www.searhc.org Southeast Alaska Tourism Council 800 Glacier Ave. Suite 201 Juneau, AK 99801 (907)321-7231 akinsidepassage@gmail.com www.alaskasinsidepassage.com/ Visit Anchorage 524 W. Fourth Ave • (907)257-2363 www.anchorage.net

RESTAURANTS Ashmo’s Food Truck • (907)738-9466 cell ashmo254@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/pages/ashmos

Baranof Fish Market (See ad on page 21) Located in the Totem Square Hotel 201 Katlian Street • (907)747-3693 www.facebook.com/Baranoffishmarket/ Baranof Island Brewing Company 1209 Sawmill Creek Road • (907)747-2739 info@baranofislandbrewing.com www.baranofislandbrewing.com Bayview Pub 407 Lincoln Street (Upstairs) (907)747-5300 • bayviewpubsitka@gmail.com www.SitkaBayviewPub.com Beak 2 Lincoln Street, Suite 1A • (907)966-2326 renee@beakrestaurant.com Halibut Point Crab & Brew 4513 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-0523 halibutpointcrabandbrew@gmail.com www.facebook.com/crabandbrew

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Harry’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain (See ad on page 28)

Forget Me Not Antique Photo Parlor 207 Harbor Drive • (907)738-5496 cell forgetmenotapp18@gmail.com

Highliner Coffee 327 Seward Street • (907)747-4924 coffeeinfo@highlinercoffee.com www.highlinercoffee.com

25 Years, locally owned and operated, year-round. Over 40 artists. Largest glass and sculpture collection in Alaska. Custom designer jewelry exclusive to our store. Ship worldwide. Have fun shopping!

106 Lincoln Street • (907)966-2123 info@whitesalaska.com www.whitesalaska.com/harry-race

Ludvig’s Bistro & Wine Bar 256 Katlian Street • (907)966-3663 ludvigsbistro@hotmail.com www.ludvigsbistro.com

Mean Queen (See ad on page 28)

205 Harbor Drive • (907)747-0616 meanqueenmary@yahoo.com www.meanqueensitka.com Sea Mart Food Court 1867 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-6266 www.seamart.com Sitka Hotel Restaurant and Lounge 118 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3288 info@sitkahotel.com www.sitkahotel.com/restaurant/

Westmark Raven Dining Room & Lounge (See ad on page 21)

Goldsmith Gallery 407 Lincoln Street • (800)360-5744 (907)747-5744 • gold@alaskajewelry.com www.alaskajewelry.com

Harry’s Custom Print Services 117 Granite Creek Road • (907)966-2180 customservices@whitesalaska.com www.whitesalaska.com Island Artists Gallery 205B Lincoln Street • (907)747-6536 info@islandartistsgallery.com www.islandartistsgallery.com

Sitka Fresh Retail Store

Summer Hours May 15-Sept 15

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM-4PM

Fillets of:

Russell’s 208 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3395 stashinc@ymail.com www.facebook.com/russellssitka

Rockfish • Scallops Halibut • Halibut Cheeks King & Coho Salmon Lingcod • Shrimp Dungeness Sections King Crab & More

Russian American Company 134 Lincoln Street • (907)747-6228 www.russianamericancompany.com

Shipping Available! Sitka Sound Seafoods

Seasons Cards & Gifts 332 Lincoln Street • (907)966-2160 seasons@whitesalaska.com www.whitesalaska.com/seasons.html

Email: sitkafresh@npsi.us

Located in the Westmark Sitka Hotel 330 Seward Street • (907)747-0979 www.westmarkhotels.com/sitka-food

A Division of North Pacific Seafoods, Inc.

329 Katlian Street

907-747-2001

work. life. balance.

SHOPS / GALLERIES Abby’s Reflection Apparel & Quiltworks 231 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3510 jill@abbysreflection.com www.abbysreflection.com

Life is bigger in Southeast Alaska. Here, each day is filled with rewarding work, fresh air, outdoor adventure, and neighbors who know your name.

Alaska Raptor Center Gift Shop (See ad on page 23)

Your healthcare career with SEARHC includes:

1000 Raptor Way • (800)643-9425 (907)747-8662 • members@alaskaraptor.org www.alaskaraptor.org P

• 401K retirement plans

Artist Cove Gallery 241 Lincoln Street • (907)747-6990 artistcovesitka@gmail.com www.artistcovesitka.com

• Paid time off

Baranof Jewelers 200 Lincoln Street • (907)966-3838 baranofjewelers@msn.com www.baranofjewelry.com

• Long- and short-term disability

Bev’s Flowers & Gifts 221 Harbor Drive • (907)747-5052 bevsflowers2008@yahoo.com www.bevsflowersandgifts.com

• Paid family leave • Health, dental, and vision benefits • Life insurance • And more Find your future at:

searhc.org/careers healthy is here.

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TRANSPORTATION

Sitka Bazaar 215 Lincoln Street • (907)747-5510 sitkabazaar@alaska.net Sitka Flowers & The Chocolate Moose 104 Lincoln Street • (800)747-5177 (907)747-5577 • sitkaflowers@gmail.com www.facebook.com/sitkaflowersak

Sitka Fresh Retail (See ad on this page 29)

329 Katlian Street • (907)747-2001 sitkafresh@npsi.us www.northpacificseafoods.com Sitka Fur Gallery 108 Lincoln Street • (907)747-8870 info@akfurs.com • www.akfurs.com Sitka Historical Museum Gift Shop 330 Harbor Drive • (907)747-6455 halspackman@sitkahistory.org www.sitkahistory.org Sitka Rose Gallery 419 Lincoln Street • (888)236-1536 (907)747-3030 • sitkarosegallery@alaskan.com www.sitkarosegallery.com WinterSong Soap Company 202 Lincoln Street • (888)819-8949 (907)747-8949 • wintersongsoap@att.net www.wintersongsoap.com

GROUND TRANSPORT

PO Box 6398 • (907)738-2737 cell tad@flyfishsitka.com • www.flyfishsitka.com

Baranof Taxi and Tours (907)738-4722 cell baranof_tours@yahoo.com http://baranoftaxi.com

Esther G Sea Tours & Taxi 215 Shotgun Alley • (907)747-6481 (907)738-6481 cell • alaskadavey@gmail.com www.puffinsandwhales.com

Ferry Shuttle - Sitka Tours (907)747-5800 • aksitkatours@aol.com www.sitkatoursalaska.com Hank’s Cab (907)747-8888 • (907)738-9990 cell drhankenstien@yahoo.com www.hankscab.com Sitka Car Rental (907)738-2282 cell sitkacarrental@gmail.com www.sitkacarrental.com Sunset Cab (907)623-0979 cell scott.w.delong@hotmail.com The RIDE Public Transit (907)966-4232 • transit@cfc.org www.ridesitka.com

Alaska Airlines 600 Airport Road • (800)252-7522 www.alaskaair.com

5307 Halibut Point Road (800)642-0066 • (907)747-8737 dot.amhs.customer@alaska.gov www.ferryalaska.com See more of Alaska aboard our fleet of state ferries. Whether you walk on, drive on, or ride a bike, it’s a fun and spectacularly scenic way to travel.

Alaska Seaplanes (See ad on page 19) 605 Airport Road • (800)354-2479 (907)747-2820 Sitka (907)789-3331 Juneau info@flyalaskaseaplanes.com www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com Alaska Seaplanes provides direct scheduled flight service to Klawock, Kake and Juneau with convenient connections through Juneau to Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Angoon, Tenakee, Pelican, Elfin Cove and Excursion Inlet.

Harris Aircraft Services, Inc. 400 Airport Road • (907)966-3050 info@harrisair.com • www.harrisair.com

WATER TRANSPORT Alaska Wildlife Tours and Water Taxi 306 Islander Drive • (907)738-1062 cell forst@gci.net

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Four B Charters

(See ad on page 26) PO Box 6237 • (907)351-7483 cell bakkesf@gmail.com • www.whalesinsitka.com Seamarine LLC 701 Pherson Street • (907)738-3724 cell sitkaseamarine@gmail.com www.sitkaseamarine.com Sitka Alaska Outfitters 105B Monastery Street • (877)966-2301 (907)966-2301• ken@sldtours.com www.SitkaAlaskaOutfitters.com Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures PO Box 2001 • (907)752-0660 cell info@kayaksitka.com • www.kayaksitka.com

VISITOR SERVICES

TO / FROM SITKA

Alaska Marine Highway (See ad on this page)

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Classic Casting Adventures (See ad on page 24)

BANKING / FINANCIAL ALPS Federal Credit Union & ATM machine 401 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-6261 www.alpsfcu.org P First Bank & ATM machine 203 Lake Street • (907)747-6636 www.firstbankak.com P First National Bank Alaska & ATM machine 318 Lincoln Street • (907)747-7000 www.FNBAlaska.com P Northrim Bank & ATM machine 315 Lincoln Street, Suite 206 (907)747-8688 • www.northrim.com P Wells Fargo & ATM machine 300 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3226 www.wellsfargo.com P

FISHING / MARINE SUPPLIES Murray Pacific 475 Katlian Street • (907)747-3171 sitka@murraypacific.com

GROCERIES Market Center 210 Baranof Street (downtown) (907)747-6686 www.marketcentersitka.com

104 Lake Street


Sea Mart Grocery Store 1867 Halibut Point Road (907)747-6266 • www.seamart.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Yoga Union 115 College Drive • (907)623-7022 cell yusitka@gmail.com • www.yogaunionsitka.org

INSURANCE Venneberg Insurance, Inc. 225 Harbor Drive • (907)747-8625 info@venneberginsurance.com www.venneberginsurance.com

LIQUOR STORES / BARS Cascade Convenience Center 1211 Sawmill Creek Road • (907)747-8313 customerservice@seamart.com www.cascadeconveniencecenter.com Ernie’s Old Time Saloon 130 Lincoln Street • (907)747-3334 House of Liquor 705 D Halibut Point Road • (907)747-5322

Old Sitka Dock at Halibut Point Marine 4513 Halibut Point Road (907)747-4999 chris@halibutpointmarine.com www.oldsitkadock.com

Sitka Realty 228 Harbor Drive • (907)747-8922 candi@sitkarealty.com • www.sitkarealty.com P

REAL ESTATE

SE Travel Partners 230 Lakeview Drive • (907)738-0883 cell sydney@setravelpartners.com www.setravelpartners.com

Baranof Realty 315 Seward Street, Suite A • (907)747-5636 travis@baranofrealty.com www.baranofrealty.com Davis Realty 208D Lake Street • (907)747-1032 kerri@davisrealtysitka.com www.davisrealtysitka.com

TRAVEL AGENT

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Pioneer Bar & Liquor Store 212 Katlian Street • (907)747-3456 Watson Point Liquors 1867 Halibut Point Road • (907)747-3333 www.watsonpoint.com

Adventure Arts Culture Fishing Hiking Wildlife

MEDIA Daily Sitka Sentinel 112 Barracks Street • (907)747-3219 news@sitkasentinel.com www.sitkasentinel.com Raven Radio Foundation, Inc. KCAW FM 104.7 & 90.1 2 Lincoln Street, Suite B (907)747-5877 • www.kcaw.org P The Local Pages 4910 W. Amelia Earhart Way, Suite 1 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 • (888)249-6920

PHARMACIES

Harry Race Pharmacy and Photo

(See ad on page 28) 106 Lincoln Street (907)966-2130 • info@whitesalaska.com www.whitesalaska.com/harry-race White’s Pharmacy 705 Halibut Point Road (907)966-2150 • info@whitesalaska.com www.whitesalaska.com

PORT SERVICES / MOORAGE Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska 124 Lincoln Street, Suite 204 (907)747-3377 • fredr@claalaska.com www.claalaska.com

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Sitka Historical Museum – This is the place where all elements of Sitka’s history converge. Packed with displays, photographs and artifacts from Sitka’s Tlingit, Russian and American history. P ■ $

Russian Bishop’s House – Built in 1842 by the Russian American Company as a residence for the bishop of the Orthodox Church, it’s the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Saint Bishop Innocent (Father Veniaminov) was its first resident. NHLS P

St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church – Made of natural stone and wood, this is the oldest standing church in Sitka with a unique stained glass rose window. The first service was held in 1899. NRHP

Sitka Sound Science Center – Experience the amazing diversity of the many creatures that thrive in our surrounding waters at the aquarium, wet lab, and onsite fish hatchery. P ■ $

Sheldon Jackson State Museum – Est. in 1887, Alaska’s oldest museum resides in the state’s first concrete building. This jewel in the crown of Alaska ethnographic collections focuses on native artifacts from throughout the state during the 1880-1900 period. P $

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10 Sitka Fine Arts Campus, formerly Sheldon Jackson College – is now home to a nationally acclaimed program that provides artistic development for youth K-12 in visual arts, music, dance, theater, writing, and Alaska Native arts. NHLS P

Harrigan Centennial Hall & Summer Information Desk – Built in 1967, this civic center houses the Sitka Historical Museum. During the summer on large cruise ship days an information desk is available and the New Archangel Dancers perform. P ■

Sitka Lutheran Church – The site of the first Protestant Church on the West Coast of North America. Contains artifacts from the original 1843 Finnish Lutheran Church: 1844 Kessler organ, chandelier, pulpit, & communion rail. P

St. Michael’s Cathedral – Located in the heart of downtown, the Russian Orthodox cathedral is an exact replica of the original that was destroyed in 1966. An important collection of art and rare treasures is housed inside. NHLS P ■ $ Donation Suggested

Baranof Castle Hill – With stunning panoramic views of Sitka, this was an early stronghold of the Kiks.adi clan. Later, successions of Russian buildings occupied the hill including “Baranov’s Castle” from 1837 to 1894. This is also the site of the Alaska transfer from Russia to the United States on October 18, 1867. NHLS P

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21 Pioneer Home – This state home for elderly Alaskans was built in 1934. A massive pioneer statue, made of bronze by Alonzo Victor, graces the building front. Visitors are welcome. NRHP P ■

20 Totem Square – A grassy Alaska state park area in downtown Sitka containing a totem pole that displays the double-headed eagle of Sitka’s Russian heritage. P

19 Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahidi Clan House – Built in the style of a Tlingit clan house – it has the largest hand-carved house screen in the Pacific Northwest. The Naa Kahídi Native Dancers perform onsite during the summer. P

18 Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall – Built in 1914, the ANB hall serves as an Alaska Native community center and home to Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood chapters, organizations est. in 1912 to address Alaska Native rights. NHLS P

17 Russian Blockhouse – Replica of a guard tower that was once part of the massive fort wall surrounding this former Russian American capital.

16 Princess Maksoutoff’s Grave – Princess Maksoutoff was the wife of the last Russian governor, Dimitri Maksoutoff.

15 Russian Cemetery – Over 200 years old with many headstones crafted from the ballasts of Russian Ships; a fascinating reminder of Sitka’s Russian past.

14 Sitka National Cemetery – Laid out in the late 19th century by Gen. Jefferson C. Davis. Notable burials include “The World’s Fastest Human” – Olympic multi-gold medalist, Charles Paddock and Medal of Honor recipient, Archie Van Winkle.

13 Fortress of the Bear – A bear rescue center where magnificent resident bears roam in a naturalized setting. Viewing is from above in a covered area – take photos and memories to last a lifetime. P ■ $

12 Alaska Raptor Center – A pioneering wildlife project offers close-up encounters with bald eagles and other birds of prey. The goal is to rehabilitate injured birds and release them back into the wild; however some never recover flight and remain housed at the center’s outdoor display. P ■ $

11 Sitka National Historical Park – This totem pole park preserves and interprets the battle site of 1804 between the Tlingit and Russians. Haida & Tlingit totems from the Louisiana Exposition in the early 1900s, as well as modernly carved poles, are located along a gravel pathway that meanders through the rainforest. NRHP P■

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SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Commemorates site of the Battle of Sitka between the Tlingit Indians and the Russians in 1804. Many totem poles line the trails. Time: 1 hr, Distance 1 way: 1.5 mi, Rating: Easy

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HALIBUT POINT STATE RECREATION SITE Oceanfront park with 3 picnic shelters, easy access to the beach. No restroom facilities or trash cans. Pack in, pack out all refuse. Time: 1 hr, Distance rt: 1 mi, Rating: Easy

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CROSS TRAIL

Close to town. Accessible via Indian River Trail, Gavan Hill Trail, Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary, Charteris St., Cascade St. and Baranof St. Time: 1-2.5 hrs, Distance 1 way: 10 mi, Rating: Easy

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INDIAN RIVER TRAIL

Relaxing walk through northwest coast rainforest with views of the Sisters Mountains. Time: 6 hrs, Distance rt: 9 mi, Rating: Easy

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MOUNT VERSTOVIA

Lower hill slope was logged by Russians in 1860. Good ocean and mountain views from the top on clear days. Time: 6 hrs, Distance rt: 5 mi, Rating: Difficult rt = round trip

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GAVAN HILL TR. /HARBOR MOUNTAIN

Access via end of Baranof Street or Harbor Mt. Bypass road. Vistas of Sitka Sound, Mt. Edgecumbe, surrounding mountains & islands. Time: 4-6 hrs, Distance rt: 12 mi, Rating: Difficult

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BEAVER LAKE/HERRING COVE TRAIL LOOP Popular loop trail skirting Beaver Lake. Vistas of nearby rugged mountains and muskeg. Time: 2 hrs, Distance rt: 3.4 mi, Rating: Moderate

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STARRIGAVAN ESTUARY LIFE

Upper Starrigavan Valley views. Interpretive signs and displays along Estuary Life boardwalk describe the estuary ecosystem. Time: 3 hrs, Distance rt: 2 mi, Rating: Easy

MOSQUITO COVE TRAIL

The North Loop from Starrigavan Campground follows beach/forest fringe to Mosquito Cove; loops back through forested hillside. Time: 1 hr, Distance rt: 1.5 mi, Rating: Moderate

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HERRING COVE TRAIL

One of Sitka’s favorite hiking trails. Lovely walk over muskegs, along marshes and through stunted forests. Time: 2 hrs, Distance rt: 2.8 mi, Rating: Moderate rt = round trip

GODDARD HOT SPRINGS

Accessible by boat or float plane, located 16 miles south of Sitka. Open shelters over hot tubs, feature natural hot springs.

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