Alaska is a place that attracts those who want to break with conventionality. It owns the mountains and forests in a way that is unique. And it is to all who have been lucky to go there – unforgettable. Picture yourself cruising past freezing glaciers, jagged peaks, evergreen forests and quaint gold rush era towns that burst with colour and charisma to discover why Alaska is always in season.
Vancouver blends urban and natural beauty seamlessly, boasting mountains, sea, culture, and art. The Vancouver Lookout Tower offers 360-degree city views against a wilderness backdrop. Explore art, nature, and culture, from Vancouver Art Gallery to Chinatown. Stanley Park’s trails and Seawall, cycling from Coal Harbour to Kitsilano Beach, provide a nature-infused urban escape.
Sail Alaska’s winter landscapes, weaving through islands and glaciers for a 500-mile journey. Discover sculpted mountains, scattered islands, and thrilling wildlife encounters. Witness glacier calving and humpback whales in tranquil waters. The Inside Passage offers a voyage through coastal wonders, from hidden villages to carved fjords.
Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World, serves as an exciting introduction to Alaska’s splendors. Cruise or fly over the Misty Fjords National Monument for breathtaking views. Spot grizzlies, whales, and seals in this wildlife-rich region. Explore the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Heritage Centre, home to eagles, bears, and totem poles. Delve into Ketchikan’s history, from its colorful past to legendary sites like Dolly’s House and the Married Man trail.
Explore Juneau’s natural wonders with the sprawling Mendenhall Glacier from the Icefield. This remote city is surrounded by rugged mountains, offering dramatic landscapes. Witness the view from Mount Roberts Tramway, gazing upon the city and colossal mountains. Encounter diverse wildlife like bears and eagles, and witness humpback whales migrating in icy waters. Immerse yourself in thrilling outdoor activities like fishing, snow-sledding, and kayaking, embracing Juneau’s allure.
Explore Skagway’s history and nature. The gold rush echoes in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and downtown. Ride White Pass & Yukon Route for stunning scenery. Follow Chilkoot Trail Hike to trace gold seekers’ steps. Skagway, on the Inside Passage, boasts rivers, forests, bears, eagles, whales, and glaciers.
Explore the wild landscapes of Sitka, a land of bears and icy adventures. Sail the Inside Passage, spotting eagles and whales. Discover Russian history at St. Michael’s Church dome and Tlingit culture through totem poles. Mount Edgecumbe offers Fuji-like views from Kruzof Island. Experience Sitka’s wonders through activities like flying, fishing, and savoring cuisine.
Yakutat, Alaska, hosts North America’s largest glacier, with a more than six-mile-wide calving front. Hubbard Glacier, originating 76 miles inland, is highly active, having undergone two significant surges in 30 years. Named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, a U.S. lawyer and the National Geographic Society’s first president, it remains a majestic natural wonder.
Experience remote grandeur in Seward, where glaciers and whales shine against mountains. Kenai Fjords National Park offers breathtaking Alaska vistas. Fjords, Harding Icefield, and cascading glaciers shape the stunning scene. Encounter vivid ice at Holgate Glacier via kayak or boat. Anchorage’s contrast and First Nation culture enrich this remote city’s allure.