7 Night Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier on Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia Coastal Town Seascape Views, Sitka, Alaska
The 7 Night Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Inside Passage, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier, Alaska; Seward, Alaska. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
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Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 4 - Sitka, Alaska
Day 5 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 6 - Skagway, Alaska
Day 7 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day 8 - Seward, Alaska
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Coastal Town Seascape Views, Sitka, Alaska
Coastal Town Seascape Views, Sitka, Alaska
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7 Night Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
3
Ketchikan, Alaska
From 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Sitka, Alaska
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5
Juneau, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
6
Skagway, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Sightseeing from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8
Seward, Alaska
Arrives at 5:00 AM
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 4:30 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 2
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 3
Ketchikan
Alaska
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Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Things to do in
Ketchikan
From 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska

TOTEM TIME

Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems— all authentic replicas— plus a replica clan house.
Insider tip
You can pick up useful maps and brochures at the Ketchikan Visitors Center, located on the dock at Berth 2.
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska

WILDERNESS WANDERING

If you’re craving natural thrills, venture past the town limits into Tongass National Forest. The largest national forest in the U.S., it’s a great place to spot local wildlife like deer, seals— even black bears and bald eagles.
Insider tip
Ketchikan is one of the rainiest towns in North America, so bring waterproof gear and umbrellas.
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska

LORD OF THE FJORD

If you really want to experience Alaska’s dramatic landscape, visit Misty Fjords National Monument. It’s 3,570 square feet of rock walls, towering trees, sea cliffs and dramatic fjords.
Insider tip
Ketchikan’s crossing guards mean business. Use the crosswalks and listen to their instructions.
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Ketchikan isn’t called the canned salmon capital of the world for nothing. Seafood is incorporated in all sorts of dishes, from chowders and omelets to sandwiches and burgers. You’ll find plenty of American staples, but for a taste of the local culture try some traditional native foods like beach asparagus or seaweed. And for a pick-me-up, have a cup of locally roasted Raven’s Brew Coffee.
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska

SHOPPING

The pier is home to specialty shops, galleries and boutiques. But be sure to wander downtown Ketchikan for local finds like authentic Alaskan art, Native crafts, furs and jewelry.

Day 4: Sitka, Alaska

Day 4
Sitka
Alaska
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Volcano Mountain during Sunset, Sitka, Alaska
Volcano Mountain during Sunset, Sitka, Alaska
Things to do in
Sitka
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

LINKS TO THE PAST

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artifacts, watch a documentary film, and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Center.
Insider tip
Pack your sunglasses— Alaska has bright sunlight even in winter.
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska
Saint Peters Cathedral Russian Influence, Sitka, Alaska

BERING HISTORY IN MIND

Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska. Check out the Russian Bishop’s House and watch New Archangel Dancers perform traditional choreography. Then stand atop Castle Hill, where the first American flag flew over Alaska in 1867.
Insider tip
Don’t eat berries along Alaskan trails, as some are poisonous.
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska
Eagle Soaring through the Air, Sitka, Alaska

FOR THE BIRDS

Get up close to native eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at the Alaska Raptor Center’s rehab hospital. Meet the vets who nurse injured birds back to health and view the flight-training center— a rainforest environment where recovered animals relearn survival skills before release back into the wild.
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska
Cuisine Fish and Chips, Sitka, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

The local Pacific Northwest “frontier cuisine” is packed with fresh seafood offerings like sockeye lox and halibut fish and chips. Here you’ll find Dungeness crab harvested by local families and food trucks serving black cod collars. And don’t miss Baranof Island Brewing Company— the Silver Bay IPA and Halibut Point Hefeweizen are two solid sipping options.
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska
Shopping Local Artist Totem Pole, Sitka, Alaska

SHOPPING

Downtown galleries are your best bet for Northwest Coast native art and jewelry made by Inupiat Eskimos. Russian nesting dolls, woven Tlingit baskets and wild berry products also make authentic Alaskan souvenirs. Stop by the WinterSong Soap Company for herbal bath products made on-site.

Day 5: Juneau, Alaska

Day 5
Juneau
Alaska
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Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Things to do in
Juneau
From 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.
Insider tip
Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska

BECOME A MASTER MUSHER

Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.
Insider tip
Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska

GO FOR THE GOLD

Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter— they’re both local favorites.
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska

SHOPPING

For some frontier retail therapy, head to downtown Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally-crafted goods and designer brands.

Day 6: Skagway, Alaska

Day 6
Skagway
Alaska
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Mountains Ice Snow Glaciers , Skagway, Alaska
Mountains Ice Snow Glaciers , Skagway, Alaska
Things to do in
Skagway
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska
Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage rail car along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.
Insider tip
For $5 you can ride the S.M.A.R.T. Bus around town all day long.
Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska
Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

Known as “the world’s longest outdoor museum”, Chilkoot Trail encompasses 33 miles of hiking trails. Follow in the footsteps of Klondike stampeders as you trek through dense rainforest, enjoy incredible scenery, and discover the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. This is the ultimate Alaskan outdoor challenge.
Insider tip
National Park Service rangers lead free walking tours of the historic district five times daily.
Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska
Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska

GO FOR GOLD

Step back in time at the museums of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Relive the good old Gold Rush days through interactive exhibits at its Visitor Center, housed in the restored 19th-century Railroad Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.
Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska
Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Skagway is one of the best places to feast on king crab legs. Hit Skagway Brewing Company for sockeye salmon sandwiches paired with a Blonde Ale made from hand picked Sitka spruce tree tips. Enjoy Mendenhall Mudd or Klondike Walnut fudge at the Alaska Fudge Company— and then sip a nightcap at Red Onion Saloon, the oldest watering hole in town.
Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska
Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska

SHOPPING

Skagway’s downtown historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled among them are galleries selling local artisan paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewelry. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the “Made in Skagway” logo.

Day 7: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Day 7
Hubbard Glacier
Alaska
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Iceberg With Sunset in the Background, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Iceberg With Sunset in the Background, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Things to do in
Hubbard Glacier
Sightseeing from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse— Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.
Yakutat Bay Icy Point, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Yakutat Bay Icy Point, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

TIDES OF ADVENTURE

As you sail into picturesque Yakutat Bay, the first all-weather, all-vessel safe harbor north of Icy Point, you’ll be able to see Hubbard Glacier off in the distance. Passing miles of sandy beaches, keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals lounging on buoys or swimming in waters alongside the ship.
Insider tip
Bring a camera with a good zoom to capture the glacier’s best angle.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

The Yakutat Bay Important Bird Area is known for its large population of breeding Kittlitz’s murrelet. Its open-water habitat is also home to one of the largest breeding colonies of Aleutian terns. More than 200 species of birds can be seen in this area.

Day 8: Seward, Alaska

Day 8
Seward
Alaska
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Icy Mountains Glacier Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Alaska
Icy Mountains Glacier Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Alaska
Things to do in
Seward
Arrives at 5:00 AM
Sandwiched between towering Mount Marathon and glistening Resurrection Bay, the small town of Seward is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and action-packed adventure. Downtown’s Main Street houses a cluster of historic buildings decked out in colorful murals— and its Kenai Peninsula backyard serves as a spectacular outdoor playground. Hit the water for kayaking to tidewater caves, or go flightseeing over bright-blue Exit Glacier. You can hike Caines Head Trail’s pebbled beaches and mountain bike Lost Lake Trail’s alpine valleys. In Seward you’ll discover authentic native cultures, thrilling sport fishing, expansive icefields and all-out adventure— no matter which direction you turn.
Sealife Center Sea Lions Marine Life, Seward, Alaska
Sealife Center Sea Lions Marine Life, Seward, Alaska

ENCOUNTER MARINE LIFE AFLUTTER

Enter the world-class Alaska SeaLife Center for a “window to the sea” where puffins, giant Pacific octopuses, Steller sea lions and colorful fish swim. Hold sea anemones and starfish in touch tanks — or watch salmon splash their way up a fish ladder from an outdoor observation platform.
Kayaking Kenai Fjord National Park Wilderness Outdoor Activities, Seward, Alaska
Kayaking Kenai Fjord National Park Wilderness Outdoor Activities, Seward, Alaska

GO WILD

Explore Kenai Fjords National Park, over 600,000 acres of wilderness chock-full of tidewater glaciers, Alaskan wildlife, and outdoor activities galore. From hiking backwoods trails to bicycling mountain pathways, kayaking icy waters and beach combing rocky shorelines, this park encompasses the best of Alaskan scenery and adventure.
Dog Sledding Huskies Iditarod National Historic, Seaward, Alaska
Dog Sledding Huskies Iditarod National Historic, Seaward, Alaska

DOG DAYS OF ADVENTURE

Live life like an Alaskan musher at Mile 0 of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Learn about the famed dog-sledding race while touring a local kennel. Then board a custom-designed sled for an exhilarating ride through rainforest or across glaciers, a team of spirited huskies leading the way.
Cuisine Crab Eggs Benedict, Seward, Alaska
Cuisine Crab Eggs Benedict, Seward, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Start the day with king crab eggs benedict and then enjoy a reindeer hot dog for lunch. Alaskan sablefish and Resurrection Bay red salmon are both solid dinner choices, best paired with a pint from Seward Brewing Company. Then stop by Sweet Darlings for fudge, gelato or saltwater taffy— all are made in-house.
Shopping Coastal Town, Seward, Alaska
Shopping Coastal Town, Seward, Alaska

SHOPPING

A collection of downtown shops sell handmade pottery, jade jewelry, and hand-crafted knives with carved handles. Totem poles, ulu knives and watercolors by well-known Alaskan artist Karla Morreira all make great souvenirs. And local fish processors can arrange overnight shipping of fresh catches directly to your home.

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