Seein’ Alaska – Top Attractions

There are many ways to see Alaska. There are many paid tours to be taken. But one of the best ways to see the beauty around you is to go on self-guided walks.

Juneau – You can take the city bus out to Mendenhall Glacier. Walk out to the visitors’ center. There are informative talks and great viewing of the glacier. You will see many interesting displays regarding the area. Everything is free except the bus fare.

Skagway – Walk from the Cruise Ship Terminal to the visitor’s center near the train station. They have different free activities daily and you will want to check them out so you can plan you day. They also have an on-going video made up of old photos. It is well worth your time to see the video.

Victoria – The Royal BD Museum is in the center of town. The ship will provide a bus to town for a nominal fee; then you can walk to the museum from there. Another walk would take you to Craigdarroch Castle.  It’s a 40-45 minute walk from the Inner Harbour, up fort Street, along Antique Row and various interesting shops and sights. It’s uphill going to the castle, but an easy downhill going back to the shuttle stop.

Ketchikan – Ask locals for directions to the fish hatchery and the totem pole park.

Prince Rupert – Walk to the center of town and you will see eagles galore. At first you might not see them, but look up in the tall tress. Then go do to the waterfront where the fisherman are cleaning their catch. The eagles will be on the prowl for leftovers.