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Destination Alaska

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Adventure, wildlife, Native culture, prospector history, rugged expanses of untamed nature - the Great White North is calling! Planning a journey to Alaska and looking for more inspiration?  We've compiled all sorts useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.  

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Upcoming Adventures

 

Grand Alaska Cruise

In the far reaches of the northwest lies the beautiful state of Alaska, neighbouring the province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Alaska is known for her rugged, untamed natural beauty and is home to much Indigenous history and culture. Often mistaken as a land covered in ice and snow, come see firsthand that Alaska has much more to offer in their ecological paradise of old-growth rainforests, naturally shaped fjords and an abundance of flora and fauna. Come join us as we venture through the wondrous lands of Alaska together! READ MORE

Alaska's Inside Passage

Join us as we retrace the route of the early navigators, following the magnificent Inside Passage, truly one of the most scenic cruises in the world. Imagine a world of rugged mountains rising steeply from the tranquil waters and the stark beauty of glaciers crashing into the sea. Imagine walking in the footsteps of the prospectors rushing in search of gold. Imagine a school of orca whales sunning beside the ship. Imagine flying over a vast expanse of ice or enjoying a freshly grilled salmon. READ MORE

Alaska, Denali and the Yukon

Alaska and the Yukon are the last frontiers of North America. This is a land too wild to be tamed with rugged peaks, raging rivers, grand vistas and hardy people. Its history is relatively short, having only been explored during the gold rushes at the end of the nineteenth century. In recent years a new “gold” rush has taken its place with the search for oil, but the land remains wild and inviting. Come with us as we also discover this new land as we tour both the Canadian and American north. READ MORE

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Photo Credit: Selly Wozniak, Visit Anchorage

Alaska Native Culture, History and Art

"Gain an understanding of Alaska Native lifestyle, beliefs and traditions and their role in contemporary Alaska. Five distinct geographic regions of Alaska shaped traditional life, and more than 20 languages hold the stories and songs of Alaska Native people. Nor are they consigned to the past; Alaska Native cultures are alive and dynamic..." READ MORE

Klondike Gold Rush

“With cries of "Gold! Gold! In the Klondike!" there unfolded in the Yukon and Alaska a brief but fascinating adventure, which has captured the imagination of people around the world ever since.  Beginning in 1897, an army of hopeful gold seekers, boarded ships and headed north toward the vision of riches to be had for the taking. All through the summer and on into the winter of 1897-98, stampeders poured into the newly created Alaskan tent and shack towns of Skagway…”  READ MORE

Food You Must Try in Alaska

“The Last Frontier offers unexpected delight to lovers of fine food and beverage. The near endless daylight combines with rich glacial soils to yield remarkably tasty vegetables and fruits. The pristine North Pacific Ocean produces a bounty of seafood unmatched just about anywhere else in the world, including species specific to the region. Local cooks serve intriguing meals across the state, creating a cuisine that’s uniquely Alaskan...”  READ MORE

From Our Archives


 

Tour Escort Report: Alaska, Denali and the Yukon

“A few years ago, during my Alaska, Denali and the Yukon adventure, something special happened while our coach was winding its way along a scenic, but nearly deserted roadway in Alaska. Someone yelled out "Bear!" and our driver safely stopped and pulled over.  There, on the side of the roa, a brown bear was just a stone's throw away...”  READ MORE

First Timer's Guide to Exploring Alaska

"Are you considering crossing Alaska off your bucket list but are unsure of how to make your adventure an incredible one? From the best time to visit to what you should pack, here are some tips for the first time Alaskan explorer…" READ MORE

Off the Ship in... Ketchikan, Alaska

"In addition to being the land of the unexpected, Alaska, and Ketchikan in particular, is incredibly rich and diverse. Some of this richness comes from the remarkable art the inhabitants of Alaska's first town create. Over 350 of the local residents are registered artists making the city of Ketchikan a living museum..." READ MORE

Make sure to check this page often, as we're always looking for new and exciting resources to help inspire your future travels. Interested in adding Alaska to your wish list? Contact us today for more information.

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