Communities

Wrangell – Whether you are looking for an unforgettable Alaska outdoor experience or want to learn more about our history and Native culture, the friendly frontier community of Wrangell offers something for everyone. Explore one of Alaska’s oldest communities and visit Wrangell’s award winning Museum and Visitor Center.

As gateway to the Stikine River, Wrangell offers thrilling excursions that take you up close to glaciers, help you catch the fish of a lifetime, or find the wildlife for which you have been searching. Anan Wildlife Observatory is a favorite spot to view Alaskan brown and black bears up close as they feast on salmon. For more information, explore the rest of our site or visit the Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Petersburg – Discover this jewel nestled in the heart of the Inside Passage. Petersburg reminds you of a friendly Nordic village filled with warmth and charm. The community has a deep felt Norwegian heritage, and is well known for its annual celebration of Norwegian Independence Day.

Stroll past main street’s shops and galleries to Outlook Park and enjoy close up views of Frederick Sound, summer home to hundreds of humpback whales, and the spectacular Coastal Mountain Range. Catch a boat, plane or kayak to nearby LeConte Glacier, the southernmost active tidewater glacier in North America. Enjoy locally harvested seafood at one of our local eateries or try catching your own salmon or halibut for dinner. For more information, explore the rest of this site, or contact the Visitor Center.

Prince of Wales Island – Alaska’s best‐kept secret is Prince of Whales Island. At 2,231square miles, it is the third largest island in the United States after Kodiak Island in Alaska, and the Big Island of Hawaii. There are eleven different communities on the island ranging in size from 35 to 1,400 people, with an island –wide population of about 4,500. World class fishing rivers, spectacular wildlife viewing, from whales to black bears, and karst caves that show the geology of Southeast Alaska, are just a few of the attractions on the Island.

With nearly 1,000 miles of road on Prince of Wales you have ample access to camping, biking, hiking, or canoeing. And, you can still find a secluded lake, stream, or beach and have it virtually to yourself. For more info, on the site or contact the P.O.W. Chamber of Commerce.

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