With the start of winter on the horizon, Alaska’s abundance of beautiful foliage is starting to go out of season. Let’s take a moment to honor and remember the most striking flowers and greenery Alaska has to offer before the snow begins to fall. Forget-Me-Not Forget-Me-Nots are found in mountain meadows and best seen during […]
5 Common Misconceptions About Alaska
What do you think of when you hear “Alaska”? Frozen tundra? Polar bears? Expensive foods? Well, there are plenty of rumors going around about the diverse state of Alaska, so we’ve answered some of the most common misconceptions (and the truth) about Alaska. 1. Alaska Is Bustling With Wild Animals Your average Alaskan spends […]
Birdwatching in Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska is teeming with wildlife from the fish, bears, raptors, and deer. If you want to enjoy your time observing wildlife without hunting or fishing, then it’s time to break out the binoculars for some bird watching! Here’s the best birds to look out for on your adventure. Tufted Puffin According to Seaworld.org, “The […]
What is the History between Sitka’s Historic Parks?
In order to understand Sitka and its historical landmarks, you have to understand the two groups that played the biggest role in creating modern day Sitka, Alaska. The Tlingit and the Russians have a significant history that you see expressed through the modern day parks that are sure to take your breath away. Join us […]
Best Conservation Projects in Sitka, Alaska
Sitka is beloved by many travelers because of its breathtaking scenery and wildlife. These resources are wonderful and one of the many reasons why Sitka is a successful small town. There are great organizations throughout the area dedicated to preserving and restoring the beautiful nature we love. Check out a few of the best conservation […]
What Can You Hunt In Sitka, Alaska?
Alaska is known for being one of the best environments for avid outdoorsmen. Its beautiful terrain, peppered with mountains, rivers, forests, and oceans, is home to some of the most magnificent animals around the world. If you’re looking for your next hunting trip, there’s no doubt Sitka should be at the top of your list. […]
When is the best time to visit Sitka, Alaska?
As COVID-19 has become more prevalent in the past few weeks, it’s important to note that intense travel is not advised during this time. Still, we can always rely on Sitka’s glory to still be here when things return to normal. Once you’re ready to get back out and explore the world, when is the […]
What Is Sitka, Alaska Famous For?
It should be no surprise that Sitka has a storied history to pair with its modern appeal. Our small city has been controlled by multiple groups throughout its settlement, as the area held tremendous resources and many waves of settlers came to seek its fortune. To this day, Sitka is known for its astounding wildlife, […]
Is Sitka, Alaska an Island?
It’s no secret Sitka, Alaska has a unique geography and placement within the United States of America. Sitka is not an island, but rather a city on an island. Sitka is on the west side Baranof Island and the south half of Chichagof Island, settled in the Alexander Archipelago. Keep reading to find out why […]
Does Sitka Get Dark During the Winter?
Most people who aren’t in the Deep North tend to ask how long the days or nights are. Does Sitka get dark for months at a time? Does the sun ever go down during the summer? The closer you get to the North and South Poles, the more extreme the phenomenon becomes. For example, Barrow […]