Called “The Great Land” in the Aleut language, come with us to Alaska – a vast region comprised of diverse North American ecosystems that include temperate coastal rainforests, rugged mountains, a tundra-covered interior and the remote Arctic North.

7 Wild Wonders You Need to Experience - Part 1: Animals

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1. Observe the Bears of North America (Grizzly & Polar) From the temperate coastal rain-forest and rugged mountains of British Columbia and Alaska to the gigantic glaciers and brilliant blue ice bergs of the polar region, grizzly bears and polar bears are the most revered bears in the world. To see one in the wild is an...
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Glacier Discovery and Beginning Kayaking in Alaska

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It's always the start of a good day when you wake up to clear skies. Rain is common in Southeast Alaska and though it rarely cancels activities, its absence makes the world seem that much brighter. Baird Glacier was on the docket for today. Baird was once a tidewater glacier but it's retreated to become a hanging glacier and the guides on the Wilde...
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Review from a 3rd Grader Part 3: Five Reasons an Alaska Family Trip is Awesome

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1. It's awesome! They never leave you on shore to just find something to do, they always plan activities and the activities are always fun. You can go kayaking, hiking, skiff touring, or bushwhacking, which is going on land and walking through the forest with a guide who tells you about the different kinds of trees, and plants, and animals, an...
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Tlingit Culture in Wrangell, Alaska

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One of the most interesting moments from my family trip to Alaska was a Tlingit culture presentation at the Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell. We were welcomed by a group of volunteer dancers anxious to share their native songs and dances with us.    For me, the presentation was a reminder of what has happened to native cult...
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Review from a 3rd Grader Part 2: My day in Wrangell

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In the afternoon we went to a town called Wrangell to see a dance presentation by the Tlingit natives, pronounced Klinkit . But before that we went to a museum called the Nolan Center. At the Nolan Center they had a bunch of history about their town. It was originally a native village and then prospectors came in and they founded the town of Wrange...
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