The historic and scenic
community of Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside
town. Nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, it is flanked on
the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the
Pacific Ocean and the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage.
Visitors can see humpback whales, view tufted puffins and other
sea birds at St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor
enthusiast come here to fish for world-class salmon and halibut or
take part in the many recreational activities from boating,
kayaking, and hiking.
riches with warm hospitality, ancient Tlingit living culture and
history, unique Russian heritage, fact filled museums, hand-carved
totems, abundant Alaskan wildlife and plenty of exciting