Dutch Harbor lies within the city limits of Unalaska and is connected to Unalaska by a bridge. The Aleut or Unangan have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. The Unangan people, who were the first to inhabit the island of Unalaska, named it "Ounalashka" meaning ‘Near the Peninsula’. Dutch Harbor was so named by the Russians because they believed that a Dutch vessel was the first European ship to enter the harbor. The port of Unalaska / Dutch Harbor is the main port and field base for the storied Bering Sea king crab fishery.
The Russian influence is best viewed by touring the Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest cruciform-style Russian churches in the country. The Cathedral is a National Historic Landmark and houses one of Alaska's largest and richest collections of Russian artifacts, religious icons and art pieces, some having been donated to the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch Harbor is also known to War veterans and history buffs as the only land in North America, besides Pearl Harbor, that was bombed by Japanese zeros during World War II. Tour the many remnants and remembrances of military presence throughout the island as well as at the WWII Historical Center. The sites and the Historic Center are part of the WWII National Historic Area opened by the National Park Service in 2002.
The small village of Enmelen is populated by a mixture of Chukchi and Yupik people, who support themselves through a combination of reindeer herding, and the hunting of sea mammals. You may count on a warm welcome from villagers, who will treat you to a concert, local food, and Inuit Games.
The National Geographic Society led a number of expeditions to Katmai, and in 1919 on its last expedition, Geographic Harbor was discovered in the previously uncharted Amalik Bay. The myriad of Alaskan glaciers is worth the trip by itself. The short exciting ride to the fishing grounds is dotted with seals, otters, innumerable sea birds, and often a panoramic display of whales. Whale watching in Katmai National Park is an exciting experience.
The Inside Passage is a coastal route for vessels, extending from southeastern Alaska, through western British Columbia, to northwestern Washington state. Millions of years ago, glaciers separated the inside passage, leaving a trail of spectacular fjords, islands and bays. Today the spectacular view will take your breath away. The rich green of the Tonga National Park will amaze you.
Lorino is the largest indigenous village in the whole autonomous okrug and larger even than Lavrentiya, the administrative centre of the district, which is found to the north-west of Lorino. The area around the village was used as the setting for the film The Chief of Chukotka. The Lorino hot springs are located 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from the village. The village has a high school, a daycare center, a boarding school, a cultural center, a food store, a hospital, a post-office, and a breeding farm with more than 300 Arctic foxes.
Nome is a city of a vital significance in Alaska. This place offers excellent tundra views and an amazing wildlife. Grizzly bears, moose and many species of birds will be seen here, for sure. Visitors can enjoy numerous activities not only in winter but also in summer. The most famous activity is Iditarod Sled Dog Race that takes place every March and it is one of the toughest sled dog race in the world. Nome is an area of Alaska that satisfy every taste!
Provideniya is the administrative center of Providensky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The city is located on Komsomolskaya Bay, across the Bering Strait from Alaska. There is a technical school, one functioning cinema, a post office, a museum of Chukotka history and culture and one of the only two ski slopes in Chukotka.
Sitka was once the center of fur trade of the Russian empire. This heritage is visible all around-the Cathedral of St.Michael with the onion-shaped dome, and the Indian fort where the Tlingkit Indians were fighting the Russians settlers. To learn more you can explore the Sitka Sound, visit a desert camp for fishing and wonder in the rainforest with a local guide.
Saint Paul Island is the largest of the Pribilof Islands, a group of five Alaskan volcanic islands located in the Bering Sea between the United States and Russia. The church of the island is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Saint Paul Island is well known as a birdwatching haven and it is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Wrangell is a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Wrangell is located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island, an island in the Alaska Panhandle. Being located on Wrangell island, Wrangell has two basics forms of transportation: ferry and airplane. The primary industry of the city is fishing, and it is a tourist destination. The former large wood processing factory in Wrangell closed down some time ago.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
Enjoy one of the mildest climates in Canada, spend the day watching the fascinating vegetation of Boutsart Gardens or tasting wines from the Okanagan Valley. Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and is close to Coast Mountain area.
Roam the blossoming tundra in Achen Lagoon and observe the wealth of bird life in Preobrazheniya Bay. Keep a watch for common puffins, horned puffins and auklets. A walk to the cliffs will reveal the fascinating panorama of the bay.
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