Atka Island, Alaska
Atka Island is the largest island in the Andreanof Islands of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The northeast of Atka Island contains the Korovin volcano which reaches a peak of 1,533 m. The city of Atka, is on the east side of the island. The 2000 census population of the island was 95 persons, almost all in the city of Atka.
Behm Canal, Alaska
The 108-mile Behm Canal runs from the Clarence Strait through the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, and into the channel separating Revillagigedo Island from the mainland. It forms part Inside Passage on the route between Ketchikan and the Misty Fjords National Monument. The canal was named by George Vancouver during his surveying expedition in 1793, in honor of Magnus von Behm, who had been governor of Kamchatka in the Russian Far East when Vancouver called at Petropavlovsk with Captain Cook’s expedition following the Cook’s murder in Hawaii.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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.
Elfin Cove, Alaska
Elfin Cove is a region northwestern of Chichagof Island of the state of Alaska in USA. It is surrounded by boardwalks that connect buldings and homes.
Inside Passage (Cruising)
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.
Kiska Harbor, Alaska
Kiska Harbor is an inlet on the east coast of the island of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. During their occupation of Kiska Island from June 1942 to July 1943 during World War II, the Japanese used Kiska Harbor as a naval base.
Metlakatla is a Tsimshian community situated on Annette Island in Alaska, United States. It is considered as the first inhabited community in southern Alaska since 1887.
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!
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.
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
St. Matthew Island is a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska. The islands of the Bering Sea represent a small but unique Arctic maritime environment, typified by St. Lawrence, Nunivak, and St. Matthew islands and the Pribilof group. These tundra-covered islands are surrounded by sea ice in winter and serve as protected refuges for the world’s largest herds of fur-bearing seals and sea otters, as well as sea lions and walrus.
Saint Paul, Alaska
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.
Unga Spit, Alaska
Unga Spit is a good fishing spot in Alaska, not far from Sand Point in Unga Island. The place is abandoned but is offers beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere. It is very possible to see some species of birds and especially eagles.
Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)
Hubbard Glacier is a glacier situated in Alaska and a part of canada. While cruising you can admire beautiful icebergs formed by calving. Explore the largest glacier in North America and discover its charm. Blue hues and lofty mountains covered with snow will impress you. The wildlife is, also, spectacular. Bears, seabirds, whales and seals create an imaginative scenery.
Vancouver (British Columbia)
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.
Tanaga is an island in Alaska, located in the Aleutian Islands chain in the western part of the state. The island has a land area of approximately 78 square miles and is largely uninhabited. It is part of the Aleutians West Census Area and is home to several active volcanoes, including Tanaga Volcano, which last erupted in 1914. The island is also known for its abundant bird life and is a popular destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.