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Where to find…in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

It’s always good to familiarize yourself with new surroundings. Maximize your time in a spot packed with places to see, activities and excursions to enjoy, and food on which to dine. Know where the local amenities in Juneau are: the public restrooms; where to meet your tour bus; the nearest ATM; and other must know points [...]

What to wear in Juneau, Alaska

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Despite its location on the coast, Juneau enjoys a humid continental climate, where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. The city’s temperature extremes are moderated by the local topography and the Pacific Ocean. When it comes to dressing for Juneau weather, prepare for the worst and hope for the [...]

The founding of the City of Juneau, Alaska

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George Pilz, a German immigrant and mining engineer took a crucial role in the founding of the city of Juneau. Born in 1845, he enjoyed a fine start with an education at the distinguished mining academy of Freiberg. Pilz departed Germany in 1867 to dodge conscription for the Franco-Prussian War. He ventured over to the [...]

Native peoples of Juneau, Alaska

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Over thousands of years before permanent European settlement occurred in Alaska, the Gastineau Channel was a preferred fishing spot for the native Tlingit Indians. This tribe, which was formerly known as the Auke and Taku tribes, enjoyed creative and established traditions that comprised: carving, weaving, orating, singing and dancing. […]

Local events in Juneau

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

Look for the following local events and festivals taking place in Juneau in 2017! NB: If you’re an independent traveler, it’s worth noting that the tour operators in Juneau run from May 1 to September 25, 2017. As well, taxi drivers can organize year-round tours for you upon request. […]

Juneau in the 20th century

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

As whaling diminished in the late 1800s due to the unearthing of oil, coupled with the fur trade receding, Sitka was replaced by Juneau as the capital of the Alaskan territory in 1906. […]

How to spend your time in Juneau, Alaska

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You can have an epic Juneau adventure in just 6 hours—many of our friends and guests do. But of course, the longer you stay, the more you can explore and really get to know the state capital. A day gives you the chance to discover more than you think. Multiple days means you’ll see even [...]

Why you’ll love Southeast Alaska

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The largest temperate rainforest in the world surrounds Juneau, which gives rise to glaciers bigger than any other in the U.S. in a state that boasts the country’s longest coastline. The word “awesome” barely does Southeast Alaska justice. Confined by water and landlocked by glacial mountains, Juneau in Southeast Alaska is a town with more [...]

Good to know before arriving in Juneau

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Juneau, the capital of Alaska and the second largest city in the state, is located on the Gastineau Channel, less than 100 miles from the US-Canadian border. The borough and city of Juneau is the second largest in the United States by area–larger even than the state of Delaware. Juneau has a population of circa [...]