In a world where wandering the globe is easier than ever, Alaska still makes the most seasoned traveller feel like an explorer gazing upon places no one else has ever seen. An ocean dotted with ancient glaciers, a sky pierced by craggy peaks and brightened by Northern Lights, lands that shift from frozen tundra to green valleys dusted with wildflowers—there’s a reason why they still call it the Last Frontier. Come find out why.
Visit Alaska: Get Started
Alaska offers a world of wonders and there's one easy way to see 'em all: by sea! Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver, Anchorage or Seattle and check off all the top things to in Alaska: Denali National Park and Preserve, Hubbard Glacier, and the Inside Passage. Cruise lines that offer Alaskan cruises include: Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line, and more.
ALASKA TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eat
Wild-caught seafood like king crabs and oysters, fish like halibut, wild game like caribou, elk and moose, locally foraged produce like berries, seaweeds and mushrooms, and a mix of dishes inspired by Indigenous, Swedish and Russian people.
What to bring back
Hand-woven baskets, beadwork or carvings from Alaska’s Native peoples—Look out for the “Silver Hand” emblem when shopping; it means the item was authentically made by Native artisans. And photos of Northern Lights or of incredible wildlife!
Ready for some impressive Alaska numbers? There are 5 groups of Alaska Native people representing 20 distinct cultures and speaking 300 different dialects, 3 million lakes (!), 12,000 rivers, about 100,000 glaciers, over 130 volcanoes, and countless species on land and sea, from brown bears to humpback whales.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO ALASKA
- Vacation Packages
- Flight & Hotel
- Tours & Ski