SITKA
ACCESSIBLE BYBOAT OR PLANE
LENGTH OF ROAD14 MILES
ANNUAL RAINFALL132 INCHES
Sitka has that small town feel but with an expansive outdoor scene to keep visitors active for days. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests, there’s just about every aspect of nature you could want. Visitors here enjoy hiking, paddle boarding, fishing and flightseeing among numerous other activities.

An island community, it tends to draw a lot of artists in. The region is most definitely known for its cultural scene as well as its natural setting. A mix of Tlingit, Russian and American cultures, the area really does embody an eclectic vibe as far as its arts and entertainment go.
  • WILDLIFE

    Because they are an island region, Sitka has plenty of opportunity to catch all sorts of wildlife in action, from seals and sea lions, to brown bears and bald eagles. Schedule a boat tour to spot some of the humpback whales commonly seen in this region.

  • DINING

    Of course, the restaurants here are going to specialize in seafood. In fact, very often the food comes immediately in from the sea and onto your plate. It truly doesn’t get any fresher than here.

  • GETTING AROUND

    The town provides a number of ways for tourists to take in the sights and sounds of Sitka. Whether by flightseeing, driving tours, ATV rental, boat tours, or even just good old-fashioned hiking, this is a place you’ll want to explore.

THE WEATHER
  • Winters have cool weather and short days. Most of the tour operators close in September so there isn't much to do in the winter.

  • Late spring is a relatively dry season. May high temps are only in the low-50s.

  • Summer is easily the peak season for tourism. The weather is mild and the "dry" season runs through August. The days are really long and there is plenty of outdoor fun to enjoy.

  • Fall is the rainy season, and the area gets a lot of rain. October highs are only around 50 degrees.