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About Ketchikan

Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World, is a fascinating, enjoyable and picturesque old city. Nestled at the base of beautiful Deer Mountain, the historic downtown area is centred on one road and is wedged between the water and forested mountains. It's built into steep hills and partly propped on wooden pilings, with boardwalks, wooden staircases and totem poles dotted throughout. In fact, this small city contains more totem poles than anywhere in the world.

Ketchikan is a bustling community and its lifeblood is found in its collection of boat harbours, floatplanes and fishing fleets that stretch along the lapping waters of the Tongass Narrows. The friendly locals like to share their history and art, and give you a taste of their ancestors' way of life. The Totem Heritage Center salvages totem poles from deserted Tlingit communities and restores them to their original condition. The Center will also introduce you to the mysteries behind these towering, majestic totem poles.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery offers a fascinating look into salmon cultivation, where over 300,000 King and Coho salmon are raised every year. The hiking is fantastic with a variety of walking adventures on extremely well-maintained trails and the kayak trips are excellent in the well-protected waters. Don't miss a climb up the Upland Way stairs for spectacular views over the city centre.

 

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