Attractions

Historic Site in Prince of Wales Island

Totem Historic District – Kasaan

This is one of the great Haida cultural centers in Alaska. It's in Kasaan, one of only two Haida villages in the state, and, since 2002, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic dist…
Park in Prince of Wales Island

Klawock Totem Park

Of the three totem parks on POW, the Klawock Totem Park is by far the most impressive and obviously a great source of community pride. Situated on a hill overlooking the town’s cannery and harbor, Klawock’s 21 totem…
Cave in Prince of Wales Island

El Capitan Cave

The longest cave in Alaska is a 94-mile drive from Hollis and 11 miles west of Whale Pass. There's a free, two-hour, ranger-led cave tour in summer at 9am, noon and 2:30pm, Thursday through Saturday. Tours are limit…
Viewpoint in Prince of Wales Island

Dog Salmon Fish Pass

This is one of best places to see black bears on POW Island as salmon attempt to negotiate a couple of fish ladders during the summer spawning season (late July–early September). Look out also for river otters and b…
Beach in Prince of Wales Island

Sandy Beach Picnic Area

An excellent place to see humpback whales, orcas and harbor seals in Clarence Strait or examine intriguing tidal pools at low tides. It's around 6 miles north of Thorne Bay on the island's east side. Tent camping is…