Tourist Information

The first place to contact when planning your adventure is the Alaska Travel Industry Association, the state’s tourism marketing arm. From the ATIA you can request a copy of the Alaska Vacation Planner, an annually updated magazine, as well as a state highway map and schedules for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry service.

Almost every city, town and village has a tourist contact center, whether it is a visitor center, a chamber of commerce or a hut near the ferry dock. These places are good sources of free maps, information on local accommodations and directions to the nearest campground or hiking trail. The National Recreation Reservation System is the national camping booking system.

Most trips to Alaska pass through one of the state’s three largest cities. All have large visitors bureaus that will send out city guides in advance.

For other tourist information:

Admiralty Island National Monument

Mountaineering Club of Alaska

National Park Service

Tourism Yukon

USFS Glacier Ranger District