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When to go to Valdez

Anytime is a good time to visit Valdez because Mother Nature is bountiful here and there's always so much to see and do.

Winter time brings epic snow conditions, ripe for world-class snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more. Valdez is known for world-class heli-skiing and heli-boarding. There are various local helicopter companies where you can receive professional heli-tours from experienced guides. Click here for more information.

Spring time brings migrating birds and other wildlife. The sun starts to shine and the daylight is at an all-time high.

Summer welcomes fishing, sightseeing, wildlife and glacier viewing, hiking, boating, kayaking, biking, and so much more. Valdez is the activity center for Prince William Sound - A mix of tidewater glaciers, rainforests and mountains. Bears, whales, porpois, otters, Dahls porpois, wild animals, birds, and so much more live and flourish in Valdez. Unparalleled natural beauty is matched only by the abundant activities offered in the summer time and throughout the year. 

Fall brings beautiful colors to our trees and foliage. Outdoor activities abound in the fall and there's less tourism traffic to negotiate. Please check with the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau to determine when most tourist attractions close for the season, before you plan your trip.

Whatever the season may be, Valdez is a beautiful and unique place to visit. Come see us for an experience you won't soon forget.
Even Mother Nature Has Her Favorites!

Call the VCVB office for recommendations for traveling to Valdez.

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Valdez Convention &

Visitors Bureau

309 Fairbanks Drive

Valdez AK 99686

Tel: 907-835-INFO


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