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Explore The Breathtaking Glaciers of Valdez

Imagine being near the face of calving glaciers, watching huge chunks of ice fall into the ocean as the rumbling crack of breaking ice fills the air. Whether you charter a helicopter, take a boat, or hike, Valdez has many accessible, breathtaking glaciers to explore.

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Local Festivals and Events

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Local Trails

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Wildlife Viewing

See amazing wildlife in Valdez!

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History

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Valdez, Alaska

Untouched yet within reach.

COVID-19 and Valdez, Alaska

STATE OF ALASKA HEALTH ALERT – OUT OF STATE TRAVEL

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is issuing the following strong advisory:

That all Alaskans cease non-essential out of state personal, business, and medical travel now. Alaskans currently out of state are encouraged to return home now if they had plans to return to Alaska within the next 30 days.

We strongly advise that any tourist and non-essential business travel to Alaska be suspended now. We strongly recommend that visitors to Alaska return to their home communities now.

More information is available at the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services.

Valdez Response

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For a comprehensive list of local, state, and national resources on COVID-19, see the latest update from KVAK Radio.

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau’s primary concern is the health and safety of visitors, employees, and the community we promote. The Valdez CVB is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is part of the Valdez Unified Community Response Group (VUCRG) protecting you and our members during this evolving situation.

 

Winter Sports in the Chugach Mountains!

Valdez, Alaska is one of the top winter-sports destinations in the world. Our town has miles of trails available for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow-camping, and snowmachining. For the adventurous souls, Valdez offers heli-skiing in the Chugach Mountains with Black Ops Valdez or our other winter operators

Fishing in Prince William Sound!

Access the best fishing in Alaska right from Valdez! Catching salmon, halibut or rockfish in Prince William Sound is every angler's dream! Rent a boat from Corsair Charters or taking a charter with the local experts at Valdez Outfitters our our many other local fishing charters!

Get Outdoors: Hiking and Camping

Valdez offers miles of maintained hiking trails with something for everyone. If you brought your RV or tent, out town offers many campgrounds. Consider Bayside RV Park, Bear Paw Campground, Eagles Rest RV Park or Valdez KOA Journey.

History, Arts & Culture

Despite being a small town of only four-thousand people, Valdez offers three museums displaying exhibits on Alaska's culture and history. 

Lodging

Stay in Valdez in comfort. A full range of accommodations are available, including wilderness lodging with Robe Lake Lodge, relaxing B&B's like All Alaskan House, or luxury hotel stays with Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn or Totem Hotel & Suites

Glacier & Wildlife Tours

Valdez offers a full array of opportunities to view our glaciers and wildlife. Consider a kayak tour with Anadyr Adventures or Pangaea Adventures, or take an aerial tour with VS Helicopters. Consider a glacier cruise with Lu-Lu Belle Cruises or Stan Stephens Cruises

Dining

Find great local dining options like A Rogue's Garden or the Fat Mermaid restaurant.