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About Discover Valdez


Where the road ends and the adventure begins...Discover Valdez! 


Discover Valdez (Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau) is a highly entrepreneurial nonprofit CVB started in 1983. Discover Valdez was created to encourage and promote tourism, tourist activities, travel in the Valdez area, convention business.

Our Mission:

To promote Valdez as a year-round destination for travel, tourism, and business.

We are a membership-based organization, working in tandem with the City of Valdez, local businesses, and individual members to increase tourism and grow the economy of Valdez. As a nonprofit, our funding sources are via City Bed Tax, membership dues, and donations by gracious supporters. We partner with municipal, community and business organizations to promote Valdez as the preferred destination within Alaska.We encourage and promote tourism and tourist-related activities, convention business, and travel by the public in the Valdez area. We also maintain a continuing interest in the well-being and enjoyment of our visitors.  

Valdez's location, picturesque setting, outstanding fishing, world class snow sports, spectacular glacier and flight-seeing tours, excellent hotels and meeting spaces, cultural attractions, and variety of retailing and restaurant opportunities offer our visitors a prime destination to create memorable experiences. Our Vision? For Valdez to be the ultimate year-round Alaskan destination  

Our Values:

Communication ♦ Collaboration ♦ Trustworthiness
Growth & Continued learning ♦ Service and Stewardship


Valdez Visitors Information Center

Discover Valdez operates the Valdez Visitor Information Center, which is open year-round.

SUMMER HOURS: We are open Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. On Cruise ship arrival days we will be open at 8am.


309 Fairbanks Drive
Valdez AK 99686
Phone: (907) 835-2984



Our members are local businesses and non-profit organizations in Valdez and our neighboring communities in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Valley. We currently have members in Valdez, Cordova, Glennallen, Copper Center, Chitina, Kennecott/McCarthy, and Chistochina. Other members are based in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Delta Junction. 

Interested in promoting your business by becoming a member of the Valdez CVB? Call (907) 835-2984 during normal business hours.