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June in Valdez

June is a great time to visit Valdez, with so much to do. Check our local events calendar for more updates. 

Glacier & Wildlife Tours

June is a great time to see Valdez's abundant wildlife and glaciers. Local tour operators run throughout the month offering tours including cruises, ATV tours, helicopter tours and guided kayak tours. 

a cruise ship tours a tidewater glacier

Photo from Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

Fishing

June is a great month for fishing in Valdez. Local fishing charters head out daily to fish for halibut, salmon and rockfish. June is also a great month for freshwater fishing in local lakes for Dolly Varden, grayling and rainbow trout. 

Children holding halibut on a boat

Photo from Valdez Outfitters

Hiking

July is a great for exploring Valdez's miles of hiking trails. Just remember to remain bear aware while out on the trails!

a trail marker for two hiking trails

Museums & History

Valdez has several museums that are open throughout the month of June. Check out the Valdez Museum on Egan Drive, and the museum's "Remembering Old Valdez" exhibit on Hazelet Avenue. The Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum at Prince William Sound College is also open throughout June. It's also possible to explore the original Valdez townsite, known locally as Old Town, where Valdez stood before the 1964 earthquake

A museum display

Last Frontier Theatre Conference

During the Last Frontier Theatre Conference every June, hundreds of national and international playwrights, actors and readers flock to Valdez. The play lab is the highlight of the week, along with evening performances. 

People gathered outdoors for a theatre conference. Mountains and ocean in the background.

Photo from Last Frontier Theatre Conference

 

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