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May in Valdez

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

Glacier & Wildlife Tours

May 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

May 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

May 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

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive on Egan Drive is open throughout the month of March. 

a museum gallery and front desk

Valdez Fly-In & Airshow

The Valdez Fly-In is the premier bush plane competition in the Western United States, featuring the world famous STOL competition, beach landing, balloon bus, flour bombing, aerobatics show and pilot round tables. There is a wide array of events for the whole family. 

a small airplane drops a bag of flour

Photo by Gary Minish

 

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