..Welcome to Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn!
Old Town Valdez - Historic site with some remaining structures such as dock piers that protrude from the sea at low tide and a memorial plaque listing all the victims of the Good Friday Quake in 1964.Prince William Sound Cultural Center - Always interesting and informative. For information on current exhibits, call (907) 835-8931.
Edward Albee Theatre Conference
- An annual event at the Prince William Sound Community College. This
event attracts many playwrights, actors and theatre fans to the weeklong
summer conference. Each evening during the conference, a play is performed
by professional actors. The theatre conference plays host to well-known
actresses such as Patricia Neal, as well as renowned playwrights. In the
past, playwrights Horton Foote and Arthur Miller have been honored. For
this year’s dates, tickets or more information, contact PWSCC at
- Valdez Trails - “Always be Bear Aware”
For the amateur or advanced hiker, Valdez has much to offer.
Shoup Bay Trail - follows along Port Valdez for approximately 12 miles. Featuring beautiful scenery and it is a must for bird enthusiasts. The trail ends at Shoup Glacier.
The Solomon Gulch Trail - begins at Dayville Road near the Valdez Hatchery and has an excellent view of the downtown Valdez area from across Port Valdez. This trail leads up to Solomon Gulch Lake.
Mineral Creek Canyon - located on the north side of downtown Valdez. This gravel road begins near Water Tower Hill and is paralleled by Mineral Creek. A trail as the end of the road leads one mile back to an abandoned gold stamp mill. The Smith Stamp Mill is one of the remaining buildings from 1898-99 Gold Rush. From a historical perspective this is a must see.
Dock Point Trail - located on a secluded hill near downtown Valdez and the small boat harbor. This one-mile loop travels to the top of the hill and offers excellent overlooking views of Port Valdez. Most of this trail offers easy walking on gravel trails and boardwalks, with parts of the trail wheelchair-accessible. Some portions of the trail are more difficult with a section connecting two timber overlook platforms.
Bike Path - begins on Hanagita Street near the Valdez
Community Hospital and continues past the Crooked Creek Salmon Spawning
Area and the National Forest Service Cabin. Crooked Creek offers a large
observation platform to take scenic pictures or watch salmon spawning
during the late summer and fall. The trail is paved and provides many
opportunities for bird and waterfowl observation
Keystone Canyon - Bring your camera and check out Horsetail Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. This is a must see as part of your Alaskan experience. Keystone canyon begins at milepost 12. Worthington Glacier - located at the top of Thompson Pass (elevation 2,771 ft), as a great observation and information area, just feet from the face of the glacier. Self registration of each visitor is requested at the Glacier. Columbia Glacier and Meares Glacier - Hop on one of the modern tour boats and explore the wonders of Prince William Sound. This is quite the experience. Get up-close to the Meares Glacier and enjoy Alaska’s natural beauty. Don’t forget the camera!
|So you're in Alaska, why not go fishing! Well...if you’re a land-lubber, in Valdez, you can fish from the dock…and catch fish. Charter boats abound in the small boat harbor and their main goal is to see that you “catch your limit”. On your way out to that “great fishing spot”, you can observe Humpback and Orca whales, eagles, Dall porpoise, waterfowl, harbor seals, Stellar sea lions, and playful little otters. Of course, you will be on one of Alaska’s most scenic and pristine waters. Don’t forget the camera…then relax and enjoy! By the way, Valdez has three different fishing derbies each year, make sure you enter…You Might Just Win!|
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