Sitka Through Four Seasons: A Year Round Guide to Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, Alaska Travel Guide and City Maps

Sitka, Alaska is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and culturally rich history and community, including twenty-two places on the National Register of Historic Places.

Need to know where to eat? Visit the Dining page. Planning a trip and want to know what annual events are happening during your visit? Visit the Events page.

There are five maps of Sitka for you to view. Learn about how to travel to Sitka on our Transportation page. Download the PDF version of the guide or view the flash version of the booklet or maps.

Sitka Through Four Seasons Online is the internet companion to our printed guide, freely distributed at various locations throughout Sitka. Ask or look for it when you arrive.

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Sitka Directory

Westmark Sitka

The Westmark Sitka is located in the center of Sitka, overlooking Crescent Harbor. The Westmark has 105 rooms, an elegant restaurant and lounge serving the best seafood in town, and meeting and banquet facilities.
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge

15 extended stay rooms (with stove top, sinkand utensils) and 25 standard suites.

118 Lincoln St


Sitka, AK 99835


Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn

Continental breakfast and fitness room. Free shuttle service to and from the airport or ferry terminal. 16 rooms with queen size beds, flat screen tv's with cable, mini refrigerators and microwaves, free WiFi, and local phone service.

1321 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835 907-623-9973 or 907-738-0847. Email:  Website

Alaska Premier Charters/ Wild Strawberry Lodge

World Class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/lodging packages. Deluxe home cooking featuring fresh seafood. We promise "Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality" and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. Located adjacent Thomsen Harbor. Excellent view of harbor and Mt. Edgecumbe. B&B lodging available year 'round with private baths.
800-770-2628 or
PO Box 2300
Sitka, AK 99835

Bayview Pub

Downtown with breathtaking views, independently brewed NW & Alaska beer, fantastic wine list, full-liquor service with classic craft cocktails. Locally caught (never frozen) seafood, hand-cut fries, and amazing burgers/sandwiches, along with ALL sports on the TVs, family-friendly & late night entertainment – specials on Facebook!
407 Lincoln St

Highliner Coffee Co.

Internet Café with wireless broadband. Your local coffee roaster! Serving their own blend of specialized coffee drinks, All day, ready-to-go breakfast & lunch, hot & cold drinks, goodies & more. Located in
Seward Square Mall
Sitka, AK 99835


Westmark Sitka

The Westmark Sitka is located in the center of Sitka, overlooking Crescent Harbor. The Westmark has 105 rooms, an elegant restaurant and lounge serving the best seafood in town, and meeting and banquet facilities.
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835

The Dock @ Totem Square Inn & Marina

Located on Sitka's Historic Waterfront in Downtown Sitka with beautiful views and great service. The hotel complex has The Dock Restaurant, High Speed Internet Access, Exercise & Meeting Facilities, Business Center, Boat Dock, and much more!
201 Katlian St.
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Homeport Eatery

Sitka's only gourmet food court. Fast, fresh, good-for-you food: espresso
seafood, soup, salad,
paninis, baked goods, beer & wine bar, crepery & juices.
Catering available.

Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gourmet meals include locally sourced ingredients; full bar.

118 Lincoln St


Sitka, AK 99835

New Creations Mobile Bistro

New Creations Mobile Bistro is a new concept in Sitka featuring regional favorites prepared by Chef Gary with Alaska's best products. We will be offering everything from BBQ to all types of Cajun food and more. Quick fast takeout service with a smile, and we will deliver.

242 Katlian Street

Sitka, AK 99835



Sitka History Museum

Learn about the lives and histories of the people who have lived in Sitka--the Tlingits, the Russians, and the early American settlers in the 13th colony. Informative and attractive displays--a must-see first stop! Visit the museum gift shop featuring many exclusives. Located in the Harrigan Centennial Hall in the Spring of 2017 (home of the New Archangel Dancers), close to downtown and the lightering docks.

Island Artists

Locally created art and gifts Artist owned and operated
Demonstrations, workshops
Open Year Round

205 B Lincoln St.
The Sunny Side of the Street!
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Hours posted on door,
or call 907-747-6536 for info


Sitka Rose Gallery

Works by over 100 Alaskan artists... bronze sculptures by the Regats, Yupik and Inupiaq Eskimo whalebone and ivory carvings, Tlingit and Haida wood carvings and masks, baskets, oil and watercolor paintings, prints, wood engravings, wood turnings, and a wide variety of hand-made jewelry... located near the Russian Bishop's House at
419 Lincoln St.
Sitka Alaska 99835
888-236-1536 or

Knitting With Class

Join us in a warm inviting haven for all your knitting needs.
Located at 102 Lincoln St.
Discover fine yarn in Wool, Alpaca, Qiviut and more, needles,
books, and patterns. Weekly classes are available for both beginners
and avid knitters of any age. Drop in any time!

Phone: 907-738-0957

Back Bay Botanicals

Back Bay Botanicals, fine herbal creams and salves featuring organic and wild-crafted herbs, including Devil's Club, can be found in many fine shops in Sitka or online at

Mail: 330 Wachusetts St., Sitka, AK 99835
Phone/Fax: 907-747-8375

Harry's Pharmacy and Photo, Harry's Soda Shop

Featuring a 50's style soda fountain, Pharmacy, Natural Health Supplements, homeopathic and Home Health Equipment and Rentals, books, cosmetics, sundries, Complete line of cameras, film, supplies and accessories, including disposable and digital cameras. 29 minute photo processing. WE REALLY WANT TO HELP YOU! Located downtown at
106 Lincoln St.
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Harry Race Pharmacy Website and White's Pharmacy:

Old Harbor Books

A full-service bookstore, featuring local author John Straley's Alaska mystery series! We have bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles, journals, greeting cards, and more, as well as a stellar Alaska book collection! Grab a coffee in the attached cafe while you browse our shop. Located downtown next to the Pioneer's Home.
201 Lincoln Street
Sitka, AK 99835

WinterSong Soap Company

Handcrafted onsite Alaskan herbal soaps, salves, and bath products and gifts, combining the old-fashioned art of soap making with traditional herbal wisdom. Online ordering available at this Website.
Located near St. Michael's Cathedral at 202 Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 1191
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Silver Basin

A locally owned kitchen, gift, gourmet food, home & bath store.  We have been in business in Alaska since 1994.   We provide both wedding and gift registries with free delivery & gift wrapping. See us online @ Facebook & Instagram. 
Contact Info:
Silver Basin
124 Lincoln Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835 (907) 747-7607


Sitka’s oldest running store; Russell’s has been locally owned and operated since 1902. Stop by to see the Alaskan wildlife or pick up the perfect gift to take home. Offering Sitka’s largest selection of Alaskan artist Ray Troll’s unique t-shirts and sweatshirts. Russell’s can equip you with the outwear, clothing, shoes and camping gear you need for an outdoor adventure. We are a full line sporting goods store also stocking athletic clothing, shoes and equipment. No need to bring everything from home, contact us for your kayak and equipment rental needs.
Open 7 days a week.
Located at
208 Lincoln St.
Visit us on Facebook at

Tongass Threads Consignment Shop

Tongass Threads, located in the middle of downtown Sitka, is a new and gently used store. We do consignments of all sizes and household items.

236 Lincoln St. #102 In The Franklin Mall, Sitka, AK 99835



Sitka Alaska Outfitters

A full service fly shop offering guided trips, rentals and sales of fly fishing equipment and flies. Guided trips and equipment rentals for fishing, camping, boating, ATV riding are available. Marine transportation to forest cabins and remote sites for fishing, camping, hiking, hot springs visits and more.

105 B Monastery St
Phone: 907-966-2301

Sitka Sound Science Center

The Ahlgren Aquarium has touch tanks, observation tanks, and exhibits showcasing the marine life in Sitka Sound. The SJ Hatchery supports training, research, and educational programs to understand the special relationship hatcheries have with commercial fishing, how they work, and the life cycle of the salmon. On the water at 834 Lincoln St between SJ Museum and Totem Park.


Fortress of the Bear

Guaranteed brown and black bear viewing in a naturalized habitat setting.
Gary Paxton Industrial Park
P.O. Box 2337
Sitka, Alaska 99835


Alaska Raptor Center

Alaska's premier bald eagle hospital and educational center welcomes visitors to its 17-acre campus to view resident bald and golden eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and other permanent residents up-close.

P.O. Box 2984

1000 Raptor Way

Sitka, AK 99835

1-800-643-9425 or


St. Peter's by-the-Sea Bishop's Teahouse

A quiet place to rest and visit. Serving tea and coffee as well as scones and baked goods. The Bishop's Tea House also features items from Alaska and around the world. Located behind St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 116 Lincoln St. Sitka, Alaska 99835
Look for the Tea House sign for our hours.

Sitka Summer Music Festival

Sitka Summer Music Festival includes nine chamber music concerts equal to the finest heard anywhere in the world.  The Festival begins the first Friday in June and lasts three weeks with a full calendar of events, including concerts on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and two Saturday evening performance.

For more information, 907-277-4852
PO Box 3333, Sitka, Alaska 99835

Alaska Wildlife Tours

This is the tour to take for an intimate encounter with Humpback Whales & Sea Otters. If you love Puffins our St. Lazaria Island tour is a for you. Fishing & coastal transportation available. Your captain, an Alaskan bush pilot & former Fisheries Enforcement Officer knows all the secret spots.
907-738-1062 or
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures-
Kayak Tours

Join us to explore the coast less paddled! Sitka is perched at the edge of one of the most beautiful coastal environments in the world - a maze of islands, kelp forests and narrow passages - much of it is accessible only by sea kayak. We offer tours, rentals, marine transport and expedition outfitting services to suit every interest and ability.

Esther G Tours

Explore Sitka's majestic wildlife and other natural wonders on your private tour with veteran naturalist, Captain Davey Lubin. Transport to wilderness cabins or remote locations also available. Ride the waves aboard the Esther G II. She's fast, safe and comfortable. For information or reservations call
907-747-6481 or
cell: 907-738-6481

Sea Otter & Whale Quest

 Join Southeast Alaska’s most experienced cruise company for an unforgettable 3-hour wildlife viewing adventure on the island-studded waters of Sitka Sound.  You’ll have the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, bears, bald eagles and more.  This tour features a $100 cash-back wildlife sighting guarantee.  For information & reservations contact:

In Sitka call: 907-747-8100 or

Toll Free: 1-888-747-8101



Alaska Premier Charters/ Wild Strawberry Lodge

World Class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/lodging packages. Deluxe home cooking featuring fresh seafood. We promise "Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality" and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. Located adjacent Thomsen Harbor. Excellent view of harbor and Mt. Edgecumbe. B&B lodging available year 'round with private baths.
800-770-2628 or
PO Box 2300
Sitka, AK 99835

Sitka Tours

Offering a variety of city tours introducing Sitka...definitely something for everyone! Comfortable Rides, Expert Guides,
Reasonable Rates 907-747-5800 e-mail:

Hank's Cab

Intimately experience Sitka in a smoke free Prius.
1-4 passengers.

Reserve your ride by calling the number below or email Hank at email



Taste of Sitka Sea Walk Tour

Walk along historic Lincoln Street where visitors can experience unique local products and learn about Tlingit and Russian history of Sitka. Historic highlights include Castle Hill, site of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US. For more information or to book a tour, call




Hames Center

Hames Center is Sitka's community-run non-profit Gym and Recreation Facility including: Open gym for basketball, volleyball, soccer and pickleball, extensive weights, cardio, climbing wall, raquetball and over 30 group classes each week. There are a variety of drop-in classes, including Spinning, TRX, Bootcamp and more. Drop-ins welcome 7 days/wk.  One block from the harbor on the Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus. Details at, 907-747-5080

Sitka Community Hospital

Sitka Community Hospital offers a full range of health care services including general medical care, surgery, 24/7 emergency room, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitative services, outpatient clinic, home health, infusion therapy, visiting specialists and long term care.

209 Moller Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835

(907) 747-3241

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Sitka Realty

Serving Sitka - A Family Tradition. A full service real estate office. Located at the foot of the O'Connell Bridge at 228 Harbor Dr.
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Baranof Realty

Baranof Realty is an independently owned and operated brokerage. Our agents handle all types of real estate transactions:
• Remote and Island Properties
• Residential Real Estate
• Commercial Properties
• Property Management
• Income Properties & Investment Opportunities
Baranof Realty is also the largest property manager in Sitka. 

Shelter Cove Publishing

Since 1998, creating marketing solutions with web design, brochures, business cards, photography and branding for Southeast Alaska businesses, agencies and non-profits.
Creating your visions. Website or 907-747-2860.

215 Smith St, Apt G
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Sitka Chamber & Visitor's Center

Information for visitors and convention organizers.
P.O. Box 1226
104 Lake Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
E-mail: ed@sitkachamber.comWebsite:

Sitka Maps

There are five maps for Sitka. The Historic Sites of Sitka, a two-page 375kb PDF file, is courtesy of the Sitka History Museum. Click on the images for larger views or the PDF files.

Sitka Downtown Walking Tour Map

Sitka town map

or the PDF file

Sitka Road Map

Sitka Road System map

or the PDF file

National Park Service Sitka, Alaska, Outdoor Recreation Guide

Click on the images for PDF files of the maps.

NPS Outlying Area map  

NPS Downtown Area map

Dining in Sitka

fish= seafood;   link with blue fishfish= advertisers

Agave Restaurant fish
236 Lincoln Street Suite 107, lower floor, 907-966-3333
Specialty: Two different salsas with warmed taco chips

Asian Palace
327 Seward Street, 907-966-4600
Specialty: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean BBQ

Backdoor Cafe
104 Barracks Street 907-747-8856
Specialty: Quality espresso, pastries and lunches

Baranof Island Brewing Co. fish
215 Suite A. Smith St, 907-747-2739
Specialty: Local brews tasting room includes root beer

Bayview Pub fish
407 Lincoln St (upstairs), 907-747-5300
Specialty: Hand-Pressed Burgers, In-House BBQ, 100% Locally-Caught Seafood

Channel Club fish
2906 Halibut Pt Rd, 907-747-7440
Specialty: Elegant steakhouse with seafood specialties

The Dock fish
201 Katlian St (inside Totem Square Inn) 907-747-3693
Specialty: Halibut fish ‘n chips and smoked prime rib

Fly-in-Fish-Inn fish
485 Katlian St., 907-747-7910
Specialty: Prime, Handcut Steaks and Fresh Local Seafood. Happy Hour  Combo from 4-6 daily.

Highliner Coffee Café fish
327 Seward Street, 907-747-4924
Specialty: Breakfast burritos, salmon spread on bagels, locally roasted coffee beans

Homeport Eatery fish
209 Lincoln St, 907-623-0850
Specialty: Gourmet Food Court

Kenny’s Wok & Teriyaki
210 Katlian Street, 907-747-5676
Specialty: Chinese & Japanese Lunch & Dinner

Kusina Mang Sol
236 Katlian St, 907-623-0988 (dine-in, take-out and deliveries)
Specialty: Filipino breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hamburgers

Larkspur Caféfish
2 Lincoln Street, 907-966-2326
Specialty: Funky coffeehouse serving light local fare in an old cable house with outdoor seats & ocean views.

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Little Tokyo fish
315 Lincoln St # 113, 907-747-5699
Specialty: Sushi Bar, Sandwiches, Soup & Espresso

Ludvig’s Bistro and Rio'sfish
256 Katlian Street, 907-966-3663
Specialty: Fresh local sea-food from Sitka’s fishers, house-made bread and desserts

Mc Donald’s
913 Halibut Point Rd, 907-747-8709
Specialty: Classic fare with a great view of Eliason Harbor

New Creations Mobile Bistro fish
242 Katlian Street
Specialty: Regional favorites Alaska style

The Nugget fish
600 Airport Drive, 907-966-2480
Specialty: Airport restaurant with special dessert pies

Pizza Express fish
1321 Sawmill Crk Rd, # H; 907-966-2428
Specialty: Homemade Pizza & Authentic Mexican Food, Burgers & More

Reindeer Redhots fish
Cart at downtown stoplight 907-738-5559
Specialty: Reindeer meat hotdogs

Sea Mountain Golf Course Restaurant
301 Granite Creek Road, 907-747-5663
Specialty: Steak, seafood and full bar

Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge fish
Specialty: Gourmet meals include locally sourced ingredients; full bar
118 Lincoln St 907-747-3288

Sizzling Chow
326 Lincoln St, 907-747-5673
Specialty: American (traditional), Asian Fusion, Fast Food, Filipino and Sandwiches

Subway fish
327 Seward Street, 907-747-7827
Specialty: Traditional fare

Mean Queen
205 Harbor Drive • 907-747-0616
Specialty: Artisan pizzas, craft cocktails; late night food

Westmark Sitka fish
330 Seward Street, 907-747-6241
Specialty: The Raven Dining Room features locally caught seafood and a traditional menu. Enjoy an excellent view of Sitka. You can also eat in the bar.

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Annual Events

January 7: Russian Christmas and Starring
For information, call St. Michael’s Cathedral, (907) 747-8120 or write, St. Michael’s Cathedral, P.O. Box 697, Sitka, Alaska 99835.

The Sitka Jazz Festival brings professional jazz musicians from around the world to Sitka to teach, inspire, and perform. Check website for dates:

February: Banff Film Festival
Banff Film Fest Sitka will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Sitka Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm. For more information contact David at  752-0907.

March 1-31: Sac Roe Herring Fishery - Dates Depend Upon the Fish!
Wildlife is generally abundant as the herring gather and spawn in Sitka waters. The actual herring fishery is “on call” and the opening is announced by Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game. For a list of other watchable wildlife, call the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau, (907) 747-5940 or email:

March 1-16: Sitka ArtiGras
ArtiGras, Sitka’s Music & Arts Festival. This year’s ArtiGras features the Wearable Art Show & Runway Extravaganza as well as songwriters' workshops, small Café Concerts, art demonstrations and a Gallery Walk.   (907) 747-6080;;

March: Traditional Blessing of the Fleet
This annual Blessing is given to Sitka’s Fishing Fleet at 2 pm. Call for date: (907) 747-3338.

May: Ocean Wave Quilters' Quilt Show
An event sponsored by the Oceanwave Quilters Guild showing new and historic quilts. Mother's Day Tea. Call 747-5071 for more dates.

May: Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon
9 am at the Hames Athletic & Wellness Center.  Registration is day before.  The 6 mile run, 10 mile bike ride and 1,000 meter swim also has a short course for participants age 12 and under. $20 fee. All cyclists are required to have a bicycle safety check prior to the event. Athletes can compete on a team or individually. For date and information call Susan (907) 747-0519.

May 21: Red Dirt BBQ
The featured artist is Kevin Fowler. Great fun and music for the whole family! The tickets are $20 in advance at Old Harbor Books and $25 at the door and includes BBQ and music. Starts at 6pm at Allen Auditorium, SJ Campus. The profits are for the Autism Speaks and ORCA. Contact Seimeen Bone at

May 23-25, and May 31 - June 1: Sitka Salmon Derby
Catch prize-winning fish in the sparkling waters of Sitka. Cash or prizes. Contact the Sitka Sportsman’s Association. For information write PO Box 3030, Sitka, Alaska 99835 or phone (907) 747-6790.

May 31-June 26: Sitka Summer Music Festival
The Sitka Summer Music Festival presents internationally acclaimed classical musicians throughout June. Eight concerts will be held in Harrigan Centennial Hall, with breathtaking views of Sitka Sound as the backdrop. Other activities: Brown Bag Lunch Concerts, Family Concert and Ice Cream Social, Crab Feed, Boat Party, Wine and Music with Friends. Information, contact the Festival: (907) 747-6774;

June -July: Sitka Fine Arts Camp at Sheldon Jackson Campus
Since 1973, the Fine Arts Camp has been attracting students ages 12-18 from Alaska and beyond to study the fine arts of theater, dance, music, visual arts, writing and Alaska Native arts. First class professional artists and skilled teachers are recruited throughout the country. For dates and more information, contact: Sitka Fine Arts Camp, P O Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835 - (907) 747-3085 or email:; website:

June: Sitka Chamber Golf TournamentBeginners and experienced golfers are welcome to play! For date, call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce (907) 747-8604 or email: or check for more info.

July 2-4: Fourth of July Celebration
A grand celebration complete with parade, demonstrations, game and food booths, softball tournament, dance, and fireworks display. Call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce (907) 747-8604 or email: or check for more info.

July - September: Sitka Farmers Market
Recurring every 2 weeks Saturday, ANB Founders Hall, 235 Katlian Street. Vendors selling fresh local produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, fresh frozen local fish, local art and hand crafts. There will aslo be prepared foods such as grilled black cod for sale. Live music. For dates call (907) 966-3066 or go to website:

Jul: Alpine Adventure Run
The run is limited to 75 runners. The challenging 7 mile mountain run starts at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, heads up Gavan Hilll and follows the trail along the Harbor Mountain rim. Registration fee of $35 includes a T-shirt. If you have any questions or need the date please contact Chris Horan at 747-6471 or email

July: Home Skillet Music Fest
All ages music festival featuring local and out of town bands. Soul, Hip Hop, Blues and Garage Style Rock n Roll. Admission. See website for dates:

August: Sitka Seafood Festival
A Festival to experience Alaska's wild and sustainable seafood through entertainment, education and culinary delights. See website for dates:

August: Sitka “state” Fair
Judged events, Fair Midway food, music and entertainment on the center stage, and a Sitka heARTS photo contest. For date and other info call Jeff Budd: 747-4821;

September: Labor Day Weekend Mudball Classic Softball Tournament
This annual Labor Day Weekend tournament invites softball teams around the nation to play in Sitka.

September: Running of the Boots and Season's End Celebration
Sitka’s answer to Spain’s “Running of the Bulls” -- Pull on your boots and wear your zaniest costume! Lots of prize categories! Proceeds benefit the Sitka Local Foods Network/Sitka Farmers Market. For more information on all the festivities, call (907) 966-3066;

September: Season's End Celebration
Check for more info about Season's End Celebration or call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce (907) 747-8604 or email:

October 11-18: Alaska Day Festival
“In this place, Sitka, Alaska, on October 18, 1867, the great land of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States.” Celebration of this historical event include ceremonies, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests, and a parade. Contact committee member Helen Cunningham at (907) 747-6738 or Special Alaska Airlines rates!

October: KCAW'S Stardust Ball
Live music, Lip Sync Extravaganza, and costume contest at this annual sell-out fund raiser for local public radio station, Raven Radio. For date call 747-5877 or go to

Month of November: Native American Heritage Festival
For information on the wide variety of activities, including the annual Fashion Show. Please call Sitka Tribe of Alaska (907) 747-3207;

November: Sitka Whalefest
Educational lectures from biologists and speakers, concert, marine tours, and more! Space is limited! Advance reservations recommended toguarantee admission to all events. For information, call (907) 747-8878; email or write Sitka Whalefest, PO Box 6004, Sitka, AK 99835 USA ;

November – December: Sitka's Holiday Fest
A celebration of the holidays including the Christmas Bazaar, parade, Polar Dip, Christmas concerts, and extended shopping hours. For details check the Daily Sitka Sentinel.

Date TBA: Landlubber's Parade
This annual Christmas parade walks the downtown area in celebration of the holiday season.

December: Sitka Artisan's Market
Held at Harrigan Centennial Hall.  It is a quality retail shopping experience, featuring hand-crafted items, primarily made in Alaska. Proceeds support the Greater Sitka Arts Council. Call Jeff Budd for info and dates: 747-4821;

Whale Watching - The pristine waters around Sitka are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales as they migrate South. View whales from our viewing station at Whale Park, or visit the Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau website, or pg. 14 of Sitka Through Four Seasons, or see list of advertisers on this website's homepage, for a list of wildlife boat charter operators who can take you to see these amazing marine mammals.

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