Snow and ice are the first things many people think of when they hear the word "Alaska," but snow is a rare treat in Ketchikan because we are located in Southeast Alaska's temperate rainforest. It's been a long time since the kids of Ketchikan got a real snow day, but when 4 inches of snow fell on the first day of winter break, we had to get out and capture the moment before the rain washed it all away.
Governor Walker is a wonderful speaker; I think the state can feel comfortable with its reigns in the hands of a man who, as a child, had to sneak through a herd of buffalo on in 40 below weather to get back inside from the outhouse. He opened his speech with a vignette about being told that “there’s something special about Ketchikan.” While I am sure the Governor says that to all the towns, I am going to run with that theme for this week’s blog because I agree; there is something very special about the town of Ketchikan, Alaska.Read More
What is it like here in Ketchikan in the winter? Most of the time it's pretty much like the summer except even rainier, a little chillier, a little snowier and sometimes a whole lot windier.Read More
Whichever way you travel to Alaska, don’t be afraid to bring the kids. Alaska is a great destination for families and a truly unique place to share with your children. I asked our seven year old twins to come up with their favorite things to do in Ketchikan (apart from play soccer) that they thought would be fun and interesting for visiting kids between the ages of 3 and 8.Read More
"What do you do in the winter?" It’s one of the most common questions our guests ask us. Does life in Ketchikan end once the last cruise ship has set sail? We do have a lot more time for fun and most of it is about getting out with the kids and enjoying the town and our beautiful surroundings. This post is all about some of our favorite things to do in Ketchikan during the winter.Read More