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Vancouver, BC/ Seattle, Washington area
Klondike Gold Rush Seattle Unit National Historic Park. Exhibitions, lectures and events about to Seattle's role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. A great stop at the beginning or end of your trip.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington. An enormous collection of art and artifacts representing the culture and natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to check out their rotating exhibits as well as their wonderful permanent collection.
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Collection includes a large number of artifacts and objects from the First Peoples on Canada, as well as indigenous peoples from all over the world, with a special concentration on the Pacific.

The Museum of the North, located at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, has a permanent collection of over one million artifacts, specimens, and works of art representing the natural and cultural history of the North.

Homepage for the Alaska State Museum, located in Juneau, as well as the Sheldon Jackson museum in Sitka. Also provides links to other museums in Alaska, organized by location.

National Historical Park located in Skagway AK. A headquarters for information and activities relating to the Klondike Gold Rush.

An impressive collection of art inspired by the life and people of the far North. Includes paintings by Sidney Lawrence. Rotating exhibits often have a historical bent.

Macbride Museum of Yukon History, located in Whitehorse. Historical exhibits, many relating to the Klondike Gold Rush

The Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan protects and displays historic totem pole carvings, as well as other native art objects.

Sitka National Historic Park. Leads walking tours of Sitka's historic district, conducts events related to native art, Russian influence in Alaska

Katmai National Park
Katmai National Park and Preserve. Information about the valley of 10,000 smokes, as well as some of the best bear watching in Alaska and some great catch-and-release fishing.

Denali National Park
Beautiful images of Denali Park

Anan creek is the home of a robust Pink salmon run which draws large numbers of predators, including black bears and bald eagles. A popular wildlife watching site.

Alaska Statewide
Excellent information about wildlife watching in all regions of Alaska. Searchable by location or species
Pages for over 100 of Alaska's wild animals, from birds to whales. Includes information about habitat, population, behavior, and viewing opportunities.

Driving in Alaska
Information about travel in Alaska, including an especially good section on the Alaska Highway.

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