Ketchikan is known as Alaska's native cultural center and sport fishing capital. The fourth largest city in Alaska, Ketchikan provides access for travelers headed to Prince of Wales Island, Metlakatla, Hyder, Wrangell, Petersburg and the spectacular Misty Fjords National Monument. Native art and culture flourish here due to the large population of native Alaskans, represented by three indigenous tribes: the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Ketchikan has the largest collection of totem poles in the world, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 arts communities in America. Visitors will find an outstanding variety of shops, galleries and boutiques throughout the town.  Sport fishing enthusiasts will be able to test their skill against five species of salmon, abundant bottom dwellers like halibut, cod and snapper and a variety of freshwater trout. Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating and other outdoor activities are readily available.”


Logistics:  Ketchikan (PAKT) is a five hour flight by Cirrus from Anchorage or the Kenai Peninsula.  It has a paved surface airport, and is a stopping point along the coast route from the Seattle/Vancouver area.  See Section Two and Section Four.


Check this FAA website for specific information on Ketchikan.


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