Fortress of the Bear
Fortress of the Bear is a non-profit rescue sanctuary. This facility, originally used as a cistern for the old pulp mill, is now home for 8 Alaskan bears -5 coastal brown bears and three black bears. Guest can expect to view these bears up close and personal in a natural setting. There are interpreters onsite that will explain the history, biology and behavior of these truly amazing creatures.
This beautiful bay lies on the south end of the Sitka road system and is an extension to Middle Channel. Surrounded by snowcapped peaks, this bay is home to krill, salmon, herring, bald eagles, sea lions, and sea otters, and during certain times of the year, humpback and minke whales.
Sitka National Historical park, colloquially known as Totem Park, is home to Tlingit and Haida totem poles, an old Tlingit battle field, and a visitor center that holds both Russian and Tlingit artifacts.
Here, you can walk through a rain forest, contour the beach line, find yourself under a colorful totem pole, and enjoy a ten minute historical film inside the visitor center.