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Situated at the head of Passage Canal, the community of Whittier is approximately 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Whittier is by far the most visited gateway to the mesmerizing wilderness of Prince William Sound. Each summer, thousands of visitors arrive at this magnificent port by ship, train, or automobile.
The 218 distinguished citizens of Whittier are waiting with open arms to share this incredible gem of the Alaskan frontier and regale you with our stories of first hand experiences which come from living in a land like no other.
There is no describing the 22 hours of daylight we enjoy each summer. There is not a bad seat in the house. As you enter Whittier from North America's longest tunnel, the panoramic view of the ocean, mountains and glaciers surround you.
If action is more your style, Whittier has you covered. The historical 10,000 year old Portage trail is located on the right as you roll into town. Horsetail Falls and Emerald Point trails are great improved trails to get your feet wet. Bring a compass and a map because your cell phone will disappoint. Be careful, gravity is no joke!
If a wildlife & glacier day cruise, peaceful kayak excursion or scenic train ride sounds intriguing, this is a superb destination.