A Wildlife Paradise Full of History
Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish, and an ancient native culture still thrives. Surrounded by rainforest, we share our home with brown bears, bald eagles, and all five species of Pacific salmon. In Sitka, we are deeply connected to the natural world around us as it informs our culture and inspires our art.
Tlingit, Russian, and American settlers have all called Sitka home. Today, cultural influences from all three groups remain. From viewing traditional dancing to hiking a totem-lined trail through the rainforest, visitors still experience the cultural richness that inspired Sitka’s 19th-century nickname, the “Paris of the Pacific.”
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Check out our favorite places to visit in Sitka:
- Fortress of the Bear(opens in a new tab) – Up close and personal
- Alaska Raptor Center(opens in a new tab) – Raptor rehabilitation center
- Totem Park(opens in a new tab) – A walk through history
- Sheldon Jackson Museum(opens in a new tab) – artifacts from every Native Alaskan tribe