Kayakers enjoying Prince William Sound.

Local Resources

As you plan your journey and/or want to learn more about our region we wanted to share the following links with you. Our employees participate in the following organizations to ensure that the health of the residents and environments of the Valdez, Prince William Sound, and Alaska remain strong for generations to enjoy.

Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau

The official site for travel information for the City of Valdez.

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Valdez Fish Derbies

Over $80,000 in cash and prizes awarded annually in our local sport fishing competitions.

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Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

Valdez Museum has two facilities in Valdez that are must-visit destinations when you come to our town.

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Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum

This museum is home to the largest private collection of Alaskan art and artifacts. A gem located at our community college.

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Solomon Falls Seafood

Take home a taste of Valdez with the award-winning smoked salmon and caviar from Valdez Fisheries Development Association.

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Prince William Sound Aquaculture Association

Learn about the hatcheries and aquaculture of the Sound – a visit here will remind you why you should always shop for Wild Alaska Salmon.

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Prince William Sound Science Center

Interested in the ongoing work to maintain the delicate ecosystems of the Sound? You should see what projects the PWS Science Center is working on.

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North Gulf Coast Oceanic Society

Adopt a whale, learn about current studies and support future whale research in Prince William Sound and the North Gulf Coast.

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Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council

Learn what protective measures have been put in place since the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. This citizen-driven group monitors the safe shipping of oil in the Sound.

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Extreme Ice Survey

Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy, providing a unique baseline—useful in years, decades and even centuries to come—for revealing how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet. Columbia Glacier is a part of this project.

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