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Notes from the North

July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Alaska Railroad!


This month marks the 87th year of the Alaska Railroad's completion!

From North to South along the rail belt, the vast, terrain beholds undiscovered adventures. Unlock these mysteries as you travel from Denali to Seward with us!

Check-out our Denali and Seward rail excursions. 

Congrats to our June drawing winner, Kerin from Elgin, IL. She won an "Alaska Abundance Basket" from our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products! Will you be the July winner?

Denali is our Backyard


The Great One is known for its elusiveness- one minute you see it and the next, it's tucked behind a thick curtain of clouds. Want to check if the mountain is out now? View live feed from our webcam at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

You too could wake-up to Denali right outside your window!  Right now when you book a Mountain View Room at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, you'll receive a second night for only $99 during select dates in July and August. 

Book this special today, or call 1-877-777-4067.

The Perfect Kenai Fjords Tour out of Seward


Alaska Fact: Seward was named for President Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Henry Seward, the man who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.

Save 20% on the best of Seward when you book this exceptional package! Depart on Kenai Fjords Tours first class, premium, full-day cruise!

This 9 hour journey is the only daily cruise visiting magnificent Northwestern Fjord. Explore 150 miles of marine wildlife, sea birds, and tidewater glaciers. After returning to Seward, stay overnight in the secluded, wilderness comfort of Seward Windsong Lodge.

Click here for dates and availability, or call 1-877-777-4051

Introducing Fox Island's Executive Chef


Meet Brad Pryor, Executive Chef of Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, and the latest edition to the award-winning executive chef team at CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation!

Brad hails from North Carolina where his extensive culinary repertoire has been honed at several successful restaurants. On Fox Island, his warm demeanor and gourmet cuisine help make your experience one of a kind!

Find out more about Brad & visiting Fox Island, or call 1-877-777-4053.

Traverse Glacial Territory with Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises


Home to tidewater, piedmont, and alpine glaciers, many marine mammals flock to the protected waters of Prince William Sound. Explore a working salmon hatchery as you voyage pristine, crystal blue waters surrounded by untouched mountain majesty of the Chugach National Forest.

Reserve your seat now, and you'll receive 10% off our Wilderness Explorer cruise.

Learn more about this special, or call us at 1-877-777-4054.



10% off- 8 a.m. Kenai Fjords National Park Tour


Operarting since 1974, Kenai Fjords Tours is the original tour operator in Seward.

Be the first into Kenai Fjords National Park on our early bird cruise - and enjoy the awakening wilderness! View marine wildlife and glaciers with time to spare in Seward to visit the Sea Life Center or Exit Glacier.

Learn more about this special, or call us at 1-877-777-4054.


A Little Taste of Alaska!

One lucky subscriber each month will receive an Alaska Abundance Basket, from our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products. You'll be treated to chocolate-covered berries, reindeer sausage, smoked cheddar cheese and more.

We'll e-mail the winner to confirm their address, but if you don't hear from us, there's always next month!

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation