One of our favorite times in Petersburg is the Norwegian Constitution Day festival. Our town was founded by many families from Norway, and we continue to celebrate the old ways, language, and arts.
Walk or ride your bike down the historic boardwalk at Hammer Slough. It is one of the earliest settlements, and all the houses and warehouses are built on pilings. You'll still see small boats coming and going at high tide!
The worlds southernmost tidewater glacier. Call up The Pelican crew and they can run you over there for a tour. Watch out for falling ice! You may see Harbor Seal, Mountain Goats, and you are guaranteed to see huge, blue iceburgs.
We have scads of magnificent Stellar's Sea Lions, but don't think they are you friends. They are best watched from a distance! This one is sitting on the sea plane dock, just 1000 feet North of the Waterfront B&B. He's a giant bull, with the head the size of a Brown Bear and an apetite to match. He'll steal your crab traps if you aren't careful!
You don't even have to leave the deck, because these guys are always swimming around looking for trouble.
It's not hard to find some massive King Salmon near Petersburg. A short car ride down to the Blind River Rapids, and certain times of the year you'll find yourself knee deep in entire schools of hungry, angry Kings.
Keep an eye out for Brown Bears! They've been known to come down and threaten anglers who are steeling their salmon!
John Muir once describe the Stikine River as "Yosemite a hundred miles long". Boy was he right, and only he could fully express it's wonder
A broad white flood, though apparently rigid as iron, sweeping in graceful curves between its high mountain-like walls, small glaciers hanging in the hollows on either side, and snow in every form above them, and the great down-plunging granite buttresses and headlands of the walls marvelous in bold massive sculpture…
You don't want to come to Petersburg without a run to Cape Fanshaw. Sure we have humpbacks right here in town, sometimes they even come right into the North Harbor, but at Cape Fanshaw they are multitudinous. You'll see bubble feeding, breaching, rolling, and outright dancing.
Our Humback population spend their summer feeding on Alaskan fish, and they really like the area at the North end of Frederick Sound, where the deepest waters of Stephen's Passage well up and attract millions of fish
It is truly the adventure of a lifetime!