Mt Edgecumbe stands out on the horizon © Billie Rinn / Alaska Marine Highway System Naa Kahidi dancers perform traditional native dancing © Gene Christian Alaska day celebrations are quite the event in Sitka © Ernest Manewal / Sitka CVB The Russian Orthodox Church is the centerpiece of downtown © Alaska Marine Highway System Boating, fishing and adventures are a favorite past time in the area © Joshua Roper Photography Colorful kayaks sitting on top of crystal clear waters meant for paddling © Joshua Roper Photography

Sitka is settled on Baranof Island, located on the outer coast of the Inside Passage and 132 nautical miles west of Juneau. Nestled peacefully in the Tongass National Forest, Sitka proudly beckons those who seek out-of-the-ordinary, majestic and lush places. Explore the myriad of islands and bays of Sitka Sound for a chance to spot wildlife and view spectacular scenery. An extinct volcano, Mount Edgecumbe, rises 3,200 feet above the community and adds to the beauty of this seaside town.

A service area map for the community of Sitka

Sitka's hallmark is its tenure and devotion to a culturally diverse past with a distinctive character of a place that has been settled for thousands of years with a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history. St. Michael's Cathedral is an excellent example of the Russian architecture that can still be found throughout Alaska. Visit visitsitka.org/ for more information on available activities and accommodations.