Arrival into Whittier is via the Anton Anderson Tunnel or the Alaska Marine Highway System © Wayde Carroll Photography Arriving by train is also an option to arrive from Anchorage © Wayde Carroll Photography The Whittier City Museum holds relics of the area's history © Wayde Carroll Photography A sea otter pops up to say hello to a kayaker paddling by © Wayde Carroll Photography Whale watching seems easy when they pop up nearby © Wayde Carroll Photography Ducks and birds are also abundant in the area © Wayde Carroll Photography

At the head of Passage Canal on the western edge of Prince William Sound, the community of Whittier is located 60 miles southeast of Anchorage. Whittier is home to the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest combined railroad-vehicle tunnel in North America that connects the port city to the Seward Highway and South Central Alaska. A charming and unique seaside community with a working harbor, Whittier offers Alaska seafood, distinctive gifts and spectacular view accommodations. Visit whittieralaskachamber.org for more information.

A service area map for the community of Whittier

Whittier is also the Gateway to Prince William Sound, with easy water access to the largest concentration of tidewater glaciers in Alaska. Plenty of recreation options including, glacier and wildlife cruises, kayaking, hiking, fishing, shrimping, berry picking, and diving. Winter opportunities include snow machining, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and hunting. Whittier is unique in that it is accessible by train, road, and ferry.