Located northwest of Canada, Alaska is the largest state in the United States and the only one with a polar climate. During your stay, you may come across some wildlife, such as grizzly bears, caribou, moose and polar bears. There are about 100,000 glaciers in Alaska. If you love nature, breathtaking scenery and the great outdoors, Alaska is definitely one to put on your list of places to visit. Take the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the First Nations as well.
This American state is the one with the largest number of national parks, with a total of eight. It is at Denali National Park and Preserve that we find the highest peak in North America. During summer, tourists can enjoy cycling, mountaineering and hiking. Kenai Fjords National Park is located to the south. It has around 40 glaciers, as well as 23 marine mammal species, such as seals, penguins, gray whales, humpback whales and 20 sea birds species. Listed as a World Heritage Site since 1979, Glacier Bay National Park welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors a year. Finally, the largest national park in the United States is Wrangell – Saint-Elie, also located in Alaska. It has an area of 53,321 km².
Alaska’s capital, Juneau, is only accessible by boat or seaplane. If you are a seafood lover, you must go to Juneau! Indeed, seafood is the city's specialty. Treat yourself and enjoy! In the afternoon, hop aboard the cable car that will take you up Mount Roberts. You will have an incredible view at an altitude of 550 m. You can even please yourself with a helicopter ride to see the glaciers.
Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. It has a lot to offer to tourists, during both winter and summer. Museums, lakes, botanical parks, the Alaska Zoo and a dog sled ride will introduce you to this charming city. From Anchorage, you can also board a cruise ship that sails through glaciers.
Alaska is the only American state where you can see northern lights. Denali National Park is a great place to observe them. The best time to admire northern lights is from mid-September to mid-March as it's during winter that colors are more intense thanks to darker nights and long periods of cold. If you have the opportunity, you must absolutely see this magnificent natural phenomenon. These green colors in the night sky will blow your mind for sure.
The country's official currency is the U.S. dollar. It can be obtained at any ATM. Remember to notify your banking institution of the dates of your stay if you plan to use your cards in the United States.
Electrical outlets used in the United States are the same as in Canada.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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