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Anchorage & Mat-Su Valley
Wildlife Viewing

It could take a lifetime to see all the wildlife that Alaska has to offer but Anchorage is a good place to start. Wildlife is an important part of everyday life in Alaska’s largest city. A large moose population residing within the Anchorage bowl makes life unique and exciting for residents. Many migratory bird species visit the Anchorage area during spring and fall migrations. Anchorage is also within minutes of truly wild lands that are home to myriad animals from moose to bears to whales to birds.

Our Anchorage hot spots include points along Turnagain Arm to Girdwood and Portage Glacier Valley, as well as north to Palmer Hay Flats and Goose Bay.