This small fishing village is our first taste of Alaska and has a large concentration of black and brown bears fishing along Salmon Glacier/Fish Creek. Many on the Canadian side of the border like to argue that this is part of their land, but either way, it a beautiful inlet surrounded by glaciers, mountains and rivers. Make sure you get your passport stamped here; they’ve got some of the coolest stamps!
For each luxury experience in Alaska, there is a free alternative, and as a personal rule I prefer that so I can make more trips than soak in luxury on a few trips. But, for this one, I had to make an exception - the bird-eye view of the beautiful glaciers and the peaks just cannot be matched from the ground.