Ketchikan, AK

With its boat-filled harbor and colorful waterfront, Ketchikan welcomes visitors to southeastern Alaska’s Inside Passage. Fishing opportunities abound in the self-proclaimed salmon capital of the world, and bear viewing spots often find the creatures munching on their catch of the day. The Totem Heritage Center displays 33 19th-century totem poles, making it the largest collection in the U.S. Expeditions to the country’s largest national forest, Tongass, explore its 16.7 million acres by Jeep, canoe or on foot, while floatplane tours provide a bird’s-eye view of Misty Fjords National Monument. Other outings explore the town’s past as a Native American settlement and gold rush hub or take to the water with kayaks or paddleboards for encounters with harbor seals and the occasional humpback or killer whale.

Language: English
Currency: US dollar (US$)

Ketchikan, AK Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 36 40 43 50 57 62 65 65 60 51 43 38
Low 28 30 32 35 41 47 51 52 48 41 34 30
Average 32 35 37 42 49 55 58 59 54 46 38 34
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 2 4 6 10 14 17 18 18 16 11 6 3
Low -2 -1 0 2 5 8 11 11 9 5 1 -1
Average 0 2 3 6 9 13 14 15 12 8 3 1
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 14 13 12 10 8 6 5 10 15 23 18 17
Centimeters 36 33 30 25 20 15 13 25 38 58 46 43
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 20 18 20 19 17 15 15 16 20 25 22 22
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 85 83 80 80 77 79 83 84 87 87 86 85

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