|Totem Bight State Historical Park
& Rainforest Canoe Adventure
Uncover the rich cultural history of the native Alaskans!
Alaska Native art and traditions are highlighted in this perfect combination of history and adventure. You will travel 10 miles north of Ketchikan to visit the Totem Bight State Historical Park, an 11-acre park featuring ancient totem poles set in a lush rainforest, before heading to Lake Harriet Hunt for your experience in Native-style canoes on a pristine mountain lake. You'll explore all the historical artifacts that have been restored and re-carved, the rocky coastline along the Tongass Narrows, and the colorful community house called the Clan House before you learn how the natives traveled the long distances of the southeast Alaska waterways in large carved canoes.
At Lake Harriet Hunt, you'll board your easy-to-paddle, 15-passenger traditional Alaskan canoe, much like the Alaska Natives used to travel the coastal waterways. Your safari guide will lead you to a camp on shore, where your cook will be preparing chowder, smoked salmon, rolls, and wild berry jam for you. From the camp, your guide will interpret the features of a temperate rainforest on an optional nature walk through old-growth forest.INCLUDES: Round trip transportation; Souvenir button, Quality poncho; canoeing equipment (life jackets, paddles), Snack and beverages consisting of clam chowder, rolls, jam, smoked salmon, crackers, mints, juice, hot chocolate, coffee and water. Souvenir hats and T-shirts available for purchase.