Ketchikan, AK – The home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world and salmon spawning creek.

Ketchikan… Having fun in Alaska!

Having been able to go back and forth to Ketchikan, Alaska every week for five straight summer months (May-September) last year, I considered it an opportune moment to have fun and explore Ketchikan in a span of my 4-hour break time each port visit.

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan Alaska

ALL ABOARD! Gangway’s open only until 12:30pm. Have to be back to the ship by 12pm then.

First stop, Salmon Landing Market Place.

5 Salmon Lndg Ste 208
KetchikanAK 99901-6590
(907) 225-3299

Certified shopaholics will surely have fun here in Salmon Landing Market Place where you can shop for souvenirs like stuffed toys, shirts, magnets and much more. The closer the Alaskan Cruise Season is to its end, the more the discount prices on the items they offer.

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Salmon Landing Market Place

Salmon Landing Market Place

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

The Polar Bear

Aside from Salmon Landing Market, Tongass Trading Co. is also a good place to visit if you’re looking for outdoor gears or apparel, men’s & women’s clothing & Alaska souvenirs.

Tongass National Forest, 201 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
+1 907-225-5101
 

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, ALaska

he Brown Bear

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, ALaska

With The Brown Bear

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, ALaska

Kodiak Brown Bear

Next up,  picture taking at Alaska Monuments near the pier.

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan Alaska

Dave Rubin’s The Rock

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan Alaska

Dave Rubin’s The Rock

“Ketchikan” comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, which may mean “the river belonging to Kitschk” or “Thundering Wings of an Eagle

Lunch time! It was well-spent in Good Fortune Restaurant.

4 Creek Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
+1 907-225-1818

I recommend their House Fried Rice, Fried Noodle,  and Noodle Soup. Their Thai Tea is also a must-try 🙂

Happy Tummy 🙂

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

House Noodle Soup and Thai Tea

 

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

House Fried Noodle, Vegetable Spring Rolls, and Curry Fried Rice. Yum!

Also, Good Fortune Restaurant has free wi-fi ^_^

And what good is a Chinese Restaurant without the Fortune Cookies served after each meal?

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Wise Words in the Fortune Cookies

I was also able to do a little trek in Married Man’s Trail.

A short hike from Good Fortune’s Restaurant along Creek District to the Native Totem Pole Area which Ketchikan is known for.

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Married Man’s Trail

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Goofing at Married Man’s Trail

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Pole: RAVEN STEALING THE SUN

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Pole situated near Creek Street District

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Appreciating the Totem Pole’s height

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, Alaska

Native Totem Pole.. With Sir Chief 🙂

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska

Afterward, I went to Salmon Creek to watch locals go salmon fishing or just watch the salmons fight their way up the creek. And yes, I literally mean UP.

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan Creek’s salmon fought their way up the stream each summer.

 

My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, Alaska

An Alaskan Town arose on falling water.

 

My Sister Travels.. Ketchikan, Alaska
A local fishing for salmon at Creek Street.
My Sister Travels... Ketchikan, Alaska
Where fresh water meets sea water.

Spending hours of my break time exploring Alaska was all worth it because I had fun in all sort of ways. Eating, picture taking, trekking, shopping. If I would be able to go back again, I’d still do it all over again even though it means no sleep for me before dinner service starts.

For you only get to live once.

Live your life to the fullest!

You can also read my other travels here.

Published by Rea Lakwatsera