Boreal Journeys

Our passion is making our guests feel comfortable and connected in the northern Alaskan forest that we call home. We are a small-scale, family-run business focused on providing authentic experiences for our guests. We offer single or multi-day adventures dog sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing. We take only private groups of 1-4 people and customize the experience to each group’s desires to create unforgettable adventures.

We strive to live as close as we can to the place we’re in. We hunt, fish and grow much of our food for us and our dog family. We feed our guests healthy, homemade and local food. We do our best to use technology that doesn’t insulate us from a direct experience with our environment. On a trip with us, you will travel on trails we have cut, stay in tents we have sewn or cabins we have built and use gear that is made from and indigenous to the area we’re traveling in. We live in the place we guide, and we want to make sure that it is still just as beautiful and bountiful when we’re in the ground and future generations are tromping around.

Burro Creek Lodge

Exclusive Burro Creek Lodge getaway allows smaller groups to enjoy an elegant, off-grid wilderness lodge experience. Featuring stunning waterfalls, a delicious Dungeness crab & shrimp feast, Alaskan tranquility and a top notch experience. Wild Alaska at its best! BURRO CREEK WATERFALL LODGE FEATURES: *Scenic, private boat ride across Lynn Canal to the exclusive & magical Burro Creek Lodge. *Delicious homestyle Dungeness crab & shrimp feast with Andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn on the cob & wood fired bread. * Decadent double chocolate mason jar brownies with assorted fixings & marshmallows toasted over the campfire. (S’mores too!) *Mimosas, Alaskan & domestic beers, champagne, wine, locally roasted coffee & other beverages. * Charming and local on site musician, chef & naturalist * Off-grid hydro power demonstration * World class waterfalls, endless photo opportunities & optional hiking trails.

 

Camp Denali & North Face Lodge

Camp Denali & North Face Lodge’s longstanding family ownership is committed to preserving and refining the fundamental elements of our mission: excellence, community, and place. Your Camp Denali or North Face Lodge experience is personal. It is a unique blend of camaraderie among fellow adventurers and staff in a wilderness environment without parallel. At the core of our guest experience is a chance to live close to the land and, in exploring Denali’s wilderness, to learn about its ecology and history. More than facts and figures about Denali, we hope our guests return home with new ways of seeing, understanding, and taking care of the natural world in their own backyards. In addition, we hope that our continual improvements to the environmental sustainability of our operation will provide an opportunity for our guests, staff, and other small business owners in Alaska to learn about viable alternatives to the status quo. For us, providing excellent hospitality is not about attending to every luxury or amenity; instead we strive to ensure our guests’ comfort, meet their needs, and surpass their expectations. At Camp Denali and North Face Lodge you are welcomed as personal houseguests into our community of 50 staff. Our summertime staff live, work, and play together. Maintaining a healthy, supportive community is a major part of our daily work.

Chugach Adventures

Chugach Adventures (formerly known as Chugach Adventure Guides and Class V Whitewater) was founded in 1996. The company explored & pioneered the Spencer Glacier area in 2000 and partnered with the Alaska Railroad starting in 2001 to offer trips via the Glacier Discovery Train to Spencer Glacier.
In the Fall of 2012, long-time Chugach guides and Girdwood locals, Melanee and Ari Stiassny, purchased the rafting business. Melanee & Ari share a passion for Alaskan adventure with their three kids. In winter 2015 /16, Chugach Adventures was awarded a ten year permit with the USFS Chugach National Forest to continue operating tours at Spencer Lake and are stoked to be now offering kayaking, overnight camping, heli hiking, and glacier salmon bakes at Spencer Glacier.

“We believe strongly in sharing our local stories and firsthand experiences of what we have seen and witnessed as Spencer Glacier has receded thru the years. We are committed to finding ways to protect our environment and aim to share our knowledge to our guests.”

Denali Education Center

Denali Education Center connects people to Denali through fun, informative, and inspiring programs that build lifelong friendships, lasting memories, and a connection to nature. A for-purpose educational partner of Denali National Park since 1989, we serve visitors and residents with multi-day programs on our 10-acre campus, day programs, field trips, and special events. Through our hands-on explorations in Denali, participants develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world by discovering and investigating one of the world’s most pristine wilderness classrooms. We also offer a variety of fun, educational programs for Alaska youth. Programs range from day camps to multi-day trips and are offered to youth of all ages and abilities, providing opportunities for young people to explore the outdoors along with their peers, teach and practice the principles of Leave No Trace, and incorporate techniques that accommodate different learning styles. When you visit the Denali Education Center, you support our local efforts to provide these summer camps for youth as well as lectures, concerts, and workshops for the local community. Our programs are designed and led by people with a passion for, and an intimate understanding of, Denali. We live here and we love it. Let us show you why.

Denali Hostel & Cabins

Much More than a Hostel
Situated on a sparkling creek in the heart of the Alaska Range, Denali Hostel & Cabins offers you a truly special experience with all the comforts of home. Choose from a variety of accommodations at affordable prices including private cabins, bunkhouses, canvas castles, and our latest addition – a tiny house. After an adventure-filled day, relax in one of our cozy cabins, share stories with fellow travelers, and make s’mores around the campfire in the evening.

Diamond M Ranch Resort

Located in the heart of Alaska’s scenic Central Kenai Peninsula, the Diamond M Ranch Resort and RV Park is owned by the Martin Family. Active in their local community, the Martin’s run their working ranch alongside their award-winning RV Park, sumptuous suites carefully modeled after historic Gold Rush era buildings, and a lovely selection of cabins with a variety of different accommodations to meet your needs. There is access to Tent Camping, many different RV site options, and a variety of amenities on the property. Diamond M Ranch Resort partners with many local groups and businesses for tours, fishing and more. When you stay at the Diamond M Ranch Resort, you have three generations of active outdoor-loving Alaskans to help direct you to the best fishing guides, fishing holes, restaurants, cultural exhibits and so much more. We have a blast taking our guests out on mountain hikes and hosting those delicious Saturday evening potluck and baked salmon socials! When you come into the Diamond M Ranch Resort, you’re not just coming into a business, but also into a warm and welcoming family. We look forward to meeting you and helping you have an Alaskan experience that you’ll never forget.

Discovery Voyages

Discovery Voyages is one of Alaska’s oldest and most respected eco-tour operators. Dean Rand, captain and owner of Discovery Voyages, offers week-long natural history, hiking, photography, kayaking, and outdoor education tours in the fjords and wilderness waters of Prince William Sound.

During the past 15 years, Dean and his staff have become increasingly concerned about the melting of glacial ice, the introduction of never-before-seen pathogens in shellfish, and the loss of critical wildlife habitat–all due to global warming. At the same time, they recognize that wilderness cruises, by their very nature, require the consumption of some fossil fuel and the addition of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere.

As a result, Discovery Voyages has looked at its own actions and sought to take responsibility by being as energy efficient as possible. In addition, it has partnered with Native Energy to offset its carbon use and to give passengers the opportunity to contribute to the carbon offset program and promote energy independence and clean emissions.

Expeditions Alaska

Expeditions Alaska offers a diversity of wilderness and adventure trips in all corners of wild Alaska, specializing in small groups and custom trips; grizzly and polar bear photo tours, backpacking and sea kayaking, rafting trips, hiking, camping and landscape photography trips. With more than 15 years in the field, guiding and leading an array of trips both in Alaska and internationally, owner and guide Carl Donohue works closely with various local small businesses, including employing Native Alaskans and local residents as possible. iceberg_06_084 Paying attention to detail, Expeditions Alaska follow critical Leave No trace backcountry travel practices and employ environmentally sound, sustainable ecotourism and adventure travel programs. Expeditions Alaska donates a percentage of all profits to various Alaska conservation and social charities, as well as organizations working at the international level. Expeditions Alaska are involved with Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative, as well as contribute to national conservation efforts in opposing oil development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the proposed open pit Pebble Mine scheme near Bristol Bay. Carl asserts “We make every effort to be good and caring stewards of the wilderness through which we trek.”Carl also makes a concerted effort to educate and inform Expeditions Alaska guests on the vital need for healthy natural environment and strong sustainable business models.

Explore Fairbanks

Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media.