Best time to see wildlife in Alaska
The headline wildlife attractions in Alaska are the bears and the whales. Your best chance to see them is the summer months, and come as late as you can for the bears.
Most Alaska wildlife holidays operate between May and September, the exceptions being Northern Lights tours that hope to catch the aurora borealis in March, and tailor made bear-watching trips. Not only are spring, summer and autumn the seasons when Alaskan wildlife is most active and visible, but the winter climate that far north can be inhospitable, to say the least. Anchorage temperatures can drop as low as -10°C in January, and remote areas tend to be much more exposed. Come between June and September to watch grizzlies after the salmon in Katmai National Park, while May and June are the most likely months to see orcas, those magnificent predators, off the Kenai Peninsula.
Alaska wildlife, month by month
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