Where can I see wildlife in Juneau Alaska?
The Mount Roberts Tramway lifts you 1,800 vertical feet Above Downtown 3 to subalpine habitats, with trails leading into the alpine. This is the closest Juneau has to a designated wildlife viewing area. Marmots and grouse are habituated to people and readily viewable in the summer.
Are there bears in Juneau Alaska?
Juneau is prime black bear habitat and it isn’t uncommon to see bears traveling through neighborhoods. A black bear passing through is generally not a threat. Black bears are rarely aggressive toward people and no serious attacks have ever been reported in Juneau.
How many moose are killed in Alaska each year?
More on Moose & Moose Hunting. Moose are the most sought after big game animal in Alaska. Hunters report harvesting over 7,000 of Alaska’s estimated 175,000 moose each year.
What month is best for whale watching in Alaska?
If it’s whales you want, it’s whales you’re gonna get. The best time to whale watch is from April to November, when approximately 600 humpbacks inhabit the waters of the northern Inside Passage. Whale watching tours are offered in Juneau and near Glacier Bay.
What is Juneau Alaska known for?
Although you may not see them all on your next Alaskan cruise, Juneau is well known for its incredible wildlife — both on land and by sea. Juneau is popular. In a given year Juneau can receive as many as 900,000 cruise ship passengers and an additional 100,000 independent travelers. There’s no place like Juneau.
Can you see the northern lights in Juneau Alaska?
We do know, however, that the northern lights are best seen in Alaska between 65° N and 70° N latitude. Fairbanks is about 180 miles south of the Arctic Circle and enjoys sporadic northern lights, though it’s best to forget the more southerly destinations of Anchorage and Juneau, which see dramatically fewer displays.