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Ketchikan is the southeasternmost city in Alaska, with a population of just over 8,000. Photo credit: Darryl Brooks /

Life In Ketchikan, Alaska


Often referred to as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location as the southernmost entrance to Alaska's Inside Passage, Ketchikan is known for its breathtaking wilderness, its rich Alaska native culture and history, and an abundance of salmon. It goes without saying that fishing enthusiasts will fall in love with Ketchikan, known as “The Salmon Capital of the World” thanks to its century-old commercial fishery. But even for those not in the mood for seafood, Ketchikan offers... 

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The Ketchikan area serves as home to three Native groups: The Tsimshian, Haida and Tlingit, each with distinct cultural traditions that make living in Ketchikan a wonderful and unique experience.

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