Valdez Alaska is a city of contrasts. Infamous for the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, Valdez is the end of the line for the Alaskan pipeline. In its port, huge oil tankers take oil to refineries along the west coast.
Many relish the summers in Valdez, referring to the city as a northern Hawaii because of its green and lush hillsides. Others are impressed with the winters and the extreme weather they can bring. Downtown Valdez frequently gets over 30 feet of snow during the winter.
Because of the natural beauty, visitors flock to the area for activities likes fishing, kayaking, rafting, flight seeing and glacier cruises. Valdez Alaska halibut charters are extremely common and frequently reap handsome rewards. Guided raft trips through the spectacular Keystone Canyon and past immense waterfalls are also available. There are also a number of hiking trails around Valdez, including some that go up glaciers.
Valdez is a place of great beauty and once in a lifetime opportunities for adventure activities. A visit to Valdez is sure to be worthwhile.
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