I’ve always read that when in Victoria, you must stop and see the Buchart Gardens. Not so sure as to what’s the big deal about a garden, but whoa, this is a definitely a landscape to behold.
The little borough of Sitka was first inhabited by the Tlingit tribe, who were said to have lived here over 10,000 years ago. In 1905, the Governor was tasked with decorating the Sitka park for a national exhibition which is how Sitka came to have a national park displaying a large collection of totem poles. These were gifts from the Pacific Northwest tribes, who donated these to share their culture with the people of Alaska. How I do love these!
In this little town of Sitka with a population of 8,000, we took a boat to explore the wildlife in the sea. Luckily, our boat only had 20 people, so we could run back and forth to both sides to not miss any of the action. Aboard for a three hour tour across the water, we are off to see what critters live in the Alaskan wilderness. We were in for quite a day because there’s a lot to see here!