Planning a Trip to the Great Land

Posted in About Alaska, Traveling to the Yukon

Alaska & Yukon Map with Westmark Hotels locations.

The Ultimate Great Land Vacation Itinerary If there’s one thing we know here at Westmark Hotels—well, other than how to offer our guests truly one-of-a-kind lodging experiences—it’s how to make the most of a Great Land vacation. We’re always getting asked by our guests what we think is the best way to experience the beauty and expanse of Alaska…

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Reeling in the fun at Alaska’s fishing derbies

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Fireweed along an Alaska river

Try your luck at reeling in a trophy fish and you might catch a cash prize! Alaska fishing derbies are a favorite summer activity for visitors and locals alike. Every summer, derbies in several towns across the state attract crowds of anglers eager to win big prizes. But before you throw out a line, be…

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Fair Fun in the Midnight Sun

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In addition to abundant wildlife, stunning mountain views and long summer days, July and August also offer memorable northern fairs and festivals. From state fairs that boast rides, oversized vegetables and fresh Alaska seafood to music festivals that showcase some of the finest talent in Alaska and the Yukon, these festivities in the Land of…

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20 Gorgeous Alaska Pinterest Boards

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Alaska sunrise

This photo by Dawn Ellner is used under Creative Commons License The best part about getting ready for a trip to Alaska this summer is daydreaming about the huge mountains, the breathtaking glaciers, and the breaching whales. When you cannot wait to get up to the Land of the Midnight Sun, try diving into Pinterest…

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Unique Spring Festivals in the Last Frontier

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People in an assortment of costumes stand on snow waiting for their chance to partake in the annual Slush Cup

Slush Cup Contestants This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Frank Kovalchek. If you’re planning a trip north and are looking for an experience slightly off the beaten path, Alaska’s spring festivals are a great way to experience the area and its people in a fun and unique way. Rain, shine or…

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The 2014 Arctic Winter Games Returns to Fairbanks!

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Arctic Winter Games 2014 Logo, black, pink, green and blue.

Join us at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel this March 15-22 in Alaska’s Golden Heart City to celebrate the 2014 Arctic Winter Games! The weeklong sporting event is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event, hosted every two years by northern communities such as Alaska, Greenland and Canada. The Arctic Winter Games brings together more…

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