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Ward Cove is a bay located in Alexander Archipelago in southern Alaska, just a few miles outside British Columbia in Canada. The Ward Cove stream empties into the head of the cove, making it the outlet to many lakes found on Revillagigedo Island. Its rapid and relatively straight-coursed current made it an excellent location for a pulp mill back in the 1940s, when the paper industry was flourishing. It was used to process the timber from the Tongass National Forest into wood pulp. The industry’s decline, however, led to the definitive closing of the mill in 1997, which is now being converted into a boatyard for the Alaska Marine highway.

Ward Cove is the name of a settlement in the unincorporated community of Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The area is not for the urbanites and the bustle aficionados; at just 57 inhabitants, Ward Cove should be thought of more like a retreat, an ode to nature. It is a fisher’s paradise! A number of tour operators based in Ketchikan will be happy to take visitors on an exploratory journey on the Alaskan waters. Another local attraction is the Totem Bight State Historical Park, located just north of Ward Cove. A National Register of Historic Places, it showcases a collection of 15 delicate totem poles and a recreation of what would have been a typical clanhouse at the time of settling, in the early 1900s.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Ward Cove tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ward Cove can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all Ward Cove tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ward Cove 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ward Cove costs USD 5.00. Guided Ward Cove tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all Ward Cove tickets and tours on Viator.