Alaska Adventure

Purchased by the USA from Russia in 1867 Alaska is famed for its natural resources, wide open spaces, glaciers and varied wildlife. In the late C19 it witnessed a huge gold rush and in more recent times immense oil deposits have made it even richer.

The talk starts with a trip on the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ train across western Canada to Vancouver. Then a voyage up the Inside Passage to three ports in Alaska, a visit to The Yukon by train and finally a dramatic rescue by the US Coast Guard.