There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied during your visit to Cordova. From abundant hikes with amazing views, to berry filled trails for you to explore, there is something for everyone, regardless of your fitness level.
The Prince William Sound and the surrounding area offers world class salmon and halibut fishing, sea kayaking and canoeing – all with amazing view of the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Surrounding glaciers are easily accessible and can be viewed by road, foot or aerial tours.
Cordova is well known for its Shorebird Festival each May (when the tidal flats of the Copper River Delta shimmer with the activities of thousands of shorebirds on their epic spring migrations), though bird watching can be enjoyed year round from the viewing platforms at Alaganik Slough, or simply when you are out and about!
Perhaps one of the activities visitors most enjoy when traveling to Alaska is wildlife viewing. Sea otters, seals, ermines and other sea mammals are plentiful – so it’s possible to glimpse a furry critter on the Delta, or in the Cordova Harbor in town.
While Cordova doesn’t offer any typical indoor entertainment facilities (we don’t have a movie theatre or bowling alley), you will enjoy visiting the Ilanka Cultural Center to view Eyak the Orca – a re-articulated skeleton of a Killer Whale skeleton from a Prince William Sound pod. Other rainy day activities include visiting the Cordova Historical Museum – visitors find it interesting to see how the town looked prior to the earthquake in 1964.
For more ideas on what to do during your visit to Cordova, visit the Cordova Chamber of Commerce Website, or stop by their office on First Street. Maps on local hiking trails can be picked up at the U.S. Forest Service building on Second Street. Information on fishing and hunting regulations can be picked up at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Office, on Railroad Avenue by the northeast corner of the harbor.