Some people say that Alaska is like Western Canada without the people. It is far less populated and having the wilderness to yourself is part of the magic. This vast, rugged state offers abundant wildlife and a feeling of remoteness that is hard to match anywhere else in the States. Everything has been super-sized in the 49th State:

Denali National Park - talking of epic proportions, North America's highest peak, at 20, 310 feet Mount Denali is a must-visit. This six million acres of wild land offers taiga forest, alpine tundra and creatures great and small. Drive the scenic 92 mile long Denali Park Road to get a feel for the park. You can't get lost - there is only one road and one entrance!

Glacier Bay National Park - the stats are hard to get your head around but World Heritage Glacier Bay, part of one of the largest internationally protected Biosphere Reserves in the world, offers 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, fjords, forests and glaciers. Marine life is rich including humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, harbour seals, sea otters and porpoises.You may also glimpse brown and black bears...

Kenai Peninsula - this is the spot for serious bear watching. Just south of Anchorage, as well as bears, you'll have a chance to see whales, sea lions, puffins, seals and ...mountain goats! Boat tours leave from Seward. Hike the Harding Icefield, one of Alaska’s most beautiful trails.