Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve,

SE Alaska, near Juneau. The park (3,224,840 acres/1,305,603 hectares) and the preserve (58,406 acres/23,646 hectares) were established in 1925 as a national monument and in 1980 designated a national park and preserve. Glaciers descending from the towering snow-covered mountains of the Fairweather Range into the bay create one of the world's most spectacular displays of ice. Among the bay's most famous glaciers is Muir Glacier, c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide and rising c.265 ft (80 m) above the water. Wildlife includes bears, deer, mountain goats, porpoises, whales, and waterfowl. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Voyage of the Glaciers -- Princess' most popular Gulf of Alaska offering sailings between Vancouver and Whittier features two glacier-viewing experiences on every voyage, with visits to the UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay National Park plus either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord.
8 billion and employs more than 270,000 employees in 21 countries and currently holds eight other NPS contracts with gross revenues of over $110 million in 2013, including concessions at Lake Mead and Glen Canyon National Recreation Areas, as well as Mesa Verde, Olympic, Denali, and Glacier Bay National Parks.
Melissa and Kelly's collaborative efforts and creativity have helped provide opportunities for thousands to develop an appreciation of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve as a critical home for generations of whales.
For the past thirteen years, Huna Totem Corporation has shared its people's culture and history with travelers who have visited the Huna Tlingit ancestral homeland, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and their modern day home in Hoonah.
Though they are still threatened in certain areas--California and the Aleutian Islands, for example--there is one particularly bright spot and intriguing success story: Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve in Alaska.
Glacier Bay Lodge in Glacier Bay National Park in the panhandle of Southeast Alaska will benefit this year from the implementation of new flights and ferries to the area when it opens for the season May 25.
Guests spend two days exploring inside Glacier Bay National Park with opportunities to hike and kayak with park rangers.
And for a marvellous week, the Coral Princess made its way down the coast of Alaska towards its final stop at Vancouver, but the highlight of the voyage will be the visit to the Glacier Bay National Park, where glaciers crash into the sea, waterfalls cascade down rugged mountains and bears roam the deserted shores.
Interpreters, tour concierges and travel guides are present on most cruise-tours and sailings, and National Park Rangers provide commentary and guided programs at Glacier Bay National Park.
For many people the highlight of the voyage will be the visit to the Glacier Bay National Park, where glaciers crash into the sea, waterfalls cascade down rugged mountains and bears roam the deserted shores.
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At sea, families can also take advantage of Princess' many onboard programs especially for children, including a special Junior Ranger program in Glacier Bay National Park.