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    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center to close for the winter on Nov. 1st.

    Wrangell-St. Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be closed for the winter starting November 1. The visitor center will re-open on April 1, 2015.

Far North Film Festival

Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Geographic, and the Far North Conservation Film Festival would like to present a diverse group of outstanding films about conservation and sustainability of wildlife, wild places and cultures from around the world.

The Far North Conservation Film Festival began in 2003 in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. After growing and developing, the festival is in its 6th year of celebrating the diversity and sustainability of wildlife, wild places, and cultures around the world and in the far north! The Far North Conservation Film Festival is a place for filmmakers, local people, and local businesses to support media that matters in promoting global conservation.

Come and join us for just one film or enjoy the whole festival in the National Park Service Theater. The festival will be shown March 6, 2010 between 11:30 and 5 P.M. Admission is free and open to all who would like to join us. Snacks will be provided during intermissions. For more information about the festival click here.

Click here for the current line up and description of the films being shown.

Did You Know?

Pack Horse on Valdez Trail

The oldest road in Alaska, the Richardson Highway, evolved from a 5-foot wide pack route called the Valdez Trail. This route, initiated in 1898, served as the only land access to Interior Alaska until completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942.