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Cultural Experiences

There are many ways to connect with Kodiak Alutiiq culture.  In addition to visiting the Alutiiq Museum, you can study the Alutiiq langague at Kodiak College, enjoy performances by the Kodiak Alutiiq dancers, or tour archaeological sites while bear viewing on Karluk Lake at the Kodiak Brown Bear CenterUtaqalirciqamken - We will wait for you.

Kodiak Brown Bear Center

The Kodiak Brown Bear Center combines world class bear viewing with stunning Alaskan scenery and Kodiak Alutiiq traditions. Visitors fly to the center's lodge on Camp Island, a remote wilderness setting in Karluk Lake.  The region is rich in salmon and bears, and filled with archaeological sites.  Alutiiq people settled  Karluk Lake more than 6,000 years ago, and evidence of their activities abounds.  Visitors can learn about this history as part of their unique bear viewing experience.

The center is owned and operated by Koniag, Inc., the Alaska Native regional corporation for the Kodiak region.  To learn more, please visit the Kodiak Brown Bear Center's website or contact the center at 1-877-335-BEAR (2327).
Members of the Alutiiq Museum at the Ar'uq - Whale Level can receive a one time 20% discount on any individual booking.

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Brown bear cubs by Karluk Lake.
Photo by Matt VanDaele. Courtesy Koniag, Inc.
  Cabins at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center
Photo courtesy Koniag, Inc.