A friendly community surrounded by pristine wilderness: step back in time into the solitude of tranquil bays surrounded by deep forests, sweeping glaciers and majestic mountain peaks.
Whatever time of year you find yourself in Cordova, there will be amazing opportunities for viewing wildlife. A trip on the ferry or sightseeing boat trip into the sound may give you views of orca whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, sea lions, eagles and a diverse array of birds. The month of May brings millions of shorebirds to Cordova, and the community celebrates with the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival.
The summer season from May to October finds the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound teeming with salmon, moose, brown and black bears and other wildlife. Take a tip from a knowledgeable local: late summer evenings are a great time to hunker down with a pair of binoculars and look for moose grazing the delicate tips of willow and alder.
As the season turns to fall, a sure sign is the call of migrating Sandhill cranes high above. Soon the region is blanketed in snow and the footprints of coyotes and moose, and the woosh of birds on wing remind adventurers just how vibrant the season is. Cordova celebrates the harvest season with feasts and foraging. You can join in at Cordova Fungus Festival, an annual event celebrating the interconnected lifecycles of fungus, forest and fish.
Whatever you’re looking for, be sure to bring your camera because the views are spectacular and these are memories you will want to capture.