Nestled in the southwestern corner of Alaska, you’ll find the beautiful, idyllic and scenic city of Ketchikan. In Ketchikan, you’ll find a historic downtown, winding hiking trails and fish-filled waters surrounding the place we call home. If you’re looking for an Alaskan escape, Ketchikan is exactly what you’re looking for.


The First City

Ketchikan is located on the rocky southwestern shore of Revillagigedo Island (Revilla), part of the Alexander Archipelago. Ketchikan is the first port of call northbound into Alaska, thus earning it the nicknames of “The First City” and “The Gateway City.” The site was originally a Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingit Indians settlement, who named Ketchikan for the creek in the area “Kitschk-hin” meaning “Thundering Wings of an Eagle.”

Creek Street in downtown Ketchikan, Alaska
Welcome to Ketchikan Sign in downtown Ketchikan

Salmon Capital

Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan, Alaska, truly is the perfect place to catch salmon. From mid-July to mid-September, five different types of salmon fight their way upstream. In the 1880s a cannery was built in the area that supplied gold miners during the gold rush. Subsequently, the canning of fish became the chief economic activity. Today, the are has a diverse economy with fishing, fish processing and timber, as well as tourism.

Easy Flight

Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) is a short 90-minute flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) is serviced with direct flights by Alaska Airlines year round and Delta seasonally. Contact the airline directly to check flight schedules and to book flights.

Your all-inclusive package includes roundtrip shuttle airport transfers. Let us know your airline, flight number and arrival and departure times so we may confirm your airport transfers. Upon landing, a Team member will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you and your luggage to the resort.

Aerial View of downtown Ketchikan, Alaska

Salmon Falls Fishing Resort is ADA compliant under the Department of Justice ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, 1991. For information about accessible features, please view our Accessibility Statement.