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Travel Suggestions


Suggestions for all participants

Suggestions if you plan to do much driving

Suggestions if you travel via ferry

Information on border crossings


Suggestions for all participants



  • For the most part, temperatures throughout the tournaments should be in the 60s F during the day and the upper 40s F to low 50s F at night. The normal low and high temperatures for Anchorage on June 21 (around summer solstice) are 63 F and 48 F.


  • Despite the high likelihood of moderate temperatures, you should also bring a warm jacket for cooler temps and shorts in case the thermometer heads skyward. For the week of June 21-27, the record high and low temperatures for Anchorage are 86 F and 33 F. While we do not intend to race during inclement weather, you should also have a rain jacket and windbreaker handy.


Suggestions if you plan to do much driving



  • Save time to enjoy the drive -- traveling can be slow.


  • If your travels will take you anywhere near Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta, take time to visit Banff and Jasper National Parks.


  • If you plan to drive to Alaska from the western regions of Canada or the US, consider driving the Stewart-Cassiar Highway through British Columbia. It is an extremely scenic and more direct route (compared to starting at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, BC). The Stewart-Cassiar Highway also provides easy access to the towns of Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK (the only town in Southeast Alaska accessible by road).



Suggestions if you travel via ferry



  • Take time to visit some of the towns in Southeast Alaska (e.g., Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Skagway).


Information on border crossings


Entering Canada





Entering the United States



  • Pet food: Technically, the US Customs & Border Protection agency has a policy that allows for the confiscation of any dog food that enters the US from Canada without a permit. However, indications are that enforcement is nonexistent (or extremely rare). To be on the safe side, consider keeping the food in its original packaging, preferably unopened.


  • Refer to the US Department of Homeland Security Border Crossing webpage for information about the documentation required for each person.