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FCVB Recognizes Visitor Industry at Awards Banquet

The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau (FCVB) acknowledged the contributions of Bureau members and other individuals and organizations for their support of the local visitor industry at its 2012 Annual Awards Banquet on April 28th at the Alaska Dog Mushers Hall. The Golden Heart... Read full article

Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive Adventure

Northern Alaska Tour Company announces 3 more dates for a special Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive Adventure: Thursday, 11 February - Departs 12:00 noon / Return Approx. 11:00 - 12:00 am Friday, 12 February – Departs 1:00 pm / Return Approx. 10:00—11:00 pm Read full article

Fairbanks Hosts 52nd Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The 52nd World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks from July 17 through 20, 2013. WEIO is a four-day series of traditional Alaska Native athletic competitions and dances. WEIO draws Native athletes and dancers from around the state, the United... Read full article

Rareness on Wheels

A rare 1921 Heine-Velox automobile is now on display at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort. This massive car’s $25,000 price tag was shocking for its time--equal to almost $305,000 in today’s dollars. No other car came close to it. One could buy a fully loaded Rolls Royce... Read full article

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race – the Fairbanks headquarters have moved to their new home on First Avenue in the Yukon Quest Log Cabin. Stop by for a look at dog mushing memorabilia and a chance to pick out memorabilia to take home from their store. Open Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 11-7, Sun... Read full article

Fairbanks Named In Lonely Planet 2013 Top 10 US Destinations Series

Fairbanks has been named the United States' second best US destination to visit in 2013 by Lonely Planet, the leading travel guidebook publisher and website. The honor is part of Lonely Planet’s annual Top US Destinations series, which recognizes the top 10 U.S. cities and regions that have good... Read full article

Iron Dog, the World’s Longest, Toughest Snowmobile Race Turns 30

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) - The 2013 Iron Dog, presented by the Alaska National Guard, is scheduled to start on February 17, 2013 in Big Lake, Alaska. The race, celebrating its 30th anniversary, will take racers from Anchorage to... Read full article

Tenth Walk for Charity May 11, 2012

The Fairbanks Visitor Industry is organizing their tenth ‘Walk for Charity” to be held on Friday, May 11, 2012. Families, friends, and community groups are invited to sign up to walk and eat to support local non-profits. Registered walkers will meet on May 11th between 4 PM and 6 PM in... Read full article

Polar bear viewing flights

Warbelow’s Air Ventures offers guaranteed polar bear viewing flights to Kaktovik on the Arctic Ocean.  Available September and October. Ed Peebles, ed.peebles@warbelows.com, (907) 374-6203 ... Read full article

Paws for Adventure – New Dinner and Aurora Tour

After a pick-up at a Fairbanks location, guests will enjoy a catered Alaskan-style dinner at A Taste of Alaska Lodge (a choice of five entrees – salmon, halibut, prime rib, New York steak or chicken cordon bleu or additional for king crab). Enjoy a dog sled or guided snowmachine ride from the... Read full article

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