4639 Sawmill Creek Rd., Sitka, AK 99835
A 501(c)(3) non-profit bear sanctuary and educational center, dedicated to rescuing orphaned Alaskan bear cubs in need. With no legal rehabilitation and release program available for bears in the state, orphans that lose their mothers at a young age are typically destroyed. View Fortress of the Bear’s resident rescue black and brown bear populations from covered viewing areas as they roam their naturalistic three-quart acre habitats, complete with fresh running water. Enjoy viewing the bears as they play, explore and forage for food, while a team of naturalists tell you stories about their histories, personalities and seasonally changing diets and environments.
Open to the public 7 days per week, May – September, 9:00 am – last admission 4:30 pm. Only open weekends or cruise ship days during April and October, weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. No appointment required, no pre-purchase ticket options available.
$15 per adult, $5 per child (aged 8-18), no charge for children under 7.