Join a Park Ranger and Tribal Interpreter

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Join a ranger at Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Tribal House) or the visitor center

1 A weekly schedule is available on our event calendar page here.


Summer 2022 Daily Interpretive Activities

June 2 through September 5.

Thanks for a fantastic 2022 season! Interpretive Activities will restart summer 2023!

Enjoy programming at two locations in Bartlett Cove:

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center
Upstairs in the Glacier Bay Lodge, the ranger desk will be open:
Daily 11 AM to 1 PM
Phone: 907-697-2661
Park rangers are on duty to help you get the most out of your visit.
Park information, Alaska Geographic books and sales (credit card only), reading area, kid's corner, maps and more.
Exhibits open while lodge remains open: 6 AM to 10 PM.

Xunaa Shuká Hít (Huna Tribal House)
Located along the shoreline trail just past the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Open Monday through Wednesday 4 - 5 PM, 6:30 - 8:15 PM
Open Thursday through Sunday 2 - 5 PM, 6:30 - 8:15 PM.
Discover the beauty and significance of this building, a collaborative effort between the National Park Service and Hoonah Indian Association. Visitor hours may be altered to accommodate special events and Tribal/NPS uses, as well as to account for staffing shortage due to Covid-19 challenges.

COVID-19 Safety

In keeping with federal mandates, program participants must do the following:
Face Coverings: Wearing a mask is preferred, regardless of vaccination status, in federal buildings and outdoors on federal land when social distancing cannot be maintained. This masking requirement may be changed to optional when the CDC determines the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area to be at a Medium or Low threshold for Covid-19 spread.
Note: Due to limited building and trail capacity, programs may be altered or terminated due to large group size.


1:30 PM Guided Walk: Forest Loop Trail (90 min) Location: Meet on the front porch of the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Daily: Walk with a ranger to track the “footprints” left by a glacier and discover hidden stories of Glacier Bay’s forests and shore. One mile; easy. (Limited capacity) You may also enjoy a self-guiding walk on your own at any time with the free downloadable NPS App. (

2 - 4 PM Traditional Tlingit Art Form Location: Xunaa Shuká Hít
Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday:
Drop in to meet a tribal interpreter demonstrating various traditional cultural art forms.

4:15 PM Cultural Films (30 min) Location: Xunaa Shuká Hít
Daily: Watch newly released award winning films that highlight the story of continued healing.

6:30 PM Healing Totem Talk (30 min) Location: Dock entrance, near flag pole.
Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday:
Join a tribal or park interpreter to learn the story of continued healing.

7:00 PM At Xunaa Shuká Hít Doors open at 6:30 pm. Group size limited to approx. 30. Building closes at 8:15 pm.

Thursday / Saturday / Sunday:
Huna Tlingit Traditions (Approx. 45 min)
Join a tribal interpreter and explore Glacier Bay Homeland from a traditional perspective. Program topics vary nightly.

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday:
Ranger Evening Program (Approx. 45 min)

Join us for a deep dive to explore something special about Glacier Bay. Topics vary nightly1.

Rangers are on board tour boats and cruise ships
Join a ranger!

Trips up the Bay

Glacier Bay Park rangers are also onboard all cruise ships and tour boats to answer questions, interpret the scenery, history, and spot wildlife. They will spend the day aboard to help you appreciate the wonders of your national park.


Last updated: October 4, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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