Established by the discovery of gold by Felix Pedro in 1902, Fairbanks is located in the Tanana Valley of Alaska’s interior. In the early 20th century, sternwheelers carried settlers and miners along the Chena and Tanana Rivers, as they do visitors today.
The second largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks is named the “Golden Heart City” for its historical and modern gold industries and for its central location. The city serves as the hub of the region known as Alaska’s Interior. In the summer, visitors and residents alike enjoy nearly 24 hours of light daily.
Visitors have many Fairbanks activities to choose from. Experience Fairbanks’ rich Gold Rush history via sternwheeler, or visit one of the region’s many gold mines. The Arctic Circle and the Yukon River are just a short flight away. Playing a round of golf under the midnight sun is always a favorite pastime.
ADD A FAIRBANKS ACTIVITY TO YOUR STAY
- Lodge guests – please visit the Tour Desk upon arrival at the lodge
- Guests on a Princess Lodges tour – please call 1-800-426-0500 to book in advance or visit the Tour Desk upon arrival at the lodge