North Cascades Institute, in partnership with Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park, offers interpretive tours of the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Upper Skagit Valley. The 2015 season will run from July 2 - September 14. Reservations will be taken starting April 2015.
Tours exploring the amazing beauty of Diablo Lake, learning about the interesting natural and cultural history of the region. Your experience begins with lunch at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center before a short stroll to the dock where we'll board the Cascade.
Guided shuttle tours to some of the most awe-inspiring terrain of the North Cascades, a peek inside Seattle City Light's cleanest power-producing resources powerhouse and a catered box lunch.
NEWHALEM WALKING TOURS
Step back in time on this free walking tour of the historic company town of Newhalem. Learn about the town's colorful past and how Newhalem still thrives today as a functioning company town, supporting operations at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.
Walking tours are free and no reservations are required. These guided tours are offered once daily, Thursday - Monday, July 3 - September 14. Tours depart from the Skagit Information Center in Newhalem at 2 PM and last approximately 45 minutes.
Skagit Tours have made a splash in the regional press, and for good reason: “The boat ride is pretty awesome,” wrote Terry Richardson, Travel Writer for The Oregonian. “It's as close as you'll get to seeing an Alaskan landscape in the lower 48 states.”
"Towering peaks, unbelievable turquoise waters and a fascinating cultural and natural history are more than enough incentive to visit," wrote Jessi Loerch for the Everett Herald. "Skagit Tours will give you a good introduction to the region."
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