Articles About Metlakatla and Tsimshian Culture
Laughing Berry Gift Shop - Laughing Berry Inn
Laughing Berry Tours
The view from Yellow Hill overlooking
Nichols Pass and the Pacific Ocean.
The actual residence of Anglican missionary William Duncan,
built by Tsimshian carpenters, early 1900s
Fireweed grows wild along Metlakatla's roadsides.
Here you will learn a bit about Laughing Berry Tours and be able to view some stunning photos of Metlakatla and its beautiful environment.
Laughing Berry Tours was created by operator Lindarae Shearer as an independent, guided tour of Metlakatla and its natural, cultural and historical features. Enjoy first-hand viewing of Tsimshian totem poles throughout the community. There is a multitude of photographic opportunities during this tour. Your tour will make your experience in Metlakatla a memorable one as you ride in one of our comfortable air-conditioned vans. Our guides are well-versed in Metlakatla’s history and culture.
Historic stops on this tour will include some or all of the following:
- Purple Mountain and Waterfall
- Tsimshian totem poles
- Yellow Hill
- World War II airfield, control tower and hanger
- Indigenous plant life
- Churches and other town historic buildings
After your tour you will be free to walk about Metlakatla and see any sights you might wish to see on your own, or rent a vehicle from Metlakatla Car Rentals and expand your experience. There are totem poles located around town you might want to photograph. (Please respect individuals’ property and do not walk into their yards.) You might wish to climb Yellow Hill and/or take advantage of a home-style restaurant for lunch at one of two restaurants in Metlakatla (Tuck ‘Em Inn or Mini-Mart).