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Location: On the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula on the Sterling Highway 1, 38 miles southwest of the City of Kenai. Population: 883. Visitor Information: Ninilchik Chamber; PO Box 39164 Ninilchik, AK 99639; Phone: (907) 567-3571; Website: www.ninilchikchamberofcommerce.com.
Ninilchik is a traditional Native village, although the founding fathers were of Russian descent. Today there is a strong Russian Orthodox following and an historical church. Subsistence activities, commercial fishing, tourism and timber harvests from Native lands add to the local economy. Tourism-related services are available for the traveler.