There is no visitor center, but you can contact the Whittier Chamber of Commerce (tel. 907/677-9448; www.whittieralaskachamber.org), which includes a business directory with links on its website.
The people at the Harbormaster's office are helpful and maintain public toilets and showers; it's the two-story building at the harbor (tel. 907/472-2327, ext. 6; www.whittieralaska.gov).
Whittier holds a summer-long halibut derby and a silver salmon derby from July 1 through September. The town also has an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, beginning with fireworks at midnight on July 3. Contact the Chamber of Commerce, above, for information on any of the events.