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Wander through the ancient rainforests amidst the giant Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar - Photo: Guy Kimola

Haida Gwaii is the only place in northern BC where travellers can surf the North Pacific. While the waves are best between October and May, Masset's North Beach produces swell year round - Photo: Guy Kimola

Haida Gwaii's experienced tour operators will help you to explore the islands from the remote west coast to popular attractions such as Tow Hill, the Blow Hole and the Golden Spruce Trail - Photo: Guy Kimola

We've got a selection of camping locations just right for you - forest sites thick with carpets of moss, rustic beach campsites and comfortable campgrounds with showers and hook-ups - Photo: Flavien Mabit

Explore our popular rainforest and beach walks such as the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, the Golden Spruce Trail and Spirit Lake Trail - Photo: Flavien Mabit

Visit ancient Haida village sites in the world-renowned Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site - Photo: Flavien Mabit

The Rennell Sound area offers exceptional wilderness camping and short trails for accessing remote west coast beaches - Photo: Alexander A MacDonald

The Pesuta Shipwreck Trail will lead you along East Beach to the scenic remains of the Pesuta, a log ship that ran aground in 1928 - Photo: Alexander A MacDonald

North Beach is known for its beachcombing and food gathering opportunities as well as surfing and other water sports. Plan for a day at the beach and visit nearby attractions such as Tow Hill and the Blow Hole - Photo: Guy Kimola

Agate Beach is adjacent to North Beach and is famous for... you got it....agates. Oceanfront campsites and a picnic shelter are located at this popular beach - Photo: Guy Kimola

Visit the award-winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum at Second Beach in Skidegate - Photo: Guy Kimola

Communities of Haida Gwaii

Rose Harbour

Masset

Tow Hill Road

Tlell

Skidegate

Sandspit

Queen Charlotte

Port Clements

Old Massett

What to Do & Trip Planning

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The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary - Village of Masset

Guy Kimola  / Haida Gwaii Photos The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary attracts hundreds of visitors from all over Canada and around the world, including photographers, painters and avid bird watchers. Guests can walk the Sanctuary’s tranquil nature trails and enjoy the views from one of its many viewing platforms and shoreline access points. It is the only Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Haida Gwaii and in the Skeena Region.

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A Gwaii Haanas Paddling Adventure

Photo: Leigh McAdam / HikeBikeTravel Join us on this kayaking adventure into Gwaii Haanas - no experience necessary! Green Coast Kayaking's new owner/operator Bryce Klee has begun expanding their 2016 tours to include Haida Gwaii's west coast.

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A visit to Haida Gwaii’s wild west coast

Haida Gwaii's west coast is known for  its erratic winds that can switch direction in a heartbeat while not giving up any of their force and magnificent ocean swells that grow to epic sizes in storms that rage somewhere out in the Pacific. Photo: Curtis Guest

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Eagle Photography at Copper Bay on Moresby Island

With so many excellent blogs and wonderful photos already provided by others, I’ve decided to focus on an area likely under represented - Copper Bay.  Zipping along on the Copper Bay Mainline from Sandspit it’s easy to miss it, since a glance to the east would lead you to believe you’re passing someone’s back yard.  And that’s exactly what happened to us in our 80's vintage 20' class B motorhome. Jack Douglas Waller

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Paddling in Masset Sound – Rounding up Kumdis Island

Photo Credit: Flavien Mabit This entry is another kayaking trip idea in our series on "paddling outside of Gwaii Haanas". This is a fairly easy paddling trip, in relatively sheltered waters, that can be done in 2 to 3 days.

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A walk on the wild west coast - Hiking in Rennell Sound

Photo Credit: Flavien Mabit Haida Gwaii's West Coast is wild and awe-inspiring, and is fully exposed to the force of the elements. The only driveable road access on island to the West Coast is at Rennel Sound, where there are some great recreational opportunities.  Explore the West Coast.

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Sunset Park Trail in the Village of Port Clements

Photo: Flavien Mabit Sunset Park Trail is a 'must' for your Haida Gwaii visit. This is an easy (flat), well maintained trail at the west end of Port Clements and is accessed via a parking lot 2 km east of the Sunset Park Campground of which it adjoins. It is somewhat secluded and located between a treed park-like setting and the Yakoun Estuary tidal flats.

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A Beachcomber’s Blog

Photo: Linda Leitch / Blue Sky Charters The following blog is not easy to read but it is one that is dear to us all. Linda Leitich and Dann Braman are local heros dedicated to clearing tsunami debris from the  beaches within the Naikoon Provincial Park, Rose Spit Ecological Reserve, and the remote shores of western Haida Gwai. These weekend warriors volunteer their time but need help to cover the cost of fuel, supplies and disposal fees. We can help in many ways from joining the clean up effort to making a contribution or even sharing this link online http:/

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Haida Gwaii Storm Watch on North Graham Island

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos Hurricane-force winds and pounding surf - you gotta love a great storm! We've even got some suggestions for how you can get the most out of your storm-watching experience.

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The Golden Spruce Trail - Port Clements

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos You'll want to include a walk on the Golden Spruce Trail in your Haida Gwaii trip planning. The trail is an easily accessible old growth forest experience located close to Port Clements.

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White Creek Trail & Haida Gwaii’s Serengeti!

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos The White Creek Trail along Tow Hill Road, is an inspiring walk through varying eco-systems. Stepping out from the rainforest one enters into Haida Gwaii's Serengeti. 

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The Totem to Totem Marathon - A Unique Ocean-Side Course

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos The annual Totem to Totem Marathon is a spectacular ocean-side course from the Haida Heritage Centre (Skidegate) to St Mary’s Spring and back.  This increasingly popular destination marathon has been designated a qualifier race for the Boston Marathon.

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Haida Gwaii Tours - All Inclusive Packages

Photo: Heron Wier / Moresby Explorers   Are you considering a trip to Haida Gwaii? Not sure how to start / where to go / what to do? You might want to consider the option of an all inclusive package vacation and let someone else take on the stress of planning!

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Haida Gwaii Tourism

Haida Gwaii Destination Marketing Organization
website: www.gohaidagwaii.ca
email: tourism@mieds.ca | telephone: 250-559-8050

Queen Charlotte Visitor Info Centre

open year round
website: www.queencharlottevisitorcenter.com
email: info@qcinfo.ca | telephone: 250-559-8316

Masset Visitor Centre

open in the summers
website: www.massetbc.com
email: info@massetbc.com | telephone: 250-626-3982

Port Clements Visitor Centre

open in the summers
website: www.portclements.ca
email: pcmuseum@qcislands.ca | telephone: 250-557-4576

Sandspit Visitor Information Centre

open in the summers
website: www.sandspitinn.com/sandspit-community
email: sandspit_vic@hotmail.com | telephone: 250-637-5362

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