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Rose Spit - where the Hecate Strait meets Dixon Entrance - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

The rainforest experience - moss carpeted paths, a lingering scent of fresh cedar and the sounds of silence - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

Step into another world as you tour ancient Haida village sites in Gwaii Haanas - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

 

Christmas camping at Mosquito Lake

What to do on Christmas eve if you are far from home? 

A great option is to go out camping, right?

Cold day on Haida Gwaii - Flavien Mabit

A friend and I decided a last minute trip to Mosquito lake on the morning of December 24th. It turned out this year was a white christmas after all.

Taan (Haida Gwaii Black Bear) paw prints in the fresh snow - Flavien Mabit

When you leave the coastal strip and venture inland, chances are you will encounter some snow. We set out in our van and onto some pretty slippery back roads towards Mosquito lake. The day was beautiful and great for taking pictures. 

The troad to Moresby Camp is really pretty in some places - Flavien Mabit

We ended up going out for a paddle on a ripple-free Mosquito lake.

Mosquito Lake and Mount Moresby - Flavien Mabit

Very little paddling to do. No sound. The stillness of the day was perfect. 

Effortless paddling on the lake - Flavien Mabit

When the waters are calm like this, and it is not pouring rain, the area is amazingly pretty, and, as it turns out, any time of year. 

Winter Scene - Flavien Mabit

Sure, the evening was a little nippy. Sure, coffee water for breakfast froze overnight, but nothing is perfect... At least there were no bugs!

Flavien Mabit

All in all, a pretty memorable christmas by the fire, surrounded by frozen wilderness. No regrets.

I'd recommend winter outings to anyone. Make sure you have a good sleeping bag, or, like us, just bring a few extra sleeping bags. 

 

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Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre

website: www.queencharlottevisitorcentre.com
email: info@qcinfo.ca | telephone: 250-559-8316

Sandspit Visitor Centre

website: www.lovehaidagwaii.com/businesses/the-sandspit-visitor-centre
email: visitsandspit@gmail.com | telephone: 250.637.5362

Port Clements Visitor Centre

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

Masset Visitor Centre

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email: info@massetbc.com | telephone: 250-626-3982

Haida Gwaii Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization
website: www.gohaidagwaii.ca
email: tourism@gohaidagwaii.ca

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