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The Pesuta Shipwreck Trail will lead you along East Beach to the remains of the Pesuta, a log barge that ran aground in 1928 - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

Roadside whale-watching in May is a popular activity in Skidegate - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

The Rennell Sound area offers exceptional wilderness camping and short trails for accessing remote west coast beaches - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

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

The Looking Around and Blinking House at Windy Bay was built to provide shelter for people during the 1985 blockade against logging on Lyell Island - 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

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

 

Haida Gwaii - Turning Your Visit into a Cultural Experience

Planning a visit to Haida Gwaii? Do you want to experience the Haida culture as fully as possible? 

Hiellen Longhouse Cabins / Full Moon Photo

Haida Gwaii offers an inspiring selection of accommodation sure to stir up emotions of stepping into another world. Accommodations range from the traditional and rustic Hiellen Longhouse Village cabins on North Beach to luxurious lodgings at the Haida Gwaii Lodge and Eagle’s Feast House in Greater Masset and the award-winning Haida House at Tllaal

Haida House at Tllaal / Full Moon Photo

Speaking of otherworldly, a trip to Gwaii Haanas is a long held dream for many. The Haida cultural sites, like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay, are world renowned and the Haida Gwaii Watchmen who live in the area each summer, enjoy sharing their insights with visitors. 

Gwaii Haanas zodiac tours are very popular and vary from one to 4 days. Experienced and knowledgeable Gwaii Haanas zodiac tour providers include Moresby Explorers in Sandspit and Haida Style Expeditions in Skidegate. Kayaking (ie: Love Haida Gwaii's Green Coast Kayaking), sail boat trips, mother-ship kayaking and flight-seeing are other options for this trip-of-a-lifetime. Check out the Gwaii Haanas Trip Planner on the for more information on how you can visit.


 

Brodie Guy

Of course you will want to book a few hours at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum and participate in their tours of the 13 on-site totem poles, carving and canoe shed and traditional Haida weaving demonstrations. The tours are included in the $15 museum day pass.

Mary Helmer

The Heritage Centre also offers a traditional Haida Canoe Tour in Skidegate Inlet  for $25 per person with a group size of 20 people. The centre keeps a list of names of those interested.

Stephany Pryce

Other not-to-be-missed cultural attractions include the ancient Haida canoe tours with Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours and Alan Lore/Kayak Haida Gwaii and the Old Massett Totem Pole Tour (either self-guided or with Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours).

Ancient Haida Canoe Tour - Haida Gwaii Tourism

Spirit Lake Trail, in Skidegate, is a popular walking trail through the rainforest with Culturally Modified Trees (CMTs) identified by markings such as bark strips which were removed for basket weaving or by holes which were bored into a trunk to determine the quality of the cedar for making a canoe or carving a pole.

Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

Remember to check our Artist Directory for listings of Haida art in the local galleries and studios. You won’t want to miss the Longhouse Gift Shop in Skidegate and Sarah’s Haida Arts and Jewellery in Old Masset.

Sarah's Haida Arts & Jewellery / Full Moon Photo

Longhouse Gift Shop / Full Moon Photo

What cultural experience would be complete without an authentic Haida feast at Keenawii’s Kitchen in Skidegate? You’ll need to make reservations though, as Keenawii’s is a very popular dining destination.

Keenawii's Kitchen / Haida Gwaii Tourism

Are you inspired? We’d love to help you with your trip planning - send us an email (admin@mieds.ca) and let’s get started!

All About U Arts / Full Moon Photo

 

Contact Us

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

website: www.massetbc.com
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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