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Spend the day at North Beach and revel in the views from Tow Hill and the Blow Hole - Photo: Talon Gillis

Gray Bay is a popular recreational site known for its beachcombing and camping opportunities - Photo: Flavien Mabit

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

Haida Gwaii's got rainforests, beaches and mountains to explore - let's go! - 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

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

Step into another world as you tour ancient Haida village sites in Gwaii Haanas - Photo: Flavien Mabit

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


Sunset Park Trail in the Village of Port Clements













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.

Flavien Mabit

The trail reveals an abundance of Salal, Salmon Berry and Huckle Berry bushes. The area is a deer browse as well as a nesting and feeding site for birds. It is also a year round home to a number of eagles. The forested area consists of Alder, Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock trees. Signs of earlier day logging are evident by the ‘spring board’ cuts in the huge stumps of cedar trees.

A ‘bore hole’ in a cedar tree alongside the trail indicates the site of a Culturally Modified Tree (CMT). The Haida will have bored such a hole to test the quality of the cedar.

Flavien Mabit

The path joins with the Sunset Park Campground at a picnic shelter at the 2km point and continues on for appx  500 feet to a bird watching tower overlooking the Yakoun Estuary. The tower is accessed via a ramp to the first level platform and by stairs to the second level.

Ian Gould

The estuary is a feeding ground to a number of birds including Dowitchers, Yellowlegs, Red Knots, Western Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers. Occasionally Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin winter in the estuary. It's a wonderful place to explore – consider it for a springtime visit to Haida Gwaii!

Sandhill Cranes at the estuary

Cacilia Honisch


Contact Us

Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-559-8316

Sandspit Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250.637.5362

Port Clements Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-557-4576

Masset Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-626-3982

Haida Gwaii Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization

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