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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

 

The Queen Charlotte Seawalk

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte


The Queen Charlotte (QC) Seawalk is a ‘must see’ for visitors to Haida Gwaii! This very scenic walk along the oceanside connects the the QC Visitor Centre with the QC Community Centre. It provides a stunning view of Skidegate Inlet and the QC Harbour.

The Seawalk is perhaps a little over 1km ‘as the crow flies’ however, the walk was designed to wind around viewpoints such as landscaped gardens, the QC docks, a children’s park and the original mill site at the QC Community Hall.

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte

You might consider bringing a lunch or having a picnic lunch made up for you from Queen B’s Cafe or the Purple Onion Deli. There are a number of places you can relax and enjoy your oceanside picnic. Check out the picnic sites at Spirit Square, the QC Ball Park, the QC Children's Park and by the original QC mill site.

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte

We will begin our walk at the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre parking lot. These brick coloured paving stones mark the seawalk pathway. The walk here winds around the Spirit Square park gardens looking out on Skidegate Inlet. Spirit Square is particularly popular in the summer months and often is the site of free weekend performances by our talented muscians.

Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

Following the seawalk we find ourselves at the QC government docks and fishermen’s wharf. Stroll along the docks checking out the sail boats, fishing boats, and power boats along the way.

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte

Upon reaching the end of the dock, we walk up to Wharf Street and continue alongside Oceanview Drive overlooking the QC Harbour.

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte

The seawalk paving stones begin again at the landscaped gardens adjoining the QC Ball Park. We follow the pathway looking out over Skidegate Inlet and the QC Harbour. We can see Picnic Island, Maude Island and Lina Island from here.

Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte
 
If you look out past the harbour, you might spot the Kwuna ferry making its way across with passengers travelling from BC Ferries to Alliford Bay or back again.We continue to wander alongside the beach, past the QC Children’s Park.
 
Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte
 
We arrive at the original QC mill site. Steps take us down to the beach where we can check out the historic pieces of mill equipment.
 
Bill Beemish / Village of Queen Charlotte
 
When visiting the Village of Queen Charlotte, remember the Seawalk! Make it part of your morning or evening ritual - a coffee...a muffin...a quiet walk...an amazing view!
 
Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

 

 
 
 

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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