The Queen Charlotte Seawalk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.