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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

 

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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