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Wander through the ancient rainforests amidst the giant Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar - Photo: Guy Kimola

Haida Gwaii is the only place in northern BC where travellers can surf the North Pacific. While the waves are best between October and May, Masset's North Beach produces swell year round - Photo: Guy Kimola

Haida Gwaii's experienced tour operators will help you to explore the islands from the remote west coast to popular attractions such as Tow Hill, the Blow Hole and the Golden Spruce Trail - Photo: Guy Kimola

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

Explore our popular rainforest and beach walks such as the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, the Golden Spruce Trail and Spirit Lake Trail - Photo: Flavien Mabit

Visit ancient Haida village sites in the world-renowned Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site - Photo: Flavien Mabit

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

North Beach is known for its beachcombing and food gathering opportunities as well as surfing and other water sports. Plan for a day at the beach and visit nearby attractions such as Tow Hill and the Blow Hole - Photo: Guy Kimola

Agate Beach is adjacent to North Beach and is famous for... you got it....agates. Oceanfront campsites and a picnic shelter are located at this popular beach - Photo: Guy Kimola

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

Experience the west coast at Bonanza Beach -Photo: Raven Ann Potschka


Cape Fife Trail





Cape Fife Trail is a trail located inside the Naikoon Provincial Park. It is a fairly long 10km hike on relatively flat ground. It can be very muddy and the boardwalk sections should be replaced in the next few years. Hikers should plan this as a day trip, as the state of the the trail can slow down your pace noticeably. It should take between 5 and 8 hours return. 

This trail is listed on the brochure "Guide to Recreation and Trails on Haida Gwaii".

The trailhead is accessible at North Beach at the end of Tow Hill Road. It is just across the bridge from where the popular Tow Hill hiking trails are located.

The trail is an old settlers' road within Naikoon Provincial Park and leads to East Beach.

At the end of the trail is a campsite and a cabin on the beach. The cabin was built by BC Parks and the Council of the Haida Nation, to provide shelter for hikers It has a woodstove, table and bunkbeds.

It is possible to join this hike with a walk along the East Beach, north to Rose Spit and back on North Beach. This would typically take a minimum of 12 hours of hiking time and is usually done as an overnight trip. This can also be your exit or entry trail if you plan to do the "East Beach Trail". 

For more information and pictures, we also have a blog entry on this trail that you may wish to look at. 


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