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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

 

Haida Gwaii Museum

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Phone: 250.559.4643 ext: 245

Address:
2nd Beach
Skidegate, BC V0T 1S1

Overview

Suuda Ganunsid, ad gina waadluuxan gan yahguudang Xaayda Gwaay.yaay iiji. To inspire understanding and respect for all that Haida Gwaii is.

The Haida Gwaii Museum works collaboratively with communities and organizations to provide an inspiring and holistic learning experience of all things Haida Gwaii. Underlying it all is the understanding of our inseparable relationship to the land, the sea and the supernatural – that which gives Haida Gwaii its incomparable natural and cultural character. The Museum offers a fascinating look into Haida Gwaii culture from All-Island perspectives that explores; Haida knowledge, scientific information, natural specimens, oral history and art all blend together in a fluid and constantly changing exhibit context.

Originally opened in 1976, the museum has gone through more than three decades of development and growth, building an incredible collection of Haida historical treasures and contemporary art. The museum’s mandate is driven by its strong connection with the community, and leaves a lasting impression with all of its visitors.

Allow the chronological layout of the museum to take you through the galleries, from pre-contact (In the Beginning) , to post-contact (Contact & Conflict), to contemporary (Our Way of Life). Here you will find galleries filled with incredible pieces of Haida history and contemporary life, ranging from all mediums of Haida art and culture, including button blankets, argillite carvings, and even totem poles. There are also galleries exploring the rich natural history of our Islands and one introducing the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. The museum also has an exhibitions gallery that features several art shows throughout the year.

No visit to the Haida Gwaii Museum is complete without a stop at the Haida Gwaii Museum Gift Shop. The museum also carries a unique and diverse range of original Haida artwork, souvenirs and gifts. 

Features

  • Open daily in the summer with reduced hours during the winter
  • Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6

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Haida Gwaii Tourism

Haida Gwaii Destination Marketing Organization
website: www.gohaidagwaii.ca
email: tourism@mieds.ca | telephone: 250-559-8050

Queen Charlotte Visitor Info Centre

open year round
website: www.queencharlottevisitorcentre.com
email: info@qcinfo.ca | telephone: 250-559-8316

Masset Visitor Centre

open in the summers
website: www.massetbc.com
email: info@massetbc.com | telephone: 250-626-3982

Port Clements Visitor Centre

open in the summers
website: www.portclements.ca
email: pcmuseum@qcislands.ca | telephone: 250-557-4576

Sandspit Visitor Information Centre

open in the summers
website: www.sandspitinn.com/sandspit-community
email: sandspit_vic@hotmail.com | telephone: 250-637-5362

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