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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 Heritage Centre

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Phone: 250.559.7885

Address:
2nd Beach
Skidegate, BC V0T 1S1

Overview

K'ay Llnagaay Haida Heritage Centre Mission Statement:

"Through the K'ay Llnagaay Haida Heritage Centre we celebrate the living culture of the Haida.  Through language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea-that which shapes, nourishes and sustains us.  K'ay Llnagaay protects and fosters Haida culture by reaffirming artistic expression, and serving as a keeper of all that we are.  K'ay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. This is our gift to the world."

The Haida Heritage Centre at K'ay Llnagaay (Sea Lion Town) in Skidegate, is an award winning cultural heritage centre in a 53,000 square foot cedar multi-complex consisting of six contemporary monumental timber longhouses. It was officially opened to the public in August 2008.

The Haida Heritage Centre houses the expanded Haida Gwaii Museum, meeting rooms/classrooms, the Performing House, Canoe House, Bill Reid Teaching Centre, the Carving Shed and a gift shop. The centre is comprised of six connecting traditional Haida longhouses each fronted by a traditional totem pole.

Popular tours at the Haida Heritage Centre include the thirteen totem poles, the carving and canoe shed, traditional Haida weaving demonstrations and traditional Haida canoe tours of the inlet.

Hours of operation:

June

  • Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Summer (July to August)

  • Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm
  • Thursdays 10-8
  • Friday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

Winter (September to May)

  •  Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

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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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