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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

 

Secret Cove Trail

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Overview

This trail features second growth forest and lush undergrowth. It is approximately 30 minutes return (without relaxing on the calming beach)

This hike is also listed on the Guide to Recreation sites and trails of Haida Gwaii

The trail head is located approximately 45 minutes out of town (25kms on unpaved logging roads), on the way to Gray Bay.

About a kilometer before getting to Gray Bay, there is a road on the left hand side, taking this road will lead you to a small bridge which marks the beginning of the trail. About 100m after walking across the bridge, take the first trail on your right.

The undulating trail has lush undergrowth on either side. The trail is shady due to the forest canopy, but you will also see some areas where the trees have been uprooted during the strong winter storms.

After hiking for about 15 minutes you will come to a secluded beach. There you can find some interesting driftwood, rocks and pebbles, and explore the surroundings.

There is an extension to this trail on the north side of the cove. You will have to enter the forest at the base of the rocky escarpment and a flagged trail will take you over the point and along the shore to a beach made of boulders and rocks. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the shore all the way to the entrance to Copper Bay and to Sheldon’s Bay. Allow plenty of time to return if you decide to explore these shores and watch the tides.  

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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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