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Spend the day at North Beach and revel in the views from Tow Hill and the Blow Hole - Photo: Talon Gillis

Gray Bay is a popular recreational site known for its beachcombing and camping opportunities - Photo: Flavien Mabit

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

Haida Gwaii's got rainforests, beaches and mountains to explore - let's go! - 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

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

Step into another world as you tour ancient Haida village sites in Gwaii Haanas - Photo: Flavien Mabit

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

 

Map of Our Communities & Destinations

East Beach

East Beach

East Beach stretches approximately 90 km (55 mi) between Tlell and Rose Spit (North Beach) and is located in Naikoon Provincial Park. This stretch of beach offers fabulous beachcombing and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Popular attractions at East Beach include the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail and the challenging East Beach hike.

Photo: Flavien Mabit

East Beach

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Gwaii Haanas

Gwaii Haanas Park

Haida Gwaii is an archipelago located about 90 nautical miles off the coast of northern BC. Gwaii Haanas Park occupies 1470 square km (570 square miles) or about 15% of Haida Gwaii. The area was declared a national park in 1988.

Photo: Cari Bergman/Parks Canada

Gwaii Haanas

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Lawn Hill

Lawn Hill & Area

Lawn Hill community was once an agricultural center for the pioneers of the early 1900s, boasting an experimental farm and the first location of the Farmers Institute on Haida Gwaii. In addition, the community was serviced by a post office and general store. Farmers brought their produce by wagon to Skidegate and Queen Charlotte on market days via the Inside Road (a settlers road, now a popular day hike).

The Inside Road was built (1908-1912) joining the communities of Miller Creek and Lawn Hill. Walking through the forest, there is a sense of stepping back in time - if you are quiet, you can almost hear the sound of the wagons being driven to market. The trail weaves past fence posts and homestead sites from an early era

This rural community is now home to a few families, the Chateau Lawn Hill guesthouse and St Mary's Spring Farm. Residents commute to work in nearby communities of Tlell and Queen Charlotte. 

Settlers' Road photo by Mary Helmer

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Masset

Masset & Area

Masset, population 884, is the Gateway to Naikoon Provincial Park and is world renowned in the sportfishing community for its easy access to the productive salmon and halibut grounds located northwest of the community.

Attractions and recreational opportunities in this area include sportfishing, the Old Massett totem poles, beachcombing, crabbing and clamming, hiking and surfing. In August, Masset's annual Harbour Days draw visitors and residents islands-wide as does the popular annual Surfing Expression Session on North Beach in early November.

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

Masset

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North Beach

North Beach

From crabbing and clamming to beachcombing and surfing, North Beach has something for everyone.

North Beach is approximately a 30 minute drive northeast of the Village of Masset. The spectacular drive along Tow Hill Road winds through old growth forest past rustic beach cabins and an off-the-grid bakery famous for its fresh coffee and cinnamon buns.

From crabbing and clamming to beachcombing and surfing, North Beach has something for everyone.

Popular attractions in this area include the Tow Hill hike and the Blow Hole.

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

North Beach

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Old Massett

Old Masset & Area

Old Massett, population 614, hosts the Islands' largest collection of comtemporary totem poles which are located throughout the village including the first pole to be raised on Haida Gwaii since 1871.

Old Massett is home to a number of talented Haida artists with carving sheds, home-based studios or additions to their homes where they work and sell their art. Most of these places of business are well signed and artists are welcoming when visitors stop by. Often the hours of operation fluctuate and it is best to try to call for an appointment. Check our Artists and Galleries directory for details and contact information. The very popular Sarah's Haida Arts and Jewellery giftshop is located at the far end of Eagle Avenue and offers set hours of operation.

National Aboriginal Day (June 21) is celebrated annually in Old Massett and the public is welcome to participate

Old Masset

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Port Clements

Port Clements & Area

The Village of Port Clements, population 317, is a gateway to exploring Haida Gwaii's rugged west coast via logging roads which eventually connect with the Village of Queen Charlotte.

Attractions and recreational opportunities include the Port Clements Museum (inspiring pioneer lifestyle and logging industry displays), the Yakoun River estuary bird watching tower, Sunset Park trail along the estuary, kayaking and wilderness tours, cultural tours and the annual Canada Day celebrations for Haida Gwaii.

Port Clements

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Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte & Area

Queen Charlotte is beautifully situated between the narrow Skidegate Inlet and the peaks of the Queen Charlotte Mountain range to the northwest. The Queen Charlotte Seawalk is a ‘must see’ for visitors to Haida Gwaii. This very scenic oceanside walk connects the the QC Visitor Centre with the QC Community Centre and provides a stunning view of Skidegate Inlet and the QC Harbour.

The annual Hospital Day parade and events in June, are a draw island-wide and popular with all ages.

Photo: Jen Dolen

Queen Charlotte

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Rennell Sound

Rennell Sound

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

Rennell Sound

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Rose Harbour

Rose Harbour

Rose Harbour is the only community on privately owned property within the Gwaii Haanas boundaries and is the site of an abandoned whaling station. The community is comprised of two very popular guest houses which offer guided boat tours of SGaang Gwaii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This community of a handful of residents is completely off-grid and only accessible by boat of floatplane.

Photo: Flavien Mabit

Rose Harbour

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Sandspit

Sandspit & Area

Located on the northern shores of Moresby Island, Sandspit is the only community on Moresby Island and is connected to Graham Island by a small vehicle ferry connecting to Skidegate. 

Sandspit is a hotbed for fishing especially during the late Coho runs in September and October, but also offers wonderful camping opportunities. Birding and kayaking are also popular activities in the area.

Photo: Flavien Mabit

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Skidegate

Skidegate & Area

Skidegate is one of two Haida villages on the Islands and is home to the award winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. Other attractions and recreational opportunities include the Longhouse Giftshop and a number of home-based art studios, shops and services and the very popular Spirit Lake Trail.

Remember the annual Skidegate Days celebrations and Totem to Totem Marathon in July.

Photo: Mary Helmer

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South Beach

South Beach

South Beach, along Tow Hill Road is a beachcomber's wonderland and is located between Masset and North Beach. This area  is a popular choice for accommodation with its  miles of beach and surf at your doorstep.

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

South Beach

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Tlell

Tlell & Area

Tlell, population 179, is spread out along the east coast of Graham Island and is located 43 kilometers north of the ferry terminal at Skidegate. This small rural community marks the southeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park

Attractions and recreational opportunities include the Misty Meadows Provincial Campground, the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, artisan galleries and studios and a trendy cafe with live music nights and grocery store.

Tlell is the place to be in August beginning with the Tlell Fall Fair (Sunday of the long weekend) followed shortly thereafter by the Edge of the World Music Festival.

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

Tlell

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Tow Hill Road

Tow Hill Road

Tow Hill Road community is the Islands' newest emerging community, spreading out along Tow Hill Road  for approximately 10km east of Masset. The Tow Hill area is on or along the northwestern boundary of Naikoon Provincial Park and recent developments on private lands within the Parks boundaries has increased the number of people moving to the area.

Attractions and recreational opportunities in this area include beachcombing, crabbing and clamming, the White Creek Trail, the Tow Hill hike and the Blow Hole. Storm watching and surfing are fast becoming popular winter activities and the success of the annual Surfing Expression Session in early November, attests to this.

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

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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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