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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

 

Queen Charlotte

Photo: Jen Dolen

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The Village of Queen Charlotte   was  founded as a community in 1908 and incorporated in November 2005. The municipality hosts various governmental departments including the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Service BC and Service Canada.

The community 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 QC Visitor Centre with the QC Community Centre and provides a stunning view of Skidegate Inlet and the QC Harbour.

In late summer, the alpine meadows around the community are dotted with many species of plants unique to the Islands such as the "Newcombe's Daisy." Community trail maps are available at the local Visitor Centre.

Queen Charlotte has all needed amenities for the traveler including a wide variety of accommodation, restaurants and an information centre.

Information:

  • Population - 852
  • Elevation - Sea Level

Services:

  • Marina
  • Visitor Centre
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Grocery Stores
  • Taxi                   
  • Car Rental
  • Fishing Charters  
  • Liquor Store
  • Gas Station
  • Post Office   

Queen Charlotte Photo Gallery

Our trip planning directory will help you decide where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Choose a category and browse through the services and recreational opportunities in this location.

What to Do

Absence of Time House

If you're here for fishing, adventure seeking or as a 'get away', the Absence of Time House is the place for you to relax in a luxury home in the Village of Queen Charlotte.  

Abundant Abode

This fabulous, luxury waterfront home is situated at the heart of Queen Charlotte City, a friendly small town on Haida Gwaii (formerly, the Queen Charlotte Islands).  Restaurants and shopping

Amber’s Spa

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Amber’s Spa believes everyone deserves a little pampering now and then. A relaxing massage, a soothing

Birdhouse Apartment

This 3 bedroom, 1200 sq ft apartment is geared towards families, couples or groups and is in a quiet residential subdivision. Comfy for 7 but with room for up to 9.  Don't hesitate to call us

Chateau Norm

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Chateau Norm is a casual Bed and Breakfast where you can relax in a comfortable oceanfront setting. We are

Christine Martynuik

Christine Martynuik, licensed esthetician with 30 years experience, provides professional esthetician services from her home-based salon in the Village of Queen Charlotte. Prior to moving to Haida

Dorothy & Mike’s Guesthouse & Cottages

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Whether you’re a group, a family, a couple or exploring on own Dorothy and Mike’s Guest House

Echo Bay Lodge

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Echo Bay Lodge is locally owned and operated and has a dynamic ocean view, 1 block from the beaches of Skidegate

Fast Fuel Services Ltd

6 locations Sandspit - cardlock  Keyfob, Debit, Major Credit Cards Queen Charlotte - cardlock Keyfob Skidegate - Industrial Park Fuel Station Keyfob, Debit, Major Credit Cards Port Clements -

Gracie’s Place

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Gracie's Place is centrally located close to all amenities. The hotel overlooks a beautiful sunken garden

Green Coast Kayaking

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Green Coast Kayaking has been leading sea kayak adventures in Gwaii Haanas since 2000. Our trained professional

Haida Fishing Charters

Haida Fishing Charters was featured in May 2013, in the television series 'UnderExposed' - 'Fish Derby' was a great success! Haida Fishing Charters is one of few Haida owned and Haida

Haida Style Expeditions

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Haida Style Expeditions offers cultural adventure tours in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage

Haydn Turner Campground

This is a quiet community campground at the west end of the Village of Queen Charlotte. The campground is nestled between forest and beach with interconnecting paths between the campground and beach.

Hecate Inn

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Come stay at the Hecate Inn, located centrally in the Village of Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii. Featuring

J&T Restaurant

Our oceanfront restaurant is located at the centre of the Village of Queen Charlotte with a stunning view of Skidegate Inlet. We offer a variety of delicious cusines. Come & try our

Kathy Pick

Living for over three decades on Haida Gwaii has informed my knowledge and appreciation for local plants. Most of my current work involves reusing materials or gathering sustainable materials such as

Kay Pringle / Pringle’s Products

I sell at both QC  & Tlell Farmer's Markets and also from my home in Queen Charlotte (by appointment). I welcome phone orders (250) 559-9093. Products range from: Jams & jellies

Kayak Cottage

Welcome! Our ocean front guest cottage on beautiful Haida Gwaii, formally the Queen Charlotte Islands, in British Columbia offers a recreational and kayaking paradise, the perfect escape of the ocean

Kitgoro Kayaking

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Kitgoro Kayaking is owned and operated by 2 local brothers, Luke and Kye Borserio.  "KITGORO KAYAKING is a

Maude Island Farm

Maude Island Farm has been growing organic produce on Haida Gwaii since 1994. Our produce is sold at the Queen Charlotte Farmers Market every Saturday (11am - 2pm). We grow delicious fresh

Nancy Hett / Moresby Mountain Studio

Nancy Hett has been a studio potter in the Village of Queen Charlotte for approximately 30 years and her studio has been a welcoming (and popular) stop on the Art Route tour for many of those

Ocean View Restaurant & Pub

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The fully-licensed Ocean View Restaurant is centrally located in the Village of Queen Charlotte and affords a

Pat’s Place / Pat Fricker

Pat’s place is tucked away, just off of the road into Port Clements.  She grows salad greens, herbs, peas, and rhubarb to sell at the Queen Charlotte Farmers Market (11-2 Saturdays) and at

Premier Creek Lodging

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Premier Creek Lodging is located in a garden setting overlooking the scenic Bearskin Bay, an ocean inlet. This

Queen Charlotte Farmers Market

Start your week's grocery shopping at the Queen Charlotte Farmers Market 11am - 2pm Saturdays. Support the local producers & processors!   Queen Charlotte Farmers Market on Facebook

Queen Charlotte Harbour Authority

Nestled between the breathtaking Skidegate Inlet and the mountains of Haida Gwaii, the Village of Queen Charlotte (population 945) offers visitors unique recreational opportunities combined with the

Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre

Centrally located in the heart of the Village of Queen Charlotte, the Visitor Centre has much more than information to offer to visitors. Housed inside a longhouse-inspired building, guests will find

Royal Haida Yacht Club

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The Royal Haida Yacht Club is working towards becoming a non-profit society to support and promote sailing and

Sheila Karrow - Studio on the Hill

Sheila Karrow BFA BEd M Art Ed   Sheila's paintings communicate both a literal and metaphorical understanding of the natural world. She strives for an intimate connection with the subject

Sleeping Beauty Trail (Tarundl Trail)

The Sleeping Beauty Trail, aka the Tarundl Trail is the most accessible alpine hike on island. On a clear day, it provides amazing views of Skidegate inlet, the west coast, Hecate Strait, the

Spirit Lake Trail

Spirit Lake Trail is a popular walking/hiking trail located across from the George Brown Recreation Centre along Highway 16 (the main highway) in Skidegate village. A spacious parking lot provides

Spruce Point Lodge

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Located in the west end of Queen Charlotte City, Spruce Point Lodge is the only accommodation in town that is

The Bunkhouse Campground Resort

Centrally located on the Misty Islands of Haida Gwaii, the Bunkhouse Campground Resort nestles in the Village of Queen Charlotte at the corner of Third Ave and Tenth St. adjacent to the tennis court

The Queen Charlotte Seawalk

The Queen Charlotte Seawalk is a scenic walk along the oceanside that connects the QC Visitor Centre with the QC Community Centre. It provides a great views of Skidegate Inlet and the QC

West Wave Fishing

We don’t just catch fish… we catch special moments in life. At West Wave Fishing we have a saying, “A good fishing experience is when the end of the trip always seems too near and

Where to Eat

J&T Restaurant

Our oceanfront restaurant is located at the centre of the Village of Queen Charlotte with a stunning view of Skidegate Inlet. We offer a variety of delicious cusines. Come & try our

Ocean View Restaurant & Pub

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The fully-licensed Ocean View Restaurant is centrally located in the Village of Queen Charlotte and affords a

Where to Stay

Absence of Time House

If you're here for fishing, adventure seeking or as a 'get away', the Absence of Time House is the place for you to relax in a luxury home in the Village of Queen Charlotte.  

Abundant Abode

This fabulous, luxury waterfront home is situated at the heart of Queen Charlotte City, a friendly small town on Haida Gwaii (formerly, the Queen Charlotte Islands).  Restaurants and shopping

Birdhouse Apartment

This 3 bedroom, 1200 sq ft apartment is geared towards families, couples or groups and is in a quiet residential subdivision. Comfy for 7 but with room for up to 9.  Don't hesitate to call us

Charlotte House / Daajing Giids Naay

Whether you’re a group, a family, a couple, couples, or travelling for business, Charlotte House has accommodations for you. Our rates are based on 2 – 4 people per floor. This luxury

Chateau Norm

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Chateau Norm is a casual Bed and Breakfast where you can relax in a comfortable oceanfront setting. We are

Dorothy & Mike’s Guesthouse & Cottages

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Whether you’re a group, a family, a couple or exploring on own Dorothy and Mike’s Guest House

Echo Bay Lodge

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Echo Bay Lodge is locally owned and operated and has a dynamic ocean view, 1 block from the beaches of Skidegate

Gracie’s Place

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Gracie's Place is centrally located close to all amenities. The hotel overlooks a beautiful sunken garden

Haydn Turner Campground

This is a quiet community campground at the west end of the Village of Queen Charlotte. The campground is nestled between forest and beach with interconnecting paths between the campground and beach.

Hecate Inn

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Come stay at the Hecate Inn, located centrally in the Village of Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii. Featuring

Kayak Cottage

Welcome! Our ocean front guest cottage on beautiful Haida Gwaii, formally the Queen Charlotte Islands, in British Columbia offers a recreational and kayaking paradise, the perfect escape of the ocean

Premier Creek Lodging

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Premier Creek Lodging is located in a garden setting overlooking the scenic Bearskin Bay, an ocean inlet. This

Rooms to Go

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  RV like a Rock-star with Rooms To Go! Rooms To Go provides deluxe accommodation in a classy Greyhound bus

Skyfall Cottage

Whether you are travelling for business or to complete your bucket list, you’ll love the modern and spacious oceanfront Skyfall Cottage retreat with a full kitchen and comfortable living room.

Spruce Point Lodge

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Located in the west end of Queen Charlotte City, Spruce Point Lodge is the only accommodation in town that is

The Bunkhouse Campground Resort

Centrally located on the Misty Islands of Haida Gwaii, the Bunkhouse Campground Resort nestles in the Village of Queen Charlotte at the corner of Third Ave and Tenth St. adjacent to the tennis court

The Float House

A beautifully finished floating home moored at the iconic Queen Charlotte docks. This unique local landmark affords stunning views of the sun rising over the sea and setting behind the mountains. The

Tiny Home Rental

Live big, in a tiny house! The Q't C Getaway guest will feel as though this tiny home rental is their own “home away from home”. The mission of Q't C Getaway is to be the most
 

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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