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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

 

Queen Charlotte

Photo: Jen Dolen

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The Village of Queen Charlotte is the Islands' newest municipality incorporating in November 2005. Queen Charlotte 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 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 - 944
  • 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

Albert Myshrall, Misty Mt. Banjos

Sound is everything, and at Misty Mt. Banjos time and care goes into every single instrument. Every banjo and ukulele is carefully and lovingly crafted by hand by artisan carver and wood worker Albert

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

Eagle Transit

All transit services are “curb to curb”; there are no designated stops. We can pick-up or drop off at most residences, motels, B&B, restaurants, offices etc. Sandspit Airport Shuttle:

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

Hideaway Cabin Artist Retreat

Enjoy a luxury pine and cedar cabin with indoor shower, bathroom, and kitchen. Nestled between Queen Charlotte and Skidegate, this hideaway provides visitors with a relaxing and intimate nature

Howler’s Pub

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Howler's Pub features a beautifully, rustic decor with many windows providing a lovely view of Queen

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

Kelly’s Kottage

Private 3 bedroom house with a beautiful view within a five minute walk to the Village of Queen Charlotte.  

Kiki van der Heiden

Kiki van der Heiden is a visual and fibre artist, born in the Netherlands. In 2001 she moved from Amsterdam to Haida Gwaii. Her studio is a small round building nestled in hemlock and cedar trees on

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

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

OV Pizza & Grill

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Gourmet pizza and pub-style fresh food await at OV Pizza & Grill. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean

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 Lodging

Queen Charlotte Lodging offers affordable, weekly tourist accommodation for vacation guests, and comfortable contractor lodging for visiting businesses. A self-contained two bedroom, single bath

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

Sea Raven Motel

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Centrally located in downtown Queen Charlotte, the motel is in close proximity to numerous shops, amenities,

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

Tom Kile, Images in Glass

Tom Kile is a talented stained glass artist with work featured in homes in England and New Zealand. His work includes stained glass panes and windows as well as three-dimensional stained glass

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

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

OV Pizza & Grill

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Gourmet pizza and pub-style fresh food await at OV Pizza & Grill. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean

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

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

Hideaway Cabin Artist Retreat

Enjoy a luxury pine and cedar cabin with indoor shower, bathroom, and kitchen. Nestled between Queen Charlotte and Skidegate, this hideaway provides visitors with a relaxing and intimate nature

Inlet View Rentals (Single room)

This furnished room for 1 person (single bed) overlooks Skidegate inlet and renters can enjoy the views straight from the deck.  Price is $55/night and it is possible to gain access to the

Inlet View Rentals (The Yellow Cabin)

This quiet and quaint cabin, beautifully furnished with locally made furniture and art, is fully contained, with its full kitchen and dining room, living room, bedroom (with a queen size bed) and

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

Kelly’s Kottage

Private 3 bedroom house with a beautiful view within a five minute walk to the Village of Queen Charlotte.  

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 Lodging

Queen Charlotte Lodging offers affordable, weekly tourist accommodation for vacation guests, and comfortable contractor lodging for visiting businesses. A self-contained two bedroom, single bath

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

Sea Raven Motel

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Centrally located in downtown Queen Charlotte, the motel is in close proximity to numerous shops, amenities,

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
 

Contact Us

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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