Photo: Mary Helmer
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Skidegate is one of two Haida villages on the Islands and is home to the award winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum.
Attractions and recreational opportunities include:
The Haida Gwaii Museum located at the Haida Heritage Centre features inspiring displays of Haida culture and history, restored totem poles and a natural history gallery of Haida Gwaii birds, mammals and fossils.
The Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay is an extension of the Haida Gwaii Museum and offers visitors an unparalleled experience discovering Haida culture and art. Six contemporary poles stand outside this world-class complex. The Gwaii Haanas Parks offices are located within.
Along the waterfront in the Village of Skidegate, a cedar longhouse faces the beach. This longhouse houses the Skidgegate Haida Immersion Program which has a mandate to instruct and preserve the Haida language.
Whale watching can be a popular activity from alongside the highway throughout April and May.
BC Ferries docks on the edge of the community providing connections between Moresby Island, Graham Island and across the Hecate Strait to Prince Rupert.
Skidegate Days are held every summer in the community and offer activities and events for all. Don’t miss the opportunity to paddle the “Loo Taas” (Wave eater), the huge cedar canoe carved by Bill Reid.
- Population - 709
- Elevation - Sea Level
- Gas Station
- Grocery Stores
- Hair Stylist
- Dance Performances
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