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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

 

Skidegate

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.

Information:

  • Population - 709
  • Elevation - Sea Level

Services:

  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hair Stylist 
  • Taxi
  • Dance Performances

Skidegate 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

All About U Arts Gallery

Located on the majestic islands of Haida Gwaii and overlooking the Skidegate Inlet, All About U Arts is surrounded by stunning scenery and untamed wilderness. Offering both contemporary and

Archer Arts / Michael Mayr

Multi-talented Haida Gwaii artisan, Michael Mayr, creates custom designs and unique handcrafted art using locally harvested or repurposed material including wood, leather and glass.  

Eri-Cut & Nailed

Eri-Cut & Nailed invites you to enjoy a little bit of ‘me’ time in its recently-renovated, spacious and inviting salon. Relax with a pampering massage, treat your body to a gorgeous

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 -

Garner Moody Haida Artist

Master Carver Garner Moody began carving at a young age and his talent and skill quickly became evident among his peers. He was mentored by a number of Haida artists throughout his career, including

Geoff Greene, Haida Artist

Haida artist Geoff Greene draws upon his heritage and his artistic upbringing to create images that evoke a sense of timeless tradition. Using modern materials like glass as well as ancient ones, like

Gladys Vandal, Haida Weaver

Gladys Vandal is a skilled cedar weaver in Skidegate. Galdys has been weaving since 1994 and studied under other notable weavers, including renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill. Gladys gathers much

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 Gwaii Fishing Charters

Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters offers affordable, professionally-guided salmon and halibut fishing and wilderness adventures  

Haida Gwaii Museum

Suuda Ganunsid, ad gina waadluuxan gan yahguudang Xaayda Gwaay.yaay iiji. To inspire understanding and respect for all that Haida Gwaii is. The Haida Gwaii Museum works collaboratively with

Haida Heritage Centre

K'ay Llnagaay Haida Heritage Centre Mission Statement: "Through the K'ay Llnagaay Haida Heritage Centre we celebrate the living culture of the Haida.  Through language, art and stories

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

Jags’ Beanstalk

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website. Wake up to an aromatic cup of coffee or hot steamed espresso beverage and a fresh-baked muffin at Jags Beanstalk.

Keenawaii’s Kitchen

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Located in Skidegate Keenawaii's Kitchen, owned and operated by Roberta Olson, caters to small groups at her

Longhouse Gift Shop

The Longhouse Giftshop, located in Skidegate, features Haida prints, wood, gold, silver, argillite, books on Haida culture and more - drop by for a visit!  

Ron Wilson, Haida Artist

Ron Wilson (Giitsxaa) is one of Haida Gwaii’s most noteworthy carvers and artists. He is known for his skill in wood, argillite, copper, gold and silver carving. Ron’s work can be found

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

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

Tom Greene, Jr

Tom Greene Jr. is a traditional Haida Carver of the Skedans Raven Clan. He was born in 1955 and raised by His Nuni Essie and Uncle Tom Green Sr. in Skidegate. Tom  began to refine his carving

Tony Greene, Multi Media Haida Artist

Tony Greene is an accomplished Haida artist, skilled at working with a variety of mediums. Tony is well-known throughout the Skidegate community for his metal carvings, pencil drawings and paintings

Wayne Wilson, Haida Artist

Wayne Wilson has been carving for more than fourty years. He apprenticed under master carver Gordon Cross and has since become a recognized aboriginal artist in BC. Wayne's sought after gold and

Where to Eat

Jags’ Beanstalk

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website. Wake up to an aromatic cup of coffee or hot steamed espresso beverage and a fresh-baked muffin at Jags Beanstalk.

Keenawaii’s Kitchen

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Located in Skidegate Keenawaii's Kitchen, owned and operated by Roberta Olson, caters to small groups at her

Where to Stay

Jags’ Beanstalk

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website. Wake up to an aromatic cup of coffee or hot steamed espresso beverage and a fresh-baked muffin at Jags Beanstalk.
 

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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