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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

 

Tlell

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

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Tlell, population 183, is a small rural community spread out along the east coast of Graham Island, located 43 kilometers north of the ferry terminal at Skidegate. Tlell marks the southeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park

Beaches and sand dunes are easily accessible along the Tlell River, well known for its excellent fishing opportunities. A trail leads from the Tlell day-use area, just north of the Tlell River Bridge to the remains of the Pesuta, a barge which ran aground in 1928.

There are artisans & galleries, a cafe, a fine choice of quaint accommodation several Bed & Breakfasts, a general store and cattle ranch all in the area. They are all well marked. Look for the signs as you drive along the highway.

Tlell is home to the annual Tlell Fall Fair as well as the  Edge of the World Music Festival.

The Edge of the World Music Festival runs for an entire weekend and features internationally renowned musicians and showcases many of Haida Gwaii's own amazing musicians.

Information:

  • Population - 183
  • Elevation - Sea level

Services:

  • Naikoon Park Visitor Centre
  • Grocery Store
  • Post Office    
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Volunteer Fire Department

Tlell 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

Anvil Trail

The Anvil Trail is a 1 to 2 hour return loop trail that goes through a variety of forest types and meanders along a bend of the Tlell river that has somewhat the shape of an Anvil.  This trail

Cacilia’s Bed & Breakfast

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Discover, experience and explore nature from this magnificent, affordable & comfortable beachfront

Chateau Lawn Hill Cottage

Chateau Lawnhill Cottage is located on a scenic oceanview drive along the coast 15 minutes north of Skidegate. A two minute walk will find you on a sandy beach where you can picnic, beachcomb, swim or

Crow’s Nest Cafe & Country Store

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The Crow’s Nest Cafe & Country Store is the place to stop in Tlell for everything you need, from

Crystal Cabin Gallery

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Inspired by the raw energy of the Pacific Ocean & the gentleness of ancient forests, Artisan jeweler

East Beach Trail

The East Beach Trail is a non-formal route along the sandy coastline that stretches between Tlell and Rose Spit. This hike is inside the Naikoon Provincial Park. This +70km multiday hike is best

Grandpa’s Guesthouse

Located on historic Richardson Ranch overlooking the Tlell River and meadows, this fully equipped heritage home allows you the peace to lay back and watch the birds, cows, and farmers.

Haida Gwaii Vacation Rentals

Haida Gwaii Vacation Rentals offers a complete house with two bedrooms and a full kitchen plus rustic cabin rentals. Located in the heart of Tlell, there is a small grocery store and restaurant

Haida House at Tllaal

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The Haida House at Tllaal is conveniently located on the east coast of Graham Island near the village of Tlell,

Haida House at Tllaal Dining Room

The Haida House’s dining room menu focuses on Fresh, Affordable and Delectable. Blending creativity with regional and Continental flavours with an accent on fresh seafood and attentive service,

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

Mayer Lake Shoreline Trail

The Mayer Lake Shoreline Trail is an informal route along the southern edge of Mayer Lake, located in the Naikoon Provincial Park. It is not a flagged or marked trail. Some rules apply in the

Misty Meadows Campground

Misty Meadows Campground is a popular campground with vast stretches of beach and endless beachcombing and hiking opportunities. The campground is located next to the Naikoon Provincial Park

Off the Beaten Path Tours

Off the Beaten Path Tours is a sightseeing, touring and sport fishing company located on Haida Gwaii. It is a business that is "small" in operation but is "big" in what it delivers. Operating an

Old Growth Alley Trail

This is a very beautiful hike in the Tlell watershed, where trees grow big. The trail is close to the Anvil trail, and has been put together by the same group of people known as the "Tlell watershed

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

Pesuta Shipwreck Trail

This popular trail is a non-strenuous hike of about 3 to 4 hours return (about 10km return). This trail is listed on the excellent brochure, available online, "Guide to Recreation Sites and Trails of

Richardson Ranch

The Richardson Ranch was established in 1919 and today is known worldwide for its Tlell Polled Hereford herd. Under the guidance of practicing veterinarian Dr. Don Richardson, the ranch focuses on

Riverside B&B

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Plan your stay on the Queen Charlotte Islands at the Riverside Bed & Breakfast in Tlell. The B&B is

Riverview Guesthouse

Located within the boundaries of Naikoon Province Park, overlooking the Tlell River, the Riverview Guesthouse is a great location from which to explore the islands or just wander down to the river and

Serenity Now Bed & Breakfast

Serenity Now Bed & Breakfast is a spacious yellow cedar log home on a seaside acreage in beautiful Tlell, just 30 minutes north of the Skidegate ferry landing. Our wellness breakfast offers

Sitka Cottage

Sitka Studio Cottage is a lovely private retreat with a view, located at the end of Richardson Road in Tlell 250-557-4241 (Sitka Studio gallery) or 250-557-4386 (home)

Sitka Studio

Step into Sitka Studio and you’ll be whisked away into a tranquil world of culture. Take in original paintings and carvings, including authentic Haida artwork, while you enjoy a steaming cup of

Tlell Farmers Market

Come on out to the Tlell Farmers Market (next to the Tlell Fire Hall) - Sundays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.     Tlell Farmers Market on Facebook

Toad Farm Guesthouse

The Toad Farm Guest House – A country experience with the comforts of home. The Toad Farm Guest House is a newly renovated bungalow nestled in the forest in Tlell, just a five minute walk from

Where to Eat

Crow’s Nest Cafe & Country Store

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The Crow’s Nest Cafe & Country Store is the place to stop in Tlell for everything you need, from

Haida House at Tllaal Dining Room

The Haida House’s dining room menu focuses on Fresh, Affordable and Delectable. Blending creativity with regional and Continental flavours with an accent on fresh seafood and attentive service,

Where to Stay

Cacilia’s Bed & Breakfast

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Discover, experience and explore nature from this magnificent, affordable & comfortable beachfront

Chateau Lawn Hill Cottage

Chateau Lawnhill Cottage is located on a scenic oceanview drive along the coast 15 minutes north of Skidegate. A two minute walk will find you on a sandy beach where you can picnic, beachcomb, swim or

Grandpa’s Guesthouse

Located on historic Richardson Ranch overlooking the Tlell River and meadows, this fully equipped heritage home allows you the peace to lay back and watch the birds, cows, and farmers.

Haida Gwaii Vacation Rentals

Haida Gwaii Vacation Rentals offers a complete house with two bedrooms and a full kitchen plus rustic cabin rentals. Located in the heart of Tlell, there is a small grocery store and restaurant

Haida House at Tllaal

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  The Haida House at Tllaal is conveniently located on the east coast of Graham Island near the village of Tlell,

Misty Meadows Campground

Misty Meadows Campground is a popular campground with vast stretches of beach and endless beachcombing and hiking opportunities. The campground is located next to the Naikoon Provincial Park

Riverside B&B

This is a "Love Haida Gwaii Business", featured on the Love Haida Gwaii Website.  Plan your stay on the Queen Charlotte Islands at the Riverside Bed & Breakfast in Tlell. The B&B is

Riverview Guesthouse

Located within the boundaries of Naikoon Province Park, overlooking the Tlell River, the Riverview Guesthouse is a great location from which to explore the islands or just wander down to the river and

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

Serenity Now Bed & Breakfast

Serenity Now Bed & Breakfast is a spacious yellow cedar log home on a seaside acreage in beautiful Tlell, just 30 minutes north of the Skidegate ferry landing. Our wellness breakfast offers

Sitka Cottage

Sitka Studio Cottage is a lovely private retreat with a view, located at the end of Richardson Road in Tlell 250-557-4241 (Sitka Studio gallery) or 250-557-4386 (home)

Tlell Beach House

The Tlell Beach House offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil setting. Surrounded by 15 acres of meadow and forest, the house is completely private and is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway,

Toad Farm Guesthouse

The Toad Farm Guest House – A country experience with the comforts of home. The Toad Farm Guest House is a newly renovated bungalow nestled in the forest in Tlell, just a five minute walk from
 

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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