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|Haida Gwaii Film Festival||February 24-26|
|Masset Harbour Days||August 24 & 25|
|Aboriginal Day Celebration (Old Massett)||June 21|
|Hospital Day Parade and events in Queen Charlotte||June 22|
|Canada Day events in Port Clements (mud bog, fishing derby)||June 29 & 30|
|Skidegate Days (canoe races, Haida events)||July 18-20|
|Totem to Totem Marathon||July 20|
|Logger Sports Day in Sandspit||July|
|Tlell Fall Fair||August 4|
|Edge of the World Music Festival||August 9-11|
|Haida Heritage Celebration||August 18-19|
|Coho Salmon Derby in Sandspit||September 15- Oct 7|
|Surfing Expression Session||November 1- 3|
Haida Gwaii (Islands of the People), formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands - a remote archipelego steeped in culture and history and epic adventures!
Haida Gwaii’s remoteness yet its close proximity to Vancouver (a 2 hour flight) make it ideal for a ‘Get Away Vacation’
Photo Credit: Haida Heritage Centre
Experience ancient Haida culture as you tour Haida Heritage Sites in Gwaii Haanas. Visit the heartbeat of the Haida culture in Old Massett and Skidegate. Meet world-renowned Haida artists and book a land tour to include cultural sites or visit the the award winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum.
Photo Credit: Tourism BC
Photo Credit: Heron Wier
Revive your sense of adventure! Visit the Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site, experience world class fishing, whale watching, land and marine tours, surfing, hiking, beachcombing, wilderness camping and more! See our pages of 'What to Do' for more adventures and contact information.
Photo Credit: Anvil Cove Charters
Photo Credit: Garrett Brown
Whatever your preferences, the Islands offer endless opportunities to discover or relax.
From Tow Hill to SGang Gwaay, Rennell Sound to the Tlell River, Haida Gwaii is an epic landscape that invites people to explore.
Photo Credit: Haida Gwaii Photos
Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines offer daily scheduled flights between Vancouver and Sandspit or Masset. BC Ferries also provides year round regularly scheduled sailings between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. More on transportation here.
Photo Credit: BC Ferries
The Islands are home to 3 municipal villages, 2 modern Haida Villages and a few eclectic settlements.
Distinct flora and fauna have evolved here for thousands of years, giving the islands the nickname, “the Galapagos of the north.”
The history of the Haida goes back to the stories of the great floods, the first tree and back to the ice age with legends of ice woman swooping down from above.
Winters are mild and summers cool with little temperature variance between them.