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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

Step into another world as you tour ancient Haida village sites in Gwaii Haanas - Photo: Owen Perry www.circa1983.ca

 

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SEEING THE FOREST

By MARCI MANDEL   “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” I didn’t really understand the quote until I came home from a dream holiday.   And then I was forever changed. It was actually a last minute trip.  My husband and...

Evening at Gray Bay Moresby Island

By Al Karman   We spent a wonderful 5 days camped at Gray Bay campgrounds,  we explored the area and swam in the ocean.  It was the most relaxing and excillerating experience I've had in a long while. Will be returning,God willing, in 2015.

Coming Home

By Denise DeVries   My story begins........40 plus years ago.  I arrived, along with my parents & brother, in the summer of 1973;  in Masset, waiting @ the dock for our, 6 horses, our temporary home ( a 26 foot travel trailer), our yellow 4x4 Blazer & our little boat; to be unloaded...

An Unexpected Birthday Party

By Bob & Ruth Reid   (Story)   We visited Haida Gwaii in June, 2010 and for several days stayed in Masset. We travelled out and when we saw a promising fishing spot we stopped to try our luck. As we drove along a river leading north to the sea we...

Sobering Sights

By Sian    See Photos (4)   Grateful. Blessed. Humble. Spiritual. Amazed. Spoiled. Loved.  Every day is a great day on Haida Gwaii. 

Who is this Haida Woman?

By Karin Gagne   Who is this Haida woman? She is strong, and yet vulnerable. She is inspiring, athletic, and a role model to young people. She is a teacher and a learner.   She is caring, nurturing and also needs to be nurtured. She is a mother, a daughter,...

Haida Gwaii is all this

By Faye Blondin   In the summer of 2013 I travelled to Haidi Gwaii with Wild Women Expeditions for a 9 day kayaking trip. Such beauty, such an honouring of the land and the people. I was so impressed with the guides who have unwritten rules to leave every space where we...

Photos of Haida Gwaii

By Justine Parnell   For many years I've carried my camera around Haida Gwaii, when I was younger it was always just a hobby which eventually led to employment in this area. I'm currently in post-secondary pursuing a science degree, although I still can be found carrying my...

Leather Year Anniversary Trip

By Kimberley McCormick   Matthew and I decided to pack up our '91 Mitubishi Delica, with our dogs, food, blankets, clothes, all the love we could muster for eachother with a heaping splash of adventure... Got on the ferrie in Prince Rupert and headed to Haida Gwaii! We explored the south...

Koinonia sail trip 2014

By Andrew Stiles I'm a land-locked Albertan and I needed Haida Gwaii wilderness - it was the best thing for the soul.   It was wild, abundant, peaceful and mysterious.   Everything one needs to refresh and feel in union with God.   We sailed in a 34 ft boat...

First Timer!

By Janet Rideout Thanks Haida Gwaii Tourism!! We had a fabulous time...Ill be back! Everything was wonderful. The Rubber Boots & Chickens Guesthouse was better than I ever could of imagined the food was delicious, and hospitality was superb, Only other place this friendly is of...

The Dream of Discovering Haida Gwaii

By Magali Chazel "This summer I realised a dream… the dream of discovering Haida Gwaii, discovering this special place between land and sea. I must admit I had high expectations, but what I expericend over there went way beyong everything I could have had imagine. From the very southern...

Youth Stewardship Program, Final Blog Post

The last week of the program was really fun.  On Monday we went up to the Tlell River to put up a fish fence with the North Crew. It was really cool learning about fish fences and what they do. One of my favourite parts was putting the metal...

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 4

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we. Monday morning 4 out of 5 members of the south crew met at the office bright and early for our 2 hour long drive to Hiellen, where we would be meeting with the north crew. Once everyone had arrived, we geared up and headed...

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 3

Delkatla wildlife sanctuary is a special place located right in Masset. In this protected area many intertidal and migratory birds along with other wildlife species can be found. This week we were fortunate enough to spend four days with Margo and Peter who both run Delkatla just though lots of...

Unique Visitors

This summer a unique pair of tourists visited Haida Gwaii.   They flew into Masset in a 2 seat Cessna Piper and continued to use the plane to travel around.  They flew to Rose Spit, Sandspit, attended Skidegate Days (thrilled to paddle the war canoe), and landed on the...

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 2

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 2 This week in the Haida Gwaii Youth Stewardship Program we went to have a look into the forest industry. We worked with Taan who showed us how logging works, ie. the machines, the hand falling, and the way they have to do it in specific...

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 1

Youth Stewardship Program, Week 1 Our first week of The Youth Stewardship program started off with a safety orientation, and it went great. Our second day started off with introductions of the Hatchery workers, we dug a hole for a pipe (a very big hole at that.) More towards the afternoon,...

Just Another Day on Haida Gwaii

By James Reid Photo: Jag's Beanstalk / http://www.jagsbeanstalk.com/ Last week I took my three-year-old daughter for a drive intending to visit her favourite beach on Haida Gwaii.  This beach is not unique or special to most people that would go by it on their bikes or...

Biking Haida Gwaii

By Gilda Diaz http://yafilms.net/ The world turns at a leisurely pace in Haida Gwaii. The people are welcoming and friendly. For bicyclists, riding the only highway is no problem because it's paved with wide shoulders. My bike trip started when I parked my car in Prince Rupert,...

The Best Years of My Life: Haida Gwaii 1987-2000

By Susan Laundry In the summer of 1985 my husband, son and I holidayed on Graham Island.  We camped at North Beach for a few lovely days and drove out to Rennell Sound to walk the beaches.  We were back the following summer, which we spent based at Mosquito...

Skidegate Haida Immersion Program

By Katie Allen Every Wednesday our class is given the wonderful opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local community to learn about their culture and way of life. This past week we headed to Skidegate to spend the afternoon with the elders at SHIP - Skidegate Haida Immersion Program -...

Open Mic at the Haida Gwaii Coffeehouse in Queen Charlotte

Haida Gwaii Coffee House - Katie Allen On the last Friday of every month, the community gets together at The Legion in 'Charlotte' for 'Open Mic' http://ow.ly/sZdF0 at 7:30pm. Grab a coffee and a homemade cookie and take a seat in front of the stage where individuals...

Home is where the heart is

By 'Irene' My husband and I are coming to Canada in the summertime as much as we can. We explore Alberta and BC together with our two dogs. I think I can say that we know BC pretty good by now, and so we know how unbelievably beautiful it is. ...

A symbol of achievement: the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole raising

By Heather Tufts On a stormy day in August, visitors and residents of Haida Gwaii board a collection of small vessels for an historic journey to the remote Windy Bay on Lyell Island. We gather there to commemorate 20 years of cooperation between the Haida Nation and the provincial and federal...

Wild Romance

By Vivian I went to Haida Gwaii in 2008 with my partner. We added the visit onto a trip that we had taken to Northern BC. I was anticipating beauty but nothing could have prepared me for how it FEELS to be in Haida Gwaii. It is the most serene, wild,...

Making a memory!

By David Lormand In 1992, I was dealing with cancer and a prognosis of death within 1 year. My two young son's were living with their mom and not doing well with all that was happening in their young lives. It was my decision to create a memory that would last...

Haida Gwaii calls to me ...

By Kari Watkins My aunt and I visited Haida Gwaii in September of 2008.  And this is a visit that I still dream about all these years later.   These islands cast a spell over me and I found myself so at peace with myself - something I had never...

Fishing in Paradise

By Sharon Nabours Call it luck, I choose to call it fate that we met Valerie Hoperich at the 2013 NRA Convention in Houston, Texas. She was promoting her lodge, Queen Charlotte Safaris, in Sandspit, B.C. Five days in paradise with great fishing was too good to pass up! Valerie...

Magical Experience

We walked off the ferry in the early morning to see the sun rise off the ocean, birds in the sky, starfish in the sea.  The smell, sounds, tastes, and sights are unique and refreshing.  You have a magical place there. Looking forward to my next visit.  ...

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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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