Accessibility

Haida Gwaii cannot yet be designated as wheelchair-friendly but communities are working toward that goal. There are a number of attractions and activities that are accessible to people with limited mobility. 

  • Gaatsguusd North Beach area offers easy access to the beach with parking immediately beside the beach. The beach might prove challenging as the ground is often soft depending on wind and tides. The area has many places to sit and enjoy the surf in close proximity to one's parked vehicle.
  • Kwahtsiisda the Blow Hole at Gaatsguusd North Beach area and a tour of the monumental poles in Gaw Old Massett is an enjoyable and easily navigable north-island tour. The monumental poles in Gaw can be viewed from the roadside and the Kwahtsiisda is a 20-minute walk (each way) via a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk from a parking lot.
  • The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary and Interpretive Centre are also wheelchair-accessible to some degree. The interpretive centre and bird watching tower next to it are easily accessible via the walk and drive along Cemetery Road. 
  • An easy pathway runs along the waterfront at Sunset Park in Gamadiis Port Clements. The trail along the estuary was designed to be wheelchair accessible but it can be challenging at times if the chair tires are narrow. The two-kilometre path leads to a bird watching tower that is wheelchair accessible up to the first level. 
  • Gamadiis Port Clements has also improved the Golden Spruce Trail to make it wheelchair-accessible. The trail takes about 20-minutes to walk each way. This is an inspiring old growth rainforest trail.
  • The ocean-side drive from Tll.aal Tlell to Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte features gorgeous views of the open ocean from the roadside.
  • Xaaydas Giinaa.ah Naay Haida Heritage Centre and Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay were designed to be wheelchair accessible. Although the inside of the centre is accessible, the outside area where the monumental pole tours are conducted has proven difficult to some due to the gravel covering. Tours at the Centre include the monumental pole, Gyaa K’id Naay carving house, Haida canoe and weaving tours.
  • The Queen Charlotte Seawalk is located in central Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte. It provides a stunning view of Xaana Kaahlii GawGaay Skidegate Inlet and Queen Charlotte Harbour at the Visitor Information Centre, Community Centre & Library.