Paddling Masset Inlet

Hiking Tales, Stories

Distance: 19.9nm Difficulty: Moderate Timing: 5 to 7 hours for an average kayaker   Know before you go  To have an enjoyable, safe and successful trip riding down the inlet, 3 considerations are essential: 1. Weather forecast 2. Tide timing 3. Direction of current flow If any one of these three factors is unfavourable for … Read More

Scootin’ and Pesutin’

Hiking Tales, Stories

Scootering and hiking aka “skooking” or “hikootering” are not often combined activities on Haida Gwaii. This adventure will have you considering forming your very own scooter gang!

An Awakening Hike Up Sleeping Beauty

Hiking Tales, Stories

Length: ~5km return Difficulty:  Moderate/Challenging Timing:  ~ 4 hours return Know before you go:  The Sleeping Beauty Trails are actually two separate trails that can be linked at the top via a ridgewalk between Mt. Slatechuck and Mt. Raymond. Some locals and online resources refer to Mt. Genevieve as the Sleeping Beauty Trail, which is … Read More

Cape Fife In A Day

Hiking Tales, Stories

Length: ~10km one way Difficulty:  Moderate Timing:  ~ 3 hours one way    Know before you go:   Water sources are sparse on the way to Cape Fife. At that, those water sources are generally stagnant bog water. There are rain water barrels that collect water from the Cape Fife Shelter, although it is not treated … Read More

A Few Feathers

Spring Series, Stories

Tiny western sandpipers skitter along the seaweed, when suddenly a black oystercatcher sounds the alarm from down the beach – a peregrine falcon! The predator rises from behind the dunes like a masked avenger and dives into the flock of sandpipers. The shorebirds take flight in tight formation; a defensive attempt to resemble one big … Read More

Into the Woods – Hiking on Haida Gwaii

Spring Series, Stories

Late one evening the hermit thrushes sing. The northwest wind has finally died off and everything is calm. The surface of the ocean is a mirror, reflecting the lazy, hazy clouds sitting high in the stratosphere. The boat motors are still after a long day on the fishing grounds and the only sound is that … Read More

Dancing with the Winds

Spring Series, Stories

On Haida Gwaii the weather rarely sits still, restless and ever-changing its only pattern is movement. A commanding element, residents are subject to its many moods, ebbs and flows. Sometimes we sail through weeks of calm without notice, when suddenly the winds are howling around us. Sometimes rain persists for months, drier days a thing … Read More