Highlights

CULTURAL

  • Xaaydas Giinaa.ah Naay Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay and Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum
  • Gwaii Haanas tours with Haida owned and operated tour guides
  • Tour out to Ts'aa.ahl Llnagaay, one of many village sites along Daawuuxusda the West Coast of Haida Gwaii
  • Land Tours with Haida owned and operated tour guides
  • Haida Canoe at Gamadiis Port Clements
  • Gaw Old Massett monumental poles tour
  • Haida artists studio visit, self-guided tour - please contact the artists in advance to arrange

Winter

  • Surfing - Check out Hl’yaalan Galguusd Agate Beach and Hl'yaalan Gandlee Hiellen River for good breaks
  • Storm watching  - listen to the pounding waves in an off-the-grid ocean-side cabin along Taaw K’yuu Tow Hill Road or watch the surf at Kwahtsiisda the Blow Hole trail end
  • Steelhead fishing at Yaagun Gandlee Yakoun River
  • Beachcombing - looks for washups after the winter storms
  • Go along the Pesuta Shipwreck hike 
  • Holiday craft fairs in all communities
  • Winter concerts - check Haida Gwaii Arts Councils and at the Queen Charlotte Visitor centre for dates and times

Summer

  • Beachcombing for glass fishing floats and agates along the beaches
  • Visit the Xaaydas Giinaa.ah Naay Haida Heritage Centre
  • Roadside whale-watching (May is a big whale-watching month, but whales are spotted year-round)
  • Crabbing – bring a valid saltwater license, and take only what you can use for lunch or dinner
  • Plan zodiac boat or plane tours of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
  • Hike the GuuhlGa Siiwaay K’yuu Spirit Lake Trail in HlGaagilda Skidegate
  • Visit the Tll.aal Tlell Artisan shops
  • Walk along the magnificent old growth trees along The Golden Spruce Trail outside of Gamadiis Port Clements
  • Take a tour of the Gaw Old Massett monumental poles
  • Go to Gaatsguusd North Beach! Walk the accessible Kwahtsiisda and climb to the top of the Tow Hill Lookouts
  • Stroll along the Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte Sea Walk
  • Bird watching at the ‘spit’ in K’il Llnagaay Sandspit and the Delkatla Nature Sanctuary in Gaw Masset
  • Visit Diinal GawGa Gray Bay, south of K’il Llnagaay Sandspit. Please see the advice for driving on active logging roads
  • Drive to Chaahluu Kaahli Rennell Sound to experience the west coast waves. Please see the advice for driving on active logging roads