Port Clements, Graham Island, BC, Canada
Haida-Gwaii British Columbia
B.C. is located centrally on Graham Island which
is the largest island in the Haida Gwaii archipelago. This small forestry village can be seen just off
of Hwy 16 (parts of it anyway), north of Yakoun Bay and Strathdang
Point. Venture further into the village for ocean views where
the harbour and coastline road look out over Masset Inlet for
as far as the eye can see. The small logging and fishing village
is a 1/2 hour drive south of Masset Village and about a 15 minute
drive north of Tlell.
Port Clements has a few varied
accommodations and amenities throughout the area. There is a gas
station and a restaurant/coffee shop (hours vary) found just off
of Hwy 16. A convenience store, a forestry museum and a specialty
coffee shop are inland closer to the ocean.
Port Clements, Haida Gwaii,
is a popular destination for people seeking wilderness adventures
such as bird watching, sports fishing, photography, sight-seeing,
hiking, off roading and sea kayaking.
Port Clements has been the centre
of operations for the logging industry operating on Haida Gwaii since the early 1940's. Today, forestry is still one
of the main employers of the region - accounting for 35% of the
islands economy. Juskatla, is forestry central, located just south
of Port Clements via an active gravel logging road. The same road
to Juskatla on Mamin Bay next to Cowhoe Bay leads to The Golden
A popular adventure in Port Clements is discovering the history of the The
Golden Spruce. A short hiking trail tells part of the story.
It is forest trek that leads to an aged wooden viewing bench peering
out across the Yakoun River. At one time a magical Golden Spruce
Tree sat across the river. But, in 1997 a ??? individual cut the
tree down creating international headlines spanning over three
continents. A seedling survived, luckily. A rare baby Golden Spruce,
is protected and open for viewing at the Port
Clements Millennium Memorial Park.
East of Port Clements is the area of Naikoon
Provincial Park. A popular park area of Haida Gwaii,
accessed by mostly trails in Masset and Tlell. There are many
active gravel roads for exploring in the area leading to hikes
and viewpoints. A short drive away is some of the islands largest
and most expansive, remote sandy beaches like East
Beach and Misty
Meadows. And, make time for the hiking trail leading to the Pesuta Shipwreck.
Exploring Port Clements, Haida Gwaii in BCeh!