Queen Charlotte City, Graham Island, BC
Haida-Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
City is the commercial hub of the Charlottes. The city
is located on on Bearskin Bay on the southern point of Graham
Island - the largest island in the Haida Gwaii Islands archipelago.
The community is backed by Sleeping Beauty Mountain with views
looking out over Lina and Robertson Island.
Queen Charlotte City on Graham
Island is the government and administrative centre of the islands.
The island community is the main location to access traveler amenities
often needed on a road trip like gas stations, accommodations,
a grocery store, ATM and laundromat. The operating hours for individual
businesses do vary and should be checked. It is island time you
The main waterfront street is lined with restaurants,
coffee houses, art galleries, gift shops, a pub and some accommodations. Queen Charlotte City is also the location for
the island's hospital, library, police station and other provincial
and federal government offices. Most everything is within walking
Travelers arrive in Queen Charlotte City to either relax or to explore. When arrivals come to explore the
area, one of the most popular adventures in town is the salmon
charters, halibut fishing, steelhead and trout river fishing.
Other activities include wilderness camping, boating,
off roading, hiking, bird watching, wildlife tours and Haida First
Nation cultural interpretive tours.
Logging and commercial fishing once dominated this
small city. But times are changing as eco tourism and the art
history of the Haida people is attracting more and more attention.
The paved main street running through the
village turns into active and deactivated gravel logging roads
heading west leading to some waterfront parks with beaches like Kagan Bay.
Continue to follow the gravel roads up Sleeping
Beauty Mountain near Queen Charlotte City to some of the regions
hiking trails. One of which is the tough Sleeping
Exploring Queen Charlotte City in BCeh!