Regional Haida Gwaii
Art, Culture and Events
Bill Reid Totem Pole, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, B.C.
Accommodations, Campgrounds & More
Masset Cottage, Haida Gwaii, B.C.
Tours, Guides and Outfitters
Sightseeing Cruise, Haida Gwaii, B.C.
Parks, Trails and Beaches
North Beach, Masset, Haida Gwaii, B.C.
Attractions and Entertainment
Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay
Adventures and Activities
Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida Gwaii, B.C.
Haida Gwaii Travel & Adventure Guide
( formerly Queen Charlotte Islands )
Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) is an archipelago of 150+ islands located 93 nautical miles (172 kilometres) off the mainland coast of northern British Columbia, Canada. Haida Gwaii is home to beautiful sandy beaches, forests, wildlife and an abundance of First Nation art, culture and tradition.
The two main populated islands of Haida Gwaii are Graham and Moresby Islands. South of the two populated islands is the world famous island called the Gwaii Haanas National Park.
Graham Island is the largest island of the two populated islands. It is the most accessible of the islands comprising of 6 villages - Masset, Old Masset, Port Clements, Tlell, Skidegate, and Queen Charlotte City. Transportation to and from Graham Island is via floatplane or via an 8-10 hour ferry excursion departing from the community of Prince Rupert, British Columbia which is located on the B.C. Mainland.
Moresby Island is home to one village named Sandspit Village. Moresby Island is accessed via floatplane and a ferry departing from Graham Island. Air travel to and from Haida Gwaii is also based out of Sandspit as it is the site of the main airport servicing commercial and charter airplanes.
The islands cover a total distance of 250 kilometres (156 miles) north to south and, at its thickest point, is less than 100 km (52 miles) east to west. Haida Gwaii is the western-most point of Canada and in the language of the First Nation people translates into, "a place of wonder".
Some of the top sightseeing destinations include Blow Hole Trail, Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary, North Beach & Tow Hill Trail (Masset); Golden Spruce Trail (Port Clements); Misty Meadows Park (Tlell); Balancing Rock & Jungle Beach (Skidegate); Onward Point Lookout (Sandspit)
Some of the top activity and adventure destinations include East Beach Trail & Naikoon Provincial Park (Masset); Spirit Lake Trail (Skidegate); Sleeping Beauty Trail (Queen Charlotte City); Skidegate Lake (Sandspit) and the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.