Massive moss-draped cedar and Sitka spruce tower above the Haida people’s ancient carved poles and fallen longhouses on the lush rainforest islands of Gwaii Haanas. Skies fill with bald eagles, bears scavenge salmon on wild beaches and the ocean teems with breaching whales, porpoises and sea lions. Experience a rich, remote landscape steeped in spirituality, protected by Parks Canada and the Haida who draw cultural inspiration from this land of their ancestors.

Featured things to do

Explore ancient Haida village sites

Weathered, carved poles, longhouse ruins and traditional Haida culture are brought to life at five island village archeological sites by knowledgeable resident Haida Gwaii Watchmen.

Cruise through an ocean teeming with wildlife

Sailing or powerboating in waters rich with wildlife offers the most freedom for exploring Gwaii Haanas’ maze of islands.

Kayak up-close to wildlife and Haida culture

Kayaking encourages slower paced and more intimate experiences with the ocean and its creatures as well as the primordial wilderness and ancient culture of Gwaii Haanas’ network of islands.

Getting here

60 Second Beach Road, Skidegate (Haida Heritage Centre)
PO Box 37
Queen Charlotte BC V0T 1S0

Hours of operation

Open year round
July and August are the busiest periods.


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 250-559-8818
Toll-free: 1-877-559-8818

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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